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    Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation

    AUR10116

    This qualification is an introductory qualification to the automotive retail, service and repair industries and an entry to further training in several sectors. It is designed for application in a highly supervised context, such as  VET in Schools (VETiS) or other equivalent introduction or induction to industry environments. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

    This qualification aims to provide you with initial automotive skills and is designed to prepare you for entry level employment. You may be able to perform routine tasks under direct supervision in the industry sector. Essentially this certificate is the first step towards preparing to study the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation. You are encouraged to begin with Certificate I in preparation for Certificate II.

    In this certificate you will:

    • Gain a feel for the automotive industry in a simulated workshop
    • Learn basic hand skills, measuring, cutting, filing, safe working practices.

    2018 Certificate Cost: $120 p.a.

    CORE UNITS Total Hours 71
    AURAEA001 Identify environmental and sustainability requirements in an automotive service or repair workplace
    AURASA001 Apply automotive workplace safety fundamentals
    AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components
    AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
    AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    ELECTIVE UNITS Total Hours 74
    AURTTA002 Assist with automotive workplace activities
    AURTTA003 Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
    AURTTE003 Remove and tag engine system components

    TOTAL HOURS 145

    The course is made up of five (5) core units and three (3) elective units. All core and elective units must be successfully completed to be awarded a full qualification.

    Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

    AUR20716

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a limited range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

    This qualification aims to provide you with industry training automotive skills in order to prepare you for an automotive apprenticeship. Using industry grade tools and machinery you will diagnose, service and repair automobiles whilst preparing yourself for employment within the automotive sector.

    In this certificate you will:

    • Gain hands on experience in a simulated automotive workshop
    • Prepare yourself for employment in the automotive industry

    2018 Certificate Cost: $200 p.a.

    CORE UNITS Total Hours 125
    AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
    AURAFA004 Solve routine problems in an automotive workplace
    AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components
    AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
    AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    ELECTIVE UNITS Total Hours 129
    AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries
    AURTTA002 Assist with automotive workplace activities
    AURTTA003 Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
    AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
    AURTTE003 Remove and tag engine system components

    TOTAL HOURS 254

    The course is made up of seven (7) core units and five (5) elective units. All core and elective units must be successfully completed to be awarded a full qualification.

    Year 11 Building and Construction

    General G1BCN

    This unit introduces you, the student, to the considerations required in building design and explores properties of common, natural or pre‐made construction materials, their mechanical properties and use in construction. You will understand differences in structure and materials used. Basic plan drawing and reading is practised with application in building, in addition to the skills in areas of content, such as working with construction materials, spatial perception and computation and levelling. The unit explores processes drawn from building projects.

    In this course, you will use a variety of standard building materials, such as: bricks, pavers, mortar, cement, tiles, steel, timber and timber framing.

    You will also develop skills in:

    • Laying and finishing of simple paving
    • Straight line bricklaying
    • Wall and floor tiling setting out
    • Procedure and tool usage
    • Mixing of mortar, grout and cement and their correct usage
    • Cleaning up procedure at completion of the activities
    • Identification and production of a range of surface finishes
    • Oxy welding procedure: purpose, materials and equipment
    • Electric arc welding procedure: purpose, materials and equipment
    • Methods of cutting and fixing timber for frame and carcass construction
    • Correct use of various portable power tools, equipment and hand tools within the building and construction industry
    • Measuring tools, cutting tools, lifting equipment

    Unit Cost: $45

    General G2BCN

    This unit builds on the content covered in unit one. In this unit you explore properties of common, natural and pre‐made construction materials, their production, mechanical properties under direct loads (tension or compression) and use in construction. Concepts in space and computation are developed. Basic plan reading is practiced with application in building, as well as skills in areas of content, such as working with materials, spatial perception and computation and leveling. The unit explores processes in contexts drawn from building projects. You will work with a variety of materials and develop a range of practical skills.

    Unit Cost: $45

    Year 12 Building and Construction

    General GTBCN

    Unit 3

    This unit explores properties of common construction materials (timber, metals, concrete, grout, brickwork, block work, insulation, mortar and paint); their mechanical properties under load and flexural actions; and their use in construction. Concepts in space and computation are developed. You will practice reading drawn/drafted information as applied to building. Documentation for small projects is developed.

    The unit explores processes in contexts drawn from building, landscaping, earthwork, projects involving different energy use, and the recycling of building materials. You will complete a range of projects building on your knowledge gained from Units 1 & 2.

    Unit 4

    This unit builds upon the understandings of building materials, structures and structural components and the evaluation of combinations of various materials to sustain the strength of structural components. The methods and materials used in connecting building elements are explored.

    Further design considerations are studied. Drawing/drafting skills are refined and practised with application to more complex building issues. New criteria are incorporated in the specifications of design projects and skills are practised in these areas of content. Service networks, economics and recycling are studied.

    The unit explores processes in contexts drawn from building, landscaping, and earthwork projects, involving environmental issues of building waste disposal, water and sewerage treatment. You will use the knowledge gained from the previous units to build one major project construction project in the school. You will be working with a team to complete to project to the correct technical specification and to time constraints.

    Unit Pair Cost: $90

    Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

    MEM20413

    The course is divided into three streams:

    • Fabrication: – Soldering, Brazing, Sheet Assembly and Welding.
    • Machining and Process: – Using hand tools, power tools and machining.
    • Drawing: – Interpretation, sketching and drawing.

    It will provide you with skills in processes such as manual metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, soldering and brazing. You will also be provided with an overview of the safety and legal requirements required in an engineering environment and taught to communicate more effectively, both orally and in writing, with those within their professional environment.

    Studying this course will give you the opportunity to gain more advanced skills and knowledge necessary to increase your chances of gaining an apprenticeship in the engineering trades.

    Certificate Cost: $240 p.a.

    CORE UNITS Total Hours 114
    MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety
    in the work environment
    MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and
    manufacturing industry
    MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project
    MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable
    work practices

    ELECTIVE UNITS Total Hours 223
    MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
    MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
    MEM18001C Use hand tools
    MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
    MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines
    MEMPE002A Use electric welding machines
    MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment
    MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team

    TOTAL HOURS 337

    The course is made up of five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units. All core units and *four (4) electives must be successfully completed to be awarded a full qualification.

    Year 11 Materials Design and Technology – Wood

    General G1MDTW

    In this course you will interact with a variety of items that have been specifically designed to meet certain needs. You are introduced to the fundamentals of design and learn to communicate various aspects of the technology process by constructing what you design. Throughout the process, you will learn about the origins, classifications, properties and suitability for purpose of the materials you are using, and are introduced to a range of production equipment and techniques. You develop materials manipulation skills and production management strategies, and are given the opportunity to realise your design ideas through the production of your design project.

    Unit Cost: $50

     

    General G2MDTW

    The focus of this course is production fundamentals. You will be introduced to principles and practices of design, along with woodworking fundamentals to manufacture products for yourself. You will learn to communicate various aspects of the design process within the structure of making your product. You will learn about timber properties and processes, and how to use a variety of tools and machines safely and effectively in the wood workshop.

    Unit Cost: $50

    Year 12 Materials Design and Technology – Wood

    General GTMDTW

    Unit 3

    In this unit you will develop an understanding of the elements and fundamentals of furniture design and consider human factors involved in the design, production and use of their projects. You will develop creative thinking strategies and work on predominantly timber design projects. You will learn about the classification and properties of a variety of timber materials and make appropriate selection for furniture design needs.

    You will learn about carpentry manufacturing and production skills and techniques, and develop the skills and techniques appropriate to the timber materials and gain practice in planning and managing woodwork processes through the production of your design project. You will learn about risk management and the ongoing evaluation processes.

     

    Unit 4

    In this unit you will learn about the nature of designing for a client, target audience or market. You will learn about the nature, properties and environmental impacts of timber materials, and production techniques. You will apply an understanding of the elements and fundamentals of timber furniture design and consider human factors involved in your design projects. You will develop creative thinking strategies, work on timber design projects within specified constraints and consider the environmental impacts of recycling of materials.

    You will extend your understanding of safe working practices and contemporary manufacturing techniques in the workshop, and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage carpentry processes of designing and manufacturing.

    Unit Pair Cost: $100

    Year 11 Design Photography

    General G1DESP

    The focus of Unit 1 is to introduce design process and practice in photography. You will learn that design can be used to provide solutions to design problems and communication needs. You will be introduced to basic design skills and a range of camera and Photoshop techniques and processes to demonstrate control over the elements and principles of design.

    Unit Cost: $55

    General G2DESP

    The focus of Unit 2 is personal design. You will learn to visually communicate aspects of your personality, values and beliefs through your affiliations and manipulation of personal surroundings and environments. You will explore design elements and principles and the design process in a Photographic project communicating something of themselves. You will increase familiarity with Photographic production skills and processes, materials and technologies using DSLR cameras and Photoshop.

    Unit Cost: $55

    Year 12 Design Photography

    General GTDESP

    Unit 3

    The focus of this unit is product design. More than ever we communicate visually and in particular via photographic images. In this course you will learn that the commercial world is comprised of companies, requiring consumer products, services and brands for a particular audience. You will be introduced to the concept of intellectual property. Using the design process you will create images, visuals and layouts with an awareness of codes and conventions, further developing your DSLR camera, Photoshop software and studio skills and knowledge to achieve this.

    Unit 4

    The focus of this unit is cultural design. We communicate socially using technologies that favour visual and photographic images. You will learn that society is made up of different groups of people who share diverse values, attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and needs, and that different forms of visual communication transmit these values and beliefs. You will be encouraged to create designs that link to a culture or sub-culture and will be introduced to ethical issues concerning representation. You will develop a design process with an understanding of codes and conventions, and consider communication strategies and audience. You will define and establish contemporary photographic skills and processes, materials and technologies.

    Unit Pair Cost: $110

    Year 11 Design Technical Graphics

    General G1DEST

    This course will be of particular interest to you if you are interested in learning skills that will assist in gaining a career in the engineering, architecture, industrial design and building industries.

    The focus of this unit is to introduce design process and practice. You learn that design can be used to provide solutions to design problems and communication needs. You are introduced to basic design skills and a range of techniques within a defined context to demonstrate control over the elements and principles of design. This unit will give you the opportunity to develop basic drawing skills, including sketching and computer assisted drawing. Using industry standard software, you will learn how to produce 2D and 3D drawings, including both presentation and working drawings. You will also produce the drawings on a 3D printer that will demonstrate how your designs are assembled and operate.

    Unit Cost: $40

    General G2DEST

    This course will be of particular interest to you if you are interested in learning skills that will assist in gaining a career in the engineering, architecture, industrial design and building industries.

    The focus of this unit is personal design. You will learn to visually communicate aspects of your personality, values and beliefs through affiliations and manipulation of personal surroundings and environments. You explore design elements and principles and the design process in a project communicating something of themselves. You will increase familiarity with basic production skills and processes, materials and technologies. Using industry standard software, you will learn how to produce 2D and 3D drawings, including both presentation and working drawings. You will also produce the drawings on a 3D printer that will demonstrate how your designs are assembled and operate.

    Unit Cost: $40

    Certificate II in Visual Arts

    Technical Drawing CUA20715

    This qualification is intended for students interested in gaining skills suitable for engineering or related working environments with a view to entering employment in that industry area.

    This qualification delivers broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of engineering and manufacturing tasks which will enhance your entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in an engineering-related workplace.

    Some units of competency may provide you with credit into an apprenticeship program in the metals trade areas, which
    may reduce the amount of time required to complete an apprenticeship.

    You will work with engineering tools and equipment to produce or modify objects in a safe and effective manner.

    2018 Certificate Cost: $120 p.a.

    CORE UNITS Total Hours 125
    BSBWHS201 Contribute to health & safety of others
    CUAACD101 Use basic drawing techniques
    CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
    CUARES202 Source and use information relevant to own arts practice

    ELECTIVE UNITS Total Hours 220
    CUAPPR302 Document the creative work progress
    BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
    BSBDES201 Follow a design process
    CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings
    CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings

    Total Hours 345

     

    The course is made up of four (4) core units and five (5) elective units. All core and elective units must be successfully completed to be awarded a full qualification.