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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive – Core Module 1

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

OHS and Risk Management

(refer to Outcomes 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.4.2 on page 12)

the safe use and handling of hand, power and machine tools

the use of personal protective equipment in the workshop

elementary first aid procedures

safely use tools, materials and equipment

use personal protective equipment when working with materials, tools and machines

Power Sources

(refer to Outcomes 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

internal combustion engines including:

2-stroke

4-stroke

alternative sources of power

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of 2-stroke and 4-stroke motors

identify a range of power sources other than internal combustion engine, eg solar, wind, steam

Engine and Related Systems

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

method of operation of a 2-stroke motor

4-stroke single-cylinder engine

disassemble, clean, inspect, identify and re-assemble a 2-stroke motor

identify and describe the major components in a 4-stroke single-cylinder engine

Automotive Electrical Systems

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

12-volt electrical circuits

battery

alternator

interpret 12-volt series and parallel electrical circuits

identify major components of a 12-volt battery and demonstrate care and maintenance

identify the major components of an alternator and describe its purpose in an automotive electrical system

Chassis and Related Components

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

braking systems

chassis construction methods

describe braking systems used in vehicles

identify major components of a selected braking system (drum brakes, leading shoe, trailing shoe, friction materials, disc brakes, fixed caliper and floating caliper)

perform basic maintenance and adjustment to a braking system

identify the major components of a fabricated chassis and differentiate between the processes and materials used in the construction of tube, triangulated, and ladder chassis

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

traditional, current and emerging technologies that relate to the automotive industry

relate elementary industrial maintenance and/or repair techniques to work in the classroom

list career paths in automotive industries

Design

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1 on pages 12–13)

design principles and processes related to engine components

material lists

identify the functional aspects of automotive design

evaluate work practices and design in terms of quality

read and interpret technical data

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

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