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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive – Core Module 2

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)

identified hazards in the work environment

principles of risk management

clean and hygienic work practices

safely use hand and power tools, materials finishes and equipment

select and use personal protective equipment

Power Sources

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

diesel and rotary internal combustion engines

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of diesel and rotary engines

understand the basic maintenance requirements for these engines

Engine and Related Systems

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

the fuel system including:

combustion

petrol

fuel pump

carburettor (single and multiple)

air filter

identify the major components of the fuel system and describe the function for each component

perform basic maintenance and adjustment on these fuel system components

describe the relative merits of various liquid fuel types (petrol, diesel, LPG)

identify the major components of fuel injection – single point, multi-point, direct and indirect

Automotive Electrical Systems

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

components in an ignition system including:

spark plugs

ignition coil

distributor

contact breaker points

timing

identify and describe the function of major components in an ignition system

test and adjust the components while conducting a basic engine tune-up

Chassis and Related Components

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the major components of and performance characteristics of wheels and tyres

suspension:

leaf springs and solid axles

shock absorbers

exhaust systems

perform basic maintenance including tyre pressure and rotation

describe the performance characteristics of leaf springs and solid axles

compare the relative merits of various shock absorbers – fluid, gas, air

describe functions of exhaust system components including catalytic converter, muffler and pipe

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

identify alternative historical industrial technologies appropriate to the task and the material being used

relate appropriate industrial maintenance and/or repair skills to work in the classroom

describe different careers within the automotive industry and analyse the relationships between them

Design

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

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