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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive – Specialised Module 3

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 intent of the OHS Act and the role of WorkCover in the workplace

potential hazards in the work environment

safe handling of chemicals

select and use personal protective equipment

identify specific OHS issues associated with the production of practical projects

Power Sources

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

different engine configurations available including:

inline

V

horizontally opposed

identify and differentiate between the configurations of the engine designs

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of overhead valve and overhead cam systems

Engine and Related Systems

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

internal combustion cooling systems including:

air

water

internal combustion lubrication systems including:

properties of oil

pumps and filters

bearings

identify the major components of and differentiate between air-cooled and water-cooled engines

understand the maintenance requirements for internal combustion engine cooling systems

identify properties of oil and associated applications

identify methods of lubrication in both 2- and 4-stroke internal combustion engines

perform basic service of an internal multi-cylinder engine

understand the importance and function of bearings (bush, shell, ball and roller)

Automotive Electrical Systems

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

electronic ignition

electrical components

identify the major components, and operation of electronic ignition

identify the major components, and functions of instruments and gauges

Chassis and Related Components

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

manual transmission including:

manual gearbox

clutch

automatic transmission including:

automatic gearbox

torque converter

identify the major components and functions of manual gearbox, synchromesh, gear sets, shafts

identify the major components and functions of the clutch (hydraulic and cable), clutch plate, pressure plate, thrust bearing

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of an automatic gearbox, torque converter, tiptronic style

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

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

compare and contrast industrial processes with those undertaken in the classroom

identify relevant technologies and contrast with those used in the past

compare and contrast careers and professions in the automotive industry

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