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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive – Specialised Module 4

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)

risk management principles included in the OHS Act and Regulation

risk identification and hazard reduction strategies

conduct a risk assessment

identify and respond to OHS issues to help ensure a safe working environment

Power Sources

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

the operation of at least two power sources other than internal combustion:

solar

electric

steam

hybrid

jet

identify the major components of and complete a detailed study of selected power sources

Engine and Related Systems

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

the internal workings of a multi-cylinder 4-stroke engine including:

piston, connecting rod and crankshaft assembly

rockers and valves

camshaft

identify and describe the functions of the major components in a multi-cylinder 4-stroke engine

disassemble, identify, clean, inspect and re-assemble a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine

Automotive Electrical Systems

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

engine management systems

identify the major components and functions of different engine management systems

Chassis and Related Components

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the steering system

front suspension components including:

wishbone

strut

torsion bar

rear suspension components including:

swing axles

wishbone

trailing arm

automotive body corrosion

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of steering systems (worm and roller, cam and peg, rack and pinion) and power-assisted steering (hydraulic, electric, variable)

identify the major components of and understand the performance characteristics of independent front suspension

identify the major components of and differentiate between the operation of independent rear suspensions

describe the significance of corrosion and corrosion protection

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

research current techniques, materials and equipment used by industry to develop and produce similar projects

compare and contrast industrial/commercial practices with classroom experiences

Design

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

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