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Curriculum 2023

Automotive Technology


Subject Name Automotive Technology
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway N/A
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers


This subject has a focus on vehicle systems. Students will study various systems (brake system and how to maintain them, as well as performing fault-finding tasks and completing written reports on the systems studied.  

Vehicle systems may include:

  • Brake system
  • Cooling system
  • Fuel system
  • Combustion system
  • Ignition system
  • Steering/suspension system 


Specialised Skills Tasks  40% 

  • Part 1: Measurement and Skills Exercise  20% 
    Students will measure components, for example, bore and crank wear, under guided instruction. They apply skills, processes and techniques and compare findings with manufacturers' specifications - maximum 500 or 3-minute equivalent.        
  • Part 2: Investigation and Analysis - fault finding  20% 
    Students will check the function of engine systems (e.g. electronic/mechanical) under guided instruction to diagnose faults - maximum 500 or 3-minute equivalent.    

Design Process and Solution  60%

  • Part 1: Design Development and Planning  30%
    Students will design and plan repairs to a vehicle system based on the condition of components measured in Specialised Skills Tasks - maximum 500 or 3-minute equivalent.
  • Part 2: Students create and evaluate the product/solution  30% 
    Students will conduct the repairs planned. This is an independent, practical based assessment with a written evaluation - maximum 500 words or 3-minute multimodal equivalent.

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