Brake testing course

Candidates who undertake this course will have the skills and knowledge required to successfully analyse and evaluate faults in wheeled mobile plant, heavy vehicle commercial and light vehicle braking systems at a mine site.

The competencies are recognised as required competencies for the following statutory positions in Queensland:

  • Persons analysing and evaluating light vehicle braking systems require AURLTB002
  • Persons analysing and evaluating wheeled mobile plant braking systems require AURKTB002
  • Persons analysing and evaluating heavy vehicle braking systems require AURHTB005

The competencies offered form part of the AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology. Simtars does not offer this training  product but it can be sourced from another registered training organisation.

To enquire about the course please contact Simtars on (07) 3810 6333 or email training@simtars.com.au and we will forward your enquiry to our third-party trainer.

Who should attend

nationally recognised training logo Trade level persons who wish to undertake brake testing at a coal mine site. Participants must have at least 2 years of workshop experience.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You can apply for recognition of prior learning for the units of competency in this course. You will need to supply information on your work history and samples of work, and may need to undertake assessments and/or an interview to determine whether you have met the competency standards. RPL is conducted on a one-on-one basis. Contact us to discuss your RPL options.

Course delivery and assessment

The course is delivered at mine sites by Simtars’ third-party provider Dynamic Braking Pty Ltd, who is well recognised in the industry. Dynamic Braking Pty Ltd actively recruits learners on Simtars’ behalf.

Training includes both theory and practical exercises using brake testing equipment. Learners will be required to complete written assessments and test the relevant heavy and light vehicles and mobile plants.

The amount of training has been reduced to 23 hours, delivered over 2 days face-to-face, because all learners undertaking this course are experienced workers. With a minimum of 2 years workshop experience, these workers already have many of the underpinning skills and knowledge required, including:

  • identifying and managing hazards and risks associated with working on the machinery and equipment being used
  • procedural methodologies used to identify and confirm system faults, deficiencies or discrepancies
  • identifying, selecting and preparing tools and materials
  • carrying out diagnostic processes, sequencing, and tests in accordance with manufacturer specifications, workplace procedures and regulatory requirements
  • methodologies for drawing valid conclusions from available evidence
  • preparing written reports and justifying rectification methods / variations in accordance with workplace and legislative requirements
  • cleaning work area, and storing tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures
  • processing documentation in accordance with workplace procedures.

This course will be delivered holistically, with all of the units being delivered in a clustering arrangement.

On successful completion of all assessments a statement of attainment will be issued by Simtars RTO 1828.

Course content

The following accredited units of competency are covered during the course:

  • AURKTB002 - Analyse and evaluate faults in wheeled mobile plant braking systems
  • AURHTB005 - Analyse and evaluate faults in heavy commercial vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTB002 - Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems

These units describe the performance outcomes required to analyse and evaluate faults in heavy commercial vehicles, wheeled mobile plant and light vehicle braking systems in order to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance.

They involve identifying, evaluating, selecting, justifying and documenting the most appropriate rectification method or variation to the rectification method.

The units include the analysis of multi-system and intermittent faults which may be caused by operating in adverse conditions.

They apply to those working in the automotive service and repair industry.