Course Details

Brake Testing

BT

This course is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to carry out brake testing. It develops  the skills and knowledge required for those individuals who analyse and evaluate faults in wheeled mobile plant, heavy commercial and light vehicle brake testing vehicles at mine sites. Brake testing is a process for periodical checking that a vehicle's brakes are maintained (working) at a level of performance that does not put people at risk.

The course is delivered by a Third Party Provider, Brake Diagnostics International Pty Ltd T/A Dynamic Braking, with the Statement of Attainment for the three units below, issued by Simtars (RTO 45647).

The course covers three nationally accredited units and learners may choose to complete all or only the ones that they do not already hold, (can be discussed with Simtars and the Third Party Trainer).

  • 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


 

 

Brake Testing Course 

 

    Target Audience


Persons wishing to learn the skills and knowledge to carry out brake testing.
 

    Course  Description   

This course provides the skills and knowledge required for those individuals who analyse and evaluate faults in wheeled mobile plant, heavy commercial and light vehicle brake testing vehicles at mine sites.

Pursuant to Sections 66, 71, 260(2)(h) & 371(sch 7(5)) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 (Qld), these competencies are recognised by the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee as required competencies for the following statutory positions:
•  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 three units can be delivered in I workshop over 2 days, or learners may wish to participate in only one or
two units. Contact Simtars.


This course is delivered by a Third Party Provider, Brake Diagnostics International Pty Ltd T/A Dynamic Braking 
Recruitment occurs through Simtars or a Third Party Provider, Brake Diagnostics International Pty Ltd T/A Dynamic Braking 


Successful completion of the training program could lead to employment in a Queensland coal mine. Further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:
AUR50116 - Diploma of Automative Management

Note Simtars does not offer the Diploma of Automotive Management or any other full qualification in the AUR Training Package. See www.training.gov.au for more details.  
 
 
    Course Dates            
Contact Simtars or Brake Diagnostics International Pty Ltd T/A Dynamic Braking
    Duration        

2 Days for full course / 1 day Refresher
 
    Mode of Delivery

Face to Face Workshops with work based activities
 
    Delivery Location

Onsite 
 
    Course Cost

Contact Simtars for course related inquiries. 
 
    Training

Face to Face Workshop, course readings, videos and practical work based activities
 
    Assessments

Learners will be required to complete written assessments and test the relevant heavy and light vehicles and mobile plant
 
 
 

Proposed Workshop Dates

Unit 

Workshop Start
Date 

Workshop End
Date


AURKTB002 - Analyse and evaluate faults in wheeled mobile plant braking systems

As per requests from
Mine Sites
2 days full course
1 day Refresher

AURHTB005 - Analyse and evaluate faults in heavy commercial vehicle braking systems
 

AURLTB002 - Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems 

 
 
 

Training

Face-to-face and work based workshops
The training is delivered in a face to face mode over two days.  Training includes both theory and practical exercises using brake testing equipment. Learners will be assessed by way of written assessments and also practical assessments that require learners to analyse and evaluate faults on braking systems in the relevant heavy vehicles, light vehicles and mobile plant..
 
The amount of training has been reduced to 17 hours, ( 6 hours assessments), delivered over 2 days face-to-face, on the following basis:
  • Learners must have a minimum of 2 years recent experience in a workshop, specifically within the context of brake testing.  Learners must have a mechanical trade background, which might include qualifications such as Certificate II in Automotive Braking System Technology, Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology, Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology or similar. (You can provide confirmation of this by trade Certificate, Letter from Employer or any means that can be verified).
  • It is appropriate to deliver and assess this training course over a shorter period, because the 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 the 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 can be delivered holistically, with all of the units being delivered in a clustering arrangement.


Assessment

  • Theory and practical assessments to ensure that sufficient evidence is gathered in order to demonstrate competency.
  • You will be issued with a Statement of Attainment from Simtars (RTO 45647) for the units successfully completed.

 
Trainer Assessor details

Dynamic Braking Pty Ltd (Sam Lichos, John Anderson, Brian Little)
Contact Simtars

 

Entry requirements

To enrol in this course, you must:
  • Learners must be currently employed on a Queensland mine site, or in a business that provides brake testing for a Queensland mine site
  • Learners must have a minimum 2 years recent experience in a workshop, specifically with brake testing
  • Learners must have a mechanical trade background, which might include qualifications such as Certificate II in Automotive Braking System Technology, Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology, Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology or similar. (You can provide confirmation of this by trade Certificate, Letter from Employer or any means that can be verified).
  • Learners in this course must be 18 years of age or over when from mines located in:
    • Queensland
  • Learners in this course must be 19 years of age or over when from mines located in the Northern Territory, unless:
    • they previously received permission to leave school earlier than 17; and
    • they have completed a minimum of two (2) full years operational in an underground mine (as set out above); and
    • they meet the foundation skill requirements set out below.
  • Learners in this course must be 19 years of age and over when from mines located in Tasmania.  Note that from 2022 onwards, this age will rise to 20 years of age.
  • Learners in this course must be 20 years of age or over when from mines located in: 
  • New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria.
  • Note: the above are the age requirements to work in a mine in various States. On top of that please consider that learners require 2 years of experience of working in a workshop specifically on brake testing.   

Foundation skill requirements

  • To study in this course, you will be required to have core skills at level 5, or the ability to reach level 5 with support, on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). 
  • Prior to commencing the training, you will be required to complete a LLN assessment which is included in your enrolment application, to assess if you meet the Foundation Skills requirements. For more information about Foundation Skills, see the ‘Choosing your Course’ section in our Learner Handbook.


Materials and equipment required

To study in this course, you must provide the following materials and equipment:
  • Personal Protective Equipment  (PPE) as required for the training site
  • A notebook and pen.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • You can apply for RPL for each of the units of competency in this qualification. 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 assessed on a case-by-case basis. You can read more about RPL in our Learner Handbook or contact us to discuss your RPL options. 


Apply for enrolment - How to Apply

  • Contact Simtars initially for further information.
  • Your Enrolment will be completed with the Third Party Provider on the day of commencement.
  • Payment will be arranged with Simtars and Third Party Provider. 
  • Your enrolment application will be reviewed by the trainer and Simtars to ensure that your experience and skills are sufficient for you to qualify for participation in the course
  •  For more details, please read our Learner Handbook.
Phone: 61 (07) 3810 6328  
Email:  training@simtars.com.au 

 

 Fees 

  • For quotations, payment options and company group bookings please contact Simtars.
  • Payment is required prior to all workshops.
  • Where a learner misses a workshop or part of a workshop, Simtars will attempt to place this learner into other courses being conducted. If this is not possible, learners will be required to attend a workshop at the end of the course to undertake the work they have missed. This will incur an additional cost for the supplementary workshop, plus venue and trainer accommodation costs.
  • Fees include costs of flights for the trainer, car hire/transfer costs for the trainer, all course material and pre-course readings during each workshop.
  • Learner accommodation and food are not provided or included in course fees.
  • Government funding or subsidies are currently not available.

Payment Method

We offer the following payment methods for this course:
  • Credit card
  • Purchase order (for approved companies only) 
For more information about payment methods and payment terms, see the ‘Fees and Refunds’ section of the Learner Handbook.  For further information or to organise payment for your training, please contact Simtars on (07) 3810 6328 or email training@simtars.com.au
 


 

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