This unit describes the performance outcomes required to drive and manoeuvre a trailer while it is attached to a driving vehicle. It involves inspecting the trailer before use, connecting the trailer to a vehicle, driving the trailer, and disconnecting the trailer from the vehicle. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The trailers may have non-pivoting axles or pivoting front axles.
Before competency can be determined, individuals must demonstrate they can perform the following according to the standards defined in this unit’s elements, performance criteria, range of conditions and foundation skills:
Individuals must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements. Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting. Assessment must include direct observation of tasks. Where assessment of competency includes third-party evidence, individuals must provide evidence that links them to the trailers that they have driven and manoeuvred, e.g. trailer log book. Assessors must verify performance evidence through questioning on skills and knowledge to ensure correct interpretation and application.
The following resources must be made available:
This course is delivered over one 8-hour day. The course is run with a candidate to assessor ratio of 4-1. The course includes the following:
Two-hour PowerPoint presentation covering:
This is followed by a one hour written exam on the theory content.
The practical element of this course includes the following: