The Occupational Certificate in Automotive Motor Mechanic qualification is designed to equip learners with the skills necessary for success in the automotive industry. This includes proficiency in maintaining and repairing vehicles to enable customers to use their vehicles in a productive, cost-effective, and safe manner while optimizing the return on their investment. Learners are also trained to ensure compliance with legal requirements related to vehicle condition and use.
Activities within this field encompass routine scheduled services, the repair or replacement of vehicle components and parts, as well as diagnosing and repairing system faults in a wide range of automotive vehicles. This includes the assembly, testing, and commissioning of new or reconditioned parts for these vehicles.
The automotive maintenance and repair industry plays a crucial role in providing essential services to various users of automotive motor vehicles in South Africa. These users encompass the general public, public entities, and commercial organizations that own vehicle fleets for diverse purposes. The industry’s primary aim is to ensure the reliability, safety, and functionality of automotive vehicles, supporting their efficient and effective use.
What Will You Learn?
- The objective of this qualification is to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to work as an Automotive Motor Mechanic. Upon successful completion, a qualified learner will have the ability to:
- 1. Conduct preventative and scheduled maintenance on both petrol and diesel road vehicles.
- 2. Disassemble, inspect, evaluate, repair, and reassemble engine and vehicle system components for both petrol and diesel road vehicles.
- 3. Identify and rectify faults in petrol and diesel engines as well as vehicle systems and their individual components through diagnostic and repair procedures.