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Automotive – Performance band descriptions

The typical examination performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Consistently and correctly communicates using precise industry terminology, in a manner appropriate to the audience and situation.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding and application of the performance required in using and maintaining automotive workplace tools and equipment.
  • Applies an in-depth knowledge and understanding relevant to specific units of competency.
  • Consistently and reliably applies the skills required to apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes.
  • Demonstrates an extensive understanding of the application of safe working practices as they apply to the automotive industry.
  • Exhibits a comprehensive understanding of systems and components in the automotive industry.
  • Demonstrates critical judgement and sound reasoning to select, organise, synthesise and evaluate relevant information from a variety of sources.

Band 5

  • Communicates, using specific industry terminology, in a manner appropriate to the audience and situation.
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding and application of the performance required in using and maintaining automotive workplace tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge and understanding relevant to specific units of competency.
  • Demonstrates a detailed ability to apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the application of safe working practices as they apply to the automotive industry.
  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of systems and components in the automotive industry.
  • Demonstrates judgement and reasoning to select, organise and evaluate relevant information

Band 4

  • Communicates, using industry terminology, in a manner appropriate to the workplace.
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding and application of the performance required in using and maintaining automotive workplace tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding relevant to specific units of competency.
  • Demonstrates a basic ability to apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of the application of safe working practices as they apply to the automotive industry.
  • Exhibits a general understanding of systems and components in the automotive industry.
  • Frames written responses in a descriptive manner.

Band 3

  • Communicates using basic industry terminology.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the performance required in using and maintaining automotive workplace tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding relevant to specific units of competency.
  • Demonstrates a limited ability to apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes.
  • Demonstrates a limited understanding of the application of safe working practices as they apply to the automotive industry.
  • Exhibits a basic understanding of systems and components in the automotive industry.
  • Frames written responses using generalisations.

Band 2

  • Communicates using non-industry specific terms.
  • Demonstrates a superficial understanding of the performance required in using and maintaining automotive workplace tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a limited knowledge and understanding relevant to specific units of competency.
  • Demonstrates a limited ability to apply some elements of basic automotive troubleshooting processes.
  • Displays an elementary understanding of the application of safe working practices as they apply to the automotive industry.
  • Exhibits some understanding of systems and components in the automotive industry.
  • Frames written responses using unsupported generalisations.

Band 1

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