Australian Automotive Glossary

Australian Design Rules (ADR)

National standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions. The ADRs are generally performance based and cover issues such as occupant protection, structures, lighting, noise, engine exhaust emissions, braking and a range of miscellaneous items....
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Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC)

Administers refrigerant handling licences and refrigerant trading authorisations on behalf of the Australian Government, to professionals in the refrigeration/air conditioning and auto industry. Also assist with the administration of the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) star rating labelling scheme....
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Auto Skills Australia (ASA)

The body responsible for the development and maintenance of nationally accredited automotive training qualifications in Australia. ASA is directly funded by the Australian Government and has a key focus on developing the skills capacity in the automotive industry. ASA works with industry bodies; unions and enterprises to ensure that workforce development plans equip automotive businesses with the skills needed for today and for the future. For more information visit http://www.autoskillsaustralia.com.au...
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Automatic Transmission

A type of transmission that automatically shifts itself. A fluid coupling or torque converter is used instead of a manually operated clutch to connect the transmission to the engine. Newer automatics use electronic controls to regulate shifting and torque converter lockup....
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Automotive Administration

Perform a wide and diverse range of administrative tasks in the industry. From small business through to franchise or manufacturing operations, this critical role often acts as a central resource for operation teams, managers and senior executives....
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Automotive Alternative Fuel Technician

This is a person who is involved in the servicing, fault diagnosing, repairing and installing alternative fuel systems into vehicles. The fuel types will typically include liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG)....
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Automotive Drivetrain Technician

This is a person who services, diagnoses faults and repairs components of vehicle drivetrains, such as automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, transfer cases of four-wheel-drives and differential units....
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Automotive Electrical Technician

This is a person who diagnoses, repairs, services and tests all electrical systems and components in mining and agricultural equipment, commercial heavy vehicles, passenger vehicles and boats....
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Automotive Glazing Technician

This is a person who removes, installs and repairs windscreens and other glass items on vehicles. A typical day can include working on luxury high-performance vehicles, family passenger vehicles or large mining equipment....
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