Rev up your career! Mechanics is the study of machines, which are designed to take force or movement and then transform ‘energy’ to perform specific tasks. This course is ideal for those who would like to understand better the scope and nature of machines in a range of sectors, from automotive and leisure to industrial and retail. It can also help home-handy-people become more proficient at servicing their own machines!
The Certificate of Introductory Mechanicsis an online program that will give you insights into what machines suit certain tasks, and how to manage, maintain and achieve more efficient outcomes with them.
In this professional development course, you will learn about the characteristics and parts of gas, petrol and electric engines and motors, including driving mechanisms and brake systems.
You will also learn how to set up a mechanics workshop, manage the deterioration of machines, optimise their functionality and longevity, and service a variety of machines from cars and gardening equipment to power tools and outdoor electric machines.
On completion of this course, you will understand how each of the components of a machine performs; how to use them appropriately; and how to maintain and repair them when required.
Unit 1 – Introductory mechanics
How an engine works
The operating cycle
Stages in a four stroke spark ignition engine cycle
Parts of an electric motor
Comparison of electric and petrol engines
Unit 2 – Engine features
Measurements and mechanical principles
Relationships in pressure measurements
Force and centre of gravity
Piston motion and displacement
Converting imperial measurements to metric
Checking for fouling and damage/ reading the spark plug
Unit 3 – Machines and their parts
Parts of a machine
Prop shaft / drive shaft
Power source and ignition
The ignition system
Unit 4 – Drive mechanisms
Cog drive machinery
Belt drive machinery
Replacing drive belts
Unit 5 – Managing machinery deterioration
The lubrication system
The cooling system
Delivering the lubricant
Properties of materials
Unit 6 - Optimising machine operation (getting the most from machines)
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those who wish to gain a better understanding of machines and increase your capacity to work with machines in a variety of industries.