Structure of the Occupational Standard

To facilitate understanding of the occupation, this standard contains the following sections:

Description of the Automotive Service Technician trade: an overview of the trade’s duties, work environment, job requirements, similar occupations and career progression

Trends in the Automotive Service Technician trade: some of the trends identified by industry as being the most important for workers in this trade

Essential Skills Summary: an overview of how each of the 9 essential skills is applied in this trade

Industry Expected Performance: description of the expectations regarding the level of performance of the tasks, including information related to specific codes, regulations and standards that must be observed

Language Requirements: description of the language requirements for working and studying in this trade in Canada

Pie Chart: a graph which depicts the national percentages of exam questions assigned to the major work activities

Task Matrix and Examination Weightings: a chart which outlines graphically the major work activities, tasks and sub tasks of this standard and their respective exam weightings

Major Work Activity (MWA): the largest division within the standard that is comprised of a distinct set of trade activities

Appendix A – Acronyms: a list of acronyms used in the standard with their full name

Appendix B – Tools and Equipment: a non-exhaustive list of tools and equipment used in this trade

Appendix C – Glossary: definitions or explanations of selected technical terms used in the standard

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