Car Care

SACE Stage 1

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Car Care

Integrated Learning

SACE Stage 1

10 credits

The Car Care course assists students to understand basic vehicle operation and maintenance procedures such as such as changing a flat wheel, replacing light bulbs and changing windscreen wiper blades. There is a focus on the development of practical skills, and the use of hand tools. Attention is also given to vehicle purchasing and responsible ownership. Throughout all aspects of the course, there is a focus on safety.

Topics include energy sources, automotive systems maintenance, simple fault finding and repair, finance and budgeting, personal consumer rights and obligations.

Course Content
Further Info
  • Vehicle types and choices
  • Fuel types and choices
  • System identification and function
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Motoring organisations
  • Pre-purchase inspection and consumer checks
  • Owner's checks and maintenance schedules
  • Subject specific literacy and numeracy


Practical Exploration 40%
Personal Venture20%


This course provides a useful foundation for students contemplating a career or future study in the automotive industry.