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Review of Automotive Hydraulics unit standard 23927





Motor Industry

Automotive Hydraulics



MITO New Zealand Incorporated (MITO) has completed the review of the unit standard listed above.


Date new version published                                                             September 2017


Planned review date                                                                           December 2022




As a result of the Targeted Review of Qualifications process, it became necessary for MITO to review a number of unit standards.  As part of this process, and with additional feedback received by industry, it was noted that several changes needed to be made to unit standard 23927 to better reflect the requirements of the outcomes listed in the new qualifications to ensure its relevance for future learning, practice and assessment.


The review resulted in changes throughout unit standard 23927 to ensure that it remains fit-for-purpose and aligns with current industry practice in regard to automotive hydraulic principles.


The changes made have been supported by the industries working group.  Representation in the working group included subject matter experts, industry representatives, provider representatives and MITO representatives.  The reviewed unit standard was circulated in the working group’s greater networks and all feedback was actioned where appropriate.


Main changes


·      The title was amended to remove “practices, systems and components”.  The title now only outlines significant outcomes within the unit standard.

·      The unit standard purpose was amended to reflect the title and outcome changes.

·      Guidance Information was updated to reference current legislation.

·      Outcome statements 1 and 3 were standardised to remove reference to ‘automotive components’ and ‘automotive applications’.  The context of the unit standard is established in the unit standard title.

·      Performance criteria were combined in Outcome 2 and 3 to avoid duplication.

·      Range statements were amended in Performance criteria 2.1, 2.2 and 3.2 to clearly specify updated requirements for assessment.


The last date for assessment of superseded versions of this Category B unit standard is 31 December 2019.


Detailed list of unit standards – classification, title, level, and credits


All changes are in bold.

Key to review category


Dates changed, but no other changes are made - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and the same version number


Changes made, but the overall outcome remains the same - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number


Major changes that necessitate the registration of a replacement standard with a new ID


Standard will expire and not be replaced


Engineering and Technology > Motor Industry > Automotive Hydraulics





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Demonstrate knowledge of automotive hydraulic principles, practices, systems and components

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive hydraulic principles