The Automotive Technician - Training

Upcoming Webinars and Face-to-face training sessions

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Making the most out of your Scan Tool

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and The Automotive Technician (TaT), in conjunction with Capricorn are excited to host a practical course for automotive technicians operating scan tools.

During this course Brendan Sorensen from TaT will be covering the various modes available in modern scan tools and the diagnostic process to sell this time to your customer.

  • OBD generic and Mode 6
  • Understanding PIDS
  • OEM websites
  • The diagnostic process
  • Scan tool adaptations
  • Case studies on DPF and GDI systems
  • FCA Secure Gateway and licensing requirements

Dates:

MULGRAVE VIC - Saturday 13th August, 2022
ST AGNES SA - Saturday 24th September, 2022
BURSWOOD WA - Saturday 15th October, 2022
FYSHWICK ACT - Saturday 22nd October, 2022

Duration:
Training is from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Price:
$319 TaT or ARCA member workshops
$374 non-TaT or non-ARCA member workshops


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Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) webinar series

Join Brendan Sorensen in this three-part webinar series as he analyses the components, control strategies and issues we are seeing on GDI vehicles.

1A GDI Fundamentals and Strategies

Recording available for viewing

  • Direct Injection Components
  • GDI Pros and Cons
  • Fuelling StrategiesFuelling Strategies
  • Non-Fuel related combustion factors
  • GDI Service Considerations
  • GDI Common Problems

1B GDI Advanced Low-Pressure Analysis

Tue 23rd Aug 5pm AEST or Wed 24th August 7pm AEST

  • GDI History and Manufacturers
  • Brushed Fuel Pumps
  • Fuel Pump Control Modules
  • Brushless Fuel Pumps
  • Low-Pressure Fuel System Testing

1C GDI Advanced High-Pressure Analysis

Tue 27th Sept 5pm AEST or Wed 28th Sept 7pm AEST

  • GDI System Advancements
  • High Pressure Fuel Pump Analysis
  • Injector Strategies and Analysis
  • GDI Diagnostic Strategies

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Past Webinars available for on demand viewing

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DPF On-demand Training

Join Brendan Sorensen in this webinar talking all things DPF Diagnostics, where he will cover:

  • DPF Scantool data analysis
  • How to decipher soot calculations
  • Determining soot vs ash
  • DPF system sensor testing
  • Latest DPF cleaning technologies
  • DPF Case studies and servicing tips

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1A – Electrical & Electronic Fundamentals and Principles

Join Jeff Smit in session one of the 5-part Electrical and Electronic Technology webinar series where he covers:

  • Definition of high voltage
  • Diagnosis and repair, what’s the difference?
  • Electrical basics, Volts, resistance & current
  • Grounds are important, ghost voltage
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Electrons and atoms
  • Electron and conventional current flow
  • Effects of current flow
  • Essential electrical calculations, voltage drop testing
  • Using and understanding wiring diagrams

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1B - Electrical & Electronic Systems and Circuits

Join Jeff Smit in session two of the 5-part Electrical and Electronic Technology webinar series where he will cover:

  • Describing electrical circuits
  • Watts Law
  • Using and understanding wiring diagrams
  • Resistors and circuit networks
  • Pull-up and pull-down circuits
  • Open and closed loop systems
  • Pulse width modulation (PWM) - Why and how?
  • Electronic components and circuits

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1C – Diagnostic Process and Techniques

Join Jeff Smit in session three of the 5-part Electrical and Electronic Technology webinar series where he will cover:

  • What is the right Diagnostic Approach?
  • Advanced Diagnostic process flow chart
  • On Board diagnostics
  • Multiplexing
  • Communication networks
  • Pass Through technology

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1D – Using Diagnostic Tools and Equipment

Join Jeff Smit in session four of the 5-part Electrical and Electronic Technology webinar series where he will cover:

  • Old school/basic hand tools
  • Multimeters
  • Scan tools and accessories
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Mechanical testing via pressure analysis
  • Future developments

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1E – Electrical & Electronic components and circuits

Join Jeff Smit in session five of the 5-part Electrical and Electronic Technology webinar series where he will cover:

  • Circuit expectations
  • Component assumptions
  • Fault definitions
  • Components
  • Different types of shorts
  • Integrated and digital circuits
  • Electronic component testing

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