This Automotive Package consists of three qualifications,AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis and AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology.
This package has been developed for people who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry, want to develop their skills in diagnosing complex faults and want to be a workshop manager or open their own workshop.
These qualifications are suitable for International Students who wish to study in Australia and develop skills and knowledge within the automotive repair industry. Students are required to hold a current Australian visa with study rights to commence this course.
All students are required to undertake practical training as part of their course in the practical training area of the college-owned commercial workshop.
Students who are planning to apply for a Graduate Visa 485 following the completion of their course are required to inform the college at the time of enrolment to ensure the College can assist with the necessary documentation.
- 18 years of age and over
- Computer skills and your own personal computer to complete the assessments electronically
- Proficiency in English (Minimum 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent, Completed Australian Qualification Certificate IV or higher or successfully complete the college Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment)
- Successfully completed AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology within 83 weeks, and AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis within 21 weeks in order to continue with the AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology.
- Students must hold a current Australian visa or Bridging visa with study rights prior to commencing the course.
Light Vehicle Automotive Technician (Motor Mechanic), Workshop Foreman and Workshop Manager
- 154 weeks (20 contact hours per week – including holidays)
- Holidays will vary based on each intake date, but the maximum is 24 weeks.
There are 3 assessment components which include –
- Underpinning Knowledge Assessment (theory questions)
- Case Scenario Assessment (simulation)
- Practical Observation Assessment
Students need to complete a training logbook which is a formative assessment.
Written Assessments will be completed electronically in class and approximately 2 hours/week in your own time. All Practical Assessments are completed during class.
The following textbooks are highly recommended and students are encouraged to source their own as they are not included in course fees.
- Automotive Mechanics (10th ed) by May & Simpson
- Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis 4th Edition by Tom Denton
- A Systems Approach 7th Edition by Jack Erjavec and Rob Thompson
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Students are to source their own safety shoes and the College will provide hearing and eye protection.
The College will provide all hand tools and equipment for use during all practical classes.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that provides Students with an opportunity to receive credit for the formal and non-formal learning that has been undertaken since leaving school. The RPL process considers all relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience that have been acquired throughout your working life. The RPL Assessment process enables the Assessor to collect a range of evidence to assist Students with either completing a full qualification or a partial qualification depending on their skills, knowledge and experience. If you have been granted a partial qualification throughout the RPL process, then you will be able to complete your qualification by undertaking the necessary gap training identified by our Assessor with our College.
This package consists of 50 units of competency
36 units (20 Core and 16 Elective) will be delivered as part of AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology in the duration of 83 weeks. As part of AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, 4 units (1 Core and 3 Elective) will be delivered in the duration of 21 weeks. The 10 units (1 Core and 9 Elective) will be delivered as part of the AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology over a 52-week duration.
AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Core / Elective
Follow environmental & sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Carry out servicing operations
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Inspect and service engines
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Inspect and service braking systems
Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
Diagnose and repair spark ignition management systems
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
Diagnose and repair charging systems
Diagnose and repair starting systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
Inspect and service manual transmissions
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Inspect and service steering systems
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
Balance wheels and tyres
Inspect and service suspension systems
Inspect and service driveshafts
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
Diagnose complex faults in vehicle stability control systems
AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
Core / Elective
Diagnose complex system faults
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems
Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems
AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology
Core / Elective
Develop and specifications and procedures
Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systems
Conduct research and present technical reports
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications