AUR40216 Certificate IV In
Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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Course Overview

Certificate IV In Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis graduates will have the skills to perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive electrical and mechanical systems in the automotive retail, service, and repair industry. Candidates will gain the knowledge and skills to diagnose complex system faults catering to light vehicle.

Students of this course will learn about the complex faults in braking system, steering and suspension, transmission and driveline, and how to communicate effectively in automotive workplace to name a few.

The course provides advance training for automotive technicians who are eager to further and build their career in automotive technical and diagnostic skills.

The course is conducted in varying environments with lectures and practical demonstrations. We ensure that you gain experience in servicing and repairing of vehicles in both automotive and simulated workplace environment during the program.


Course Duration

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Candidate must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency

  • English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent who are commencing within or have experience within the relevant industry may also be considered for entry into the course.


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Course Structure

To Be Awarded This Qualification, Competency Must Be Achieved With Total Of Ten (10) Units, Consisting Of 1 Core Units And 9 Elective Units

The College combination of Units of Competency is designed to provide  individuals with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
AURETR037 Diagnose complex electrical and electronic faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURETU006 Diagnose complex faults in air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURETB004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
AURLTD009 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicles steering and suspension system Elective
AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines Elective
AURTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines systems Elective
AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline Elective
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced induction system Elective

You will be assessed including during work placement

Training Product Status: Current Training Product Release Date:14 April 2016

Modes of Delivery

Classroom based face-to-face training


Practical training in Automotive Workshop (Auto Genius) located at 2 Salisbury Street, Sunshine North, Vic 3020

Note: Students are expected to conduct out-of-class self-learning and assessment activities whose total number of hours may vary among students

Work placement providers and industry partners

Assessment Methods

The Total Volume Of Learning For This Qualification Is Adjusted to 633 Hours to be delivered over 26 weeks with demonstrate performance skills in a simulated workplace, an automotive workshop (about 5 hours per week)

Career Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Automotive Heavy Vehicle Master Technician
  • Automotive Master Technician
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhaul Technician
  • Performance Vehicle Technician

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Pathways From The Qualification

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After completing AUR40216  Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, candidates may choose to undertake further studies which include but not limited to AUR50216 – Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Employment Pathway: Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include diagnostic and technical skills. The job roles can include:

  • Automotive lead or master technician
  • Automotive technical adviser


  • Tuition Fee = AUD 6,400
  • Resource Fee = AUD 300
  • Enrolment Fee = AUD 500