(CRICOS Course Code: 103056E)

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Course Overview

Diploma of Automotive Technology graduates will develop the skills that will enable them to diagnose, evaluate, analyze, design, and modify a range of vehicle, automotive electrical, and mechanical systems in the automotive service, repair, and retail industry.  The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to solve complex automotive issues. Give an in-depth understanding of the electrical and electronic faults of the machine, engine, and fuel, while developing the expertise to maintain automobile and vehicle safety.

After the completion of the course, you will have the skills in researching and presenting technical reports. The course is suitable for those currently employed in the automotive repair and service industry and keen to implement new technologies. Individuals interests in advancing their career within the automotive organization, and increasing their employment opportunities by augmenting their skills will benefit from this course.

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

Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology must have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency. AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or AUR40816 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy, and numeracy skills, and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.


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 as per-requisite to AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

  • 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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Career Opportunities

  • Advanced Diagnostic Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Technician

Course Structure

To Be Awarded This Qualification, Competency Must Be Achieved With Total Of Twelve (12) Units, Consisting Of 1 Core Units And 11 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.

This course requires a face-to-face classroom study and compulsory work placement. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
AURAFA007 Develop and Document specifications and procedures Core
AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports Elective
AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems Elective
AURETA003 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in monitoring and protection systems Elective
AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems Elective
AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications Elective
AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems Elective
AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURTTA022 Develop and apply mechanical system modifications Elective
AURATA005 Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs Elective
AURAMA005 Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace Elective

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 720 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 the AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology, candidates may choose to undertake further studies which include but are not limited to the BBSB60420-Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or any other AQF Level 6 qualification.

Employment Pathway: Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Advance Diagnostic Technician.


  • Course Fee = $7,200 AUD
  • Material Fees =  $0 AUD
  • Enrolment Fees =  $0 AUD
  • Total Fees = $7,200 AUD