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AUR20516

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

This foundation course will give you the entry-level skills and knowledge employers are looking for to help you gain an automotive apprenticeship.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Bowen Starts anytime Duration: up to 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Wide Bay Burnett North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,300
Subsidised
$1,640
Full Fee
$4,640
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Course overview

Build your skills in automotive servicing with this entry-level course. This qualification will set you on the path to finding an apprenticeship in a range of automotive occupations. If you already have an employer, you may also complete this course as a traineeship.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the near future with around 23,000 job opening expected over the next five years.  

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of servicing operations on light or heavy vehicles. You will learn the basic skills required to safely and effectively carry out minor inspections and servicing on automotive systems such as engines, braking, clutch and cooling systems. Industry experienced teachers will provide all the support you need to succeed.

This course will set you on the path to finding an apprenticeship in a wide range of automotive occupations including as a light or heavy vehicle mechanic, an automotive electrician, a diesel fitter, or an outdoor power equipment technician. You may also seek employment as a vehicle service assistant or an automotive parts interpreter in an automotive service or repair business.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Apprentice
  • Vehicle Service Assistant

Course outcome:

AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

Industry partnerships

TAFE Queensland has developed strong relationships with the major players across the automotive industry. We have partnered with companies such as Toyota, Nissan, Komatsu, and Jeep Chrysler to deliver industry-current, tailored training programs. Employees trained by TAFE Queensland are highly-skilled and highly-valued.

Job outcomes

TAFE Queensland will continue to assist you, even after you've completed your qualification. Utilising our strong industry connections, we link students with employers looking to hire our highly-skilled graduates. Once you have completed your qualification, register your interest in an apprenticeship with our Find Your Apprentice service.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA002
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident. It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURATA001
    Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AURATA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to conduct basic troubleshooting processes to identify common automotive faults or problems based on evidence provided by customers. It applies to those identifying basic automotive faults in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR015
    Inspect, test and service batteries
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR015
    Unit description :
    task, inspecting battery systems, servicing the systems, and completing workplace processes and documentation, including any associated recommendations for further action. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The battery systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect, test and service batteries

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA004
    Carry out servicing operations
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out servicing operations. It involves preparing for the task, identifying lubricant requirements, servicing and adjusting vehicle and machinery, reporting the inspection findings, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The servicing operations include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out servicing operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTB001
    Inspect and service braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTB001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service braking systems according to manufacturer specifications. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The braking systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery, outdoor power equipment or trailers. The braking systems may be hydraulic, air over hydraulic, air, mechanical, or hand and parking braking systems. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTC001
    Inspect and service cooling systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTC001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service air and liquid cooling systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, reporting the inspection findings, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The cooling systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycle or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service cooling systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTD002
    Inspect and service steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTD002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service steering systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The steering systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTD004
    Inspect and service suspension systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTD004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service front and rear suspension systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the front and rear suspension system for wear, oil or air leaks and physical damage, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The suspension systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment or trailers. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service suspension systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTE004
    Inspect and service engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTE004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service engines. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the engine, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the engine, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engines include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant or motorcycles. The unit does not apply to outdoor power equipment engines. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK002
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace. It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTQ001
    Inspect and service final drive assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTQ001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service final drive assemblies. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the assembly, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the assembly, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The final drive assemblies include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service final drive assemblies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTQ003
    Inspect and service drive shafts
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTQ003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service vehicle drive shafts. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the drive shaft for damage or abnormal wear, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the drive shaft, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The drive shafts include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service drive shafts

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Monday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,300
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $4,640
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Gympie
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
Anytime
up to 1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Monday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,300
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $4,640
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Gympie
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (AUR20516)

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Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR20516
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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR20520 - Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, as of 12 November 2020. Please note: TAFE Queensland has been given approval to extend the transition period until 10 December 2022, to enable current students to complete their study. If required, current enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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