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AUR21220

Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology

Get started in your automotive career with this foundation qualification. This course suits people interested in seeking an apprenticeship in the automotive industry. If you already have an employer, you may complete the course as a traineeship.

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TIME Anytime NEXT START DATE 12 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$410
Subsidised
$745
Full Fee
$3,740
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Course overview

This entry-level qualification will set you on the path to seeking an apprenticeship in the automotive industry. Learn the basic skills and knowledge you need to increase your employability.

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 learn basic skills and knowledge required to inspect and service components of the underbody of vehicles including braking, steering, suspension, and exhaust systems. You may also learn about inspecting, testing and servicing batteries, electrical systems and components, and other elective topics. Industry experienced teachers will provide all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course gives you the skills you need to confidently seek an apprenticeship in a range of automotive occupations such as light or heavy vehicle mechanic, automotive electrician, automotive parts interpreter or diesel fitter. You may also choose to seek employment as a vehicle service assistant in a service or repair business.

What can I do?

  • Vehicle Service Assistant
  • Automotive Apprentice

Course outcome:

AUR21220 Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology

Industry partnerships

TAFE Queensland has developed many 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 Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology, 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 10 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
  • AURASA102
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace.
  • 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
  • AURTTK102
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
18 Jul 2022
6 months
Part time 2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $410
  • Subsidised: $745
  • Full fee: $3,740
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Part time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $410
  • Subsidised: $745
  • Full fee: $3,740
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Warwick
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Dalby
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Kingaroy
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
18 Jul 2022
6 months
Part time 2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $410
  • Subsidised: $745
  • Full fee: $3,740
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Part time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $410
  • Subsidised: $745
  • Full fee: $3,740
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Warwick
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Dalby
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Kingaroy
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology (AUR21220)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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 stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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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