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  • AUR20716

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

At a glance

At a glance

Prepare for your career in the automotive industry with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to pursue an automotive apprenticeship.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Vehicle Service Assistant
  • Automotive Apprentice
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in the automotive industry with this foundation qualification. This entry-level course will give you the confidence you need to seek an automotive apprenticeship.

The automotive industry offers the opportunity to get involved in a broad-based skills area driven by new technologies. Automotive employment opportunities are emerging in diagnostic, servicing, repair and maintenance roles across Australia.

In this course you will gain the basic skills and knowledge required to carry out workplace tasks safely and effectively. You will become familiar with electrical and mechanical components and systems and learn how to use appropriate tools and equipment to complete basic removal, inspection and refitting of automotive components.

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 like to seek employment as a vehicle service assistant or as an automotive parts interpreter.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAFA004
Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR003
Identify automotive electrical systems and components
AURLTA001
Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Darling Downs and South West
AURTTA027
Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
AURETR006
Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR015
Inspect, test and service batteries
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTJ003
Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
Greater Brisbane Region
AURETR002
Inspect heavy vehicle battery storage systems
AURHTD001
Inspect heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTJ001
Inspect heavy commercial vehicle wheels and tyres
AURHTQ001
Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
Gold Coast / Other Regions
AURETK001
Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURTTA001
Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components
AURTTA002
Assist with automotive workplace activities
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTE003
Remove and tag engine system components

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland