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AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management

Course Outline

Course Outline

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems. It is suitable for those working in the automotive service and repair industry at the forefront of implementing new technologies.

Course code AUR50116
Start date Monthly intakes are available. Please contact the admissions team for further information.

International Students: +613 9450 0500

Local Students: 131389

Delivery mode This qualification will be delivered in the workplace and will be completed within 6 months.
Delivery will be face-to-face combined with industry assessments. Sessions will consist of workplace visits, demonstration discussions and written assessments. Students will be implementing skills acquired on the course and be assessed in a holistic manner in the workplace. Theory sessions and practical observations are structured to meet this course’s essential outcomes of competency and employability skills.
  • Apprenticeship: 6 months
  • Domestic: 44 weeks   (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)
  • International: 44 weeks  (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)

Entry Requirements

Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology are required to have completed AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

International StudentsThe entry requirements for international students:

  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Completed year 11 or equivalent
  • Minimum score of 5.5 – IELTS, 46 – TOEFL, 42 – PTE, 47 CAE score or equivalent

Domestic students
• Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
• Training and assessments are conducted in English.
• Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
• Applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.


The duration of the course will be 6 months as the entry requirement for the course is AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling. In turn, these Certificate IV qualifications require the student to hold an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification, therefore students undertaking this qualification will have a proven history of study in the sector

  • Domestic: 36 weeks

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary depending upon the number of contact days per week.

Units of study

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace
AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practices in an automotive workplace
BSBMGT502 Manage People Performance
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
AURAMA006 Contribute to planning and implementing business improvement in an automotive workplace
AURAMA005 Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace
BSBTWK503 Manage Meetings
BSBWOR501 Manage Personal Work Priorities & Professional Development
BSBHRM405 Support the Recruitment Selection, Induction Processes
BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBCUS501 Manage Quality Customer Service


Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification


Employment or occupational pathway

The Diploma of Automotive Management prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who are performing advanced diagnosis and design tasks in the automotive industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Advanced diagnostic technician
  • Automotive Workshop Manager

Assessment Methods

Formative and summative (final) assessments are given to test the essential knowledge and practical skills of learners.

Assessment is through:
Formative Assessment – evidence is gathered through a range of workplace-based learning activities, and independent assessment activities that students can complete at their own pace, these assessments are then submitted to the trainer/assessor for discussions, and self-assessment and peer assessments supervised by the workplace supervisor are also included.

Summative Practical Assessments – practical assessment activities have been applied for each unit and evidence is gathered by the assessor using observation checklists with additional questioning to confirm knowledge observation checklists with additional questioning to confirm knowledge:

  • Workplace projects Assessment evidence that is produced must draw from workplace situations and workplace standards
  • This includes third-party reports

Written theory assessment is to be completed for each unit that is also submitted as evidence to support competence within the unit requirements.

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification. Example: Mark has been working as a motor mechanic in a workshop for 5 years, he never did get around to completing his qualification, his employer asks him to complete his Certificate III in Automotive, but he wasnʼt keen to study. In this case scenario, MITT can help Mark through the process and he could complete his qualification in less than a year.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Course Intake Dates

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit you, please contact us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

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