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AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology

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 the implementation of new technologies.

Course code AUR50216
Start date

Monthly intakes 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 essential outcomes of competency and employability skills.
  • Domestic: 44 weeks

Entry Requirements

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 dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.

Units of study

Core Unit
AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures 40


Elective Units
AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports 60
AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications 60
AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems 64
AURETB002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in dynamic control management system 68
AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems 68
AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems 64
AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems 68
AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems 68
AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems 60
AURETA005 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in theft-deterrent systems 60
AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications 80


Pathways into the qualification

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.

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 Technology 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 system designer

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, self-assessment and peer assessments supervised by workplace supervisor are also included.

Summative Practical Assessments – practical assessment activities has 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 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 dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

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