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.
Monthly intakes available. Please contact the admissions team for further information.
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|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.
- 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
• 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.
- Domestic: 36 weeks
** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.
Units of study
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||Course hrs|
|AURAFA007||Develop and document specifications and procedures||40|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||Course hrs|
|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 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
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 ETEA 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)