AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

National ID
AUR40216
WA Course Code
BAB6
CRICOS code
091648F
Person working with tools

Why choose this course?

Fine tune your career in the automotive, service and repair industry by completing this qualification. This course covers the skills required to perform advanced diagnostic repairs on light vehicles.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to diagnose complex faults in petrol engines, electronic spark ignition engine management systems, braking systems and test engines.

During this course you will analyse and service power supplies in hybrid and electric vehicles, repair transmissions and drive assemblies, manage environmental compliance and comply with workplace safety and health legislation.

It is important to note that international students are not eligible for an automotive trade certificate due to visa restrictions. For more information, please visit tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au.

You can continue your studies by enrolling into the AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Career opportunities

  • Automotive Master Technician
  • Service Technician

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehical Mechanical Technology is required for entry into this course.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $1,530
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace
  • AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
  • AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
  • AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
  • AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
  • AURTTA026 Diagnose complex faults in electronic over hydraulic systems
  • AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
  • AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include theory assessments and research assignments to address the knowledge evidence of the units of competency, practical assessments aligned to the elements, performance criteria, performance evidence and range statements of the units of competency. Research assignments need to be completed in the students’ own time, however the theory and practical assessments are carried out on-campus in allocated classrooms and workshops.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, student workbooks, internet links, you tube clips, electronic and paper based vehicle service manuals and scan tool code references.

Facilities and equipment may include the use of simulated automotive mechanical workshops situated on campus, and automotive servicing equipment relating to wheel balance and wheel alignment, hoists, general servicing, manual trans R&R and overhaul, final drive R&R and overhaul, automatic transmission service, repair and overhaul, engine repair and reconditioning tools, disc and drum machining facility, measuring tools (mechanical & electrical), cooling system repairs, clutch alignment and replacement, suspension adjustment and repair, exhaust repair, engine tune & diagnosis, general electrical tools, brake bleeding and repair and EFI & engine management tools.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $1,530
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace
  • AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
  • AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
  • AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
  • AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
  • AURTTA026 Diagnose complex faults in electronic over hydraulic systems
  • AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
  • AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, research assignments, and theory and practical assessments. Research assignments need to be completed in your own time; however, the theory and practical assessments are carried out on-campus in allocated classrooms and workshops.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, student workbooks, internet links, you tube clips, electronic and paper based vehicle service manuals and scan tool code references.

Facilities and equipment may include use of automotive servicing equipment used to service manual and automatic transmissions, cooling systems, exhaust systems, brakes and general engine repairs and reconditioning. Mechanical tools and equipment, engine management tools and diagnostic equipment are also accessible in the simulated automotive mechanic workshops situated at the campus. 

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $1,530
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace
  • AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
  • AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
  • AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
  • AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
  • AURTTA026 Diagnose complex faults in electronic over hydraulic systems
  • AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
  • AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include theory assessments and research assignments to address the knowledge evidence of the units of competency, practical assessments aligned to the elements, performance criteria, performance evidence and range statements of the units of competency. Research assignments need to be completed in the students’ own time, however the theory and practical assessments are carried out on-campus in allocated classrooms and workshops.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, student workbooks, internet links, you tube clips, electronic and paper based vehicle service manuals and scan tool code references.

Facilities and equipment may include the use of simulated automotive mechanical workshops situated on campus, and automotive servicing equipment relating to wheel balance and wheel alignment, hoists, general servicing, manual trans R&R and overhaul, final drive R&R and overhaul, automatic transmission service, repair and overhaul, engine repair and reconditioning tools, disc and drum machining facility, measuring tools (mechanical & electrical), cooling system repairs, clutch alignment and replacement, suspension adjustment and repair, exhaust repair, engine tune & diagnosis, general electrical tools, brake bleeding and repair and EFI & engine management tools.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $1,530
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace
  • AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
  • AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
  • AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
  • AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
  • AURTTA026 Diagnose complex faults in electronic over hydraulic systems
  • AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
  • AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, research assignments, and theory and practical assessments. Research assignments need to be completed in your own time; however, the theory and practical assessments are carried out on-campus in allocated classrooms and workshops.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to textbooks, student workbooks, internet links, you tube clips, electronic and paper based vehicle service manuals and scan tool code references.

Facilities and equipment may include use of automotive servicing equipment used to service manual and automatic transmissions, cooling systems, exhaust systems, brakes and general engine repairs and reconditioning. Mechanical tools and equipment, engine management tools and diagnostic equipment are also accessible in the simulated automotive mechanic workshops situated at the campus. 

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

How to apply

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  1. find a course;
  2. check entry requirements;
  3. submit an application;
  4. accept your offer and pay;
  5. apply for your student visa; and
  6. receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.

Cutoff dates to apply for TAFE Semester 2, 2023:

  • Students not in Australia: applications close Friday 19 May 2023.
  • Students already in Australia: applications will be assessed depending on availability.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on June 2, 2023