AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology

National ID
AUR50216
WA Course Code
BAE1
CRICOS code
091696J
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Why choose this course?

Embark on a dynamic career in the automotive technology field. Get hands on with our practical training to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems.

You will gain the skills to identify faults in braking systems, fuel systems, transmission and driveline systems and steering and suspension systems, and decide on the best course of action to repair these issues using environmentally sustainable work practices. On completion you will also be able to develop and document specifications and procedures, and overhaul engines and associated engine components.

Completing this course will give you the knowledge and some of the skills of an automotive mechanic, however you will not receive a trade certificate or be able to work as a fully qualified mechanic without achieving the provisional skills assessment requirements of Trades Recognition Australia. For more information, please visit tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au.

Career opportunities

  • Automotive Diagnostic Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Technician

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

  • Completion of AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis 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: $1,224
  • 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
  • AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports
  • AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems
  • AURETA003 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in monitoring and protection systems
  • AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
  • AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications
  • AURETX001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in driveline management systems
  • AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
  • AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • AURMTE001 Test engines using a dynamometer
  • AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include research assignments to address the knowledge evidence of the units of competency, and 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: $1,224
  • 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
  • AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports
  • AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems
  • AURETA003 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in monitoring and protection systems
  • AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
  • AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications
  • AURETX001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in driveline management systems
  • AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
  • AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • AURMTE001 Test engines using a dynamometer
  • AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include 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, steering systems, and general engine repairs and servicing. Mechanical tools, overhaul equipment, hoists and measuring tools are 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: $1,224
  • 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
  • AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports
  • AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems
  • AURETA003 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in monitoring and protection systems
  • AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
  • AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications
  • AURETX001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in driveline management systems
  • AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
  • AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • AURMTE001 Test engines using a dynamometer
  • AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include research assignments to address the knowledge evidence of the units of competency, and 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: $1,224
  • 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
  • AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports
  • AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems
  • AURETA003 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in monitoring and protection systems
  • AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
  • AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications
  • AURETX001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in driveline management systems
  • AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
  • AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • AURMTE001 Test engines using a dynamometer
  • AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include 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, steering systems, and general engine repairs and servicing. Mechanical tools, overhaul equipment, hoists and measuring tools are 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).

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Last updated on February 2, 2023