Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

Course Code AUR20516
Campus Echuca - Butcher Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 380 hours

Course Overview

The AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Vehicle Serviceperson.

The AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology prepares prospective employees to undertake work in the broader automotive industry. This qualification provides individuals with an introduction to the automotive industry as well as some of the basic skills needed. It is an appropriate level for an individual undertaking work experience, or in a probationary period in employment.

The qualification is particularly applicable to school-based studies as an entry-level pathway to employment, and is suitable as an Australian traineeship or apprenticeship pathway.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR10116 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

This course is delivered on campus and as an Apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Automotive Service and Repair industry.

Working in this industry can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, you might wish to undertake further study in the following:

  • AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle
  • Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Echuca – Butcher Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2018
Echuca – Butcher Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 1 / 2019
Echuca – Butcher Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2018
Shepparton – Fryers Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 1 / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2018
Wangaratta – Docker Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 1 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street 4 Days a Week – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will be enrolled in 380 hours of training.

On campus – Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

Apprentice – Attendance on campus is required for 1 day per year throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

This course can also be delivered Full Time over 6 months, 4 days per week. Contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $1,014.60
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $202.92
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $934.80
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $186.96
Full Fee $1,364.20
Course Materials $304.00

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship only)
Units of Competency

AUR20516 – Core Units
AURTTA004 – Carry out servicing operations
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURATA001 – Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
AURTTB001 – Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC001 – Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTQ003 – Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTE004 – Inspect and service engines
AURTTQ001 – Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTD002 – Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 – Inspect and service suspension systems
AURETR015 – Inspect, test and service batteries
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AUR20516 – Elective Units
AURAEA003 – Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR022 – Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024 – Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR032 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTB001 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTB002 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTD002 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
AURHTD003 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTE001 – Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURHTE002 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTQ002 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTQ003 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTX001 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX004 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURHTZ001 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURLTJ001 – Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications
AURLTJ003 – Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURTTA005 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA006 – Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA013 – Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTA018 – Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB007 – Remove and replace brake assemblies
AURTTC003 – Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTC004 – Remove and replace radiators
AURTTD006 – Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs
AURTTE005 – Overhaul engines
AURTTF001 – Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF002 – Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005 – Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTJ001 – Balance wheels and tyres
AURTTK001 – Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX002 – Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTX003 – Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURVTW003 – Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW008 – Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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