Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Course Code AUR20716
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 355 hours

Course Overview

The AUR20716 Certificate II In Automotive Vocational Preparation is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Automotive Service and Repair Assistant.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a limited range of tasks related to familiarisation and inspection of mechanical and electrical components and systems of cars, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

The AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation prepares prospective employees to undertake work in the broader automotive industry. It 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 AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation 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 may involve normal duties of Automotive technicians.

Further studies
After gaining the AUR20716 Certificate II In Automotive Vocational Preparation, you might wish to undertake further study in:

  • 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
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 / 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.

Attendance at all classes is highly recommended. You are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with your GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name Jim Baker
Location Wangaratta and Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 355 $2.67 $947.85 $11.00 $3,905.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 355 $0.54 $191.70 $11.00 $3,905.00
Full Fee 355 $3.59 $1,274.45 N/A N/A
Course Materials 355 $0.50 $177.50 N/A N/A

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
Units of Competency

AUR20716 – Core Units

AURAFA003 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR003 – Identify automotive electrical systems and components
AURLTA001 – Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
AURAFA004 – Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AUR20716 – Elective Units

AUMAFA001 – Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
AURVTP030 – Apply paint to vehicle body panels
AURVTP006 – Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURTTA002 – Assist with automotive workplace activities
AURVTN038 – Carry out basic repairs to vehicle body panels
AURTTA027 – Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
AURTTA009 – Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURAFA009 – Carry out research into the automotive industry
AURVTP008 – Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces
AURVTT008 – Clean vehicle interior trim
AURVTA005 – Clean vehicles
AURETR048 – Construct and test basic electronic circuits
AURAQA001 – Contribute to quality work outcomes in an automotive workplace
AURVTP031 – Cut and polish painted vehicle body panels
AURTTX012 – Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions
AURTTE008 – Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURTTE007 – Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURETK001 – Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURETR002 – Inspect heavy vehicle battery storage systems
AURETR015 – Inspect, test and service batteries
AURETR009 – Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETK003 – Operate electrical test equipment
AURVTP032 – Prepare and mask vehicle body panel surfaces
AURVTP029 – Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels
AURETR047 – Recharge vehicle batteries
AURETR046 – Remove and refit vehicle batteries
AURTTB007 – Remove and replace brake assemblies
AURTTX013 – Remove and replace clutch assemblies
AURTTE006 – Remove and replace conventional engine assemblies
AURTTE009 – Remove and replace engine cylinder heads
AURTTC004 – Remove and replace radiators
AURTTD007 – Remove and replace steering assemblies
AURTTD006 – Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs
AURTTJ003 – Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
AURVTN003 – Remove and store vehicle body components
AURETR001 – Remove and tag automotive electrical system components
AURTTA001 – Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components
AURVTN040 – Repair vehicle plastic components
AURVTW010 – Set up and use welding equipment
AURETR006 – Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURTTA003 – Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
AURVTK001 – Use and maintain vehicle body repair hand tools
AURAMA001 – Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURAFA005 – Write routine texts in an automotive workplace

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • 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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