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Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation


Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation – AUR20716

Course Overview

Get an introduction to the Auto industry with the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation.

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. You'll also learn important workplace safety processes so you're prepared for life in a real auto workshop.

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 as part of the VETis program, and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Service and Repair industry as an Automotive Technician.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the:

  • AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - William Orr

VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 1 Day Week - 9am to 3:15pm / 2021

On Campus - Open from 19/07/2021 - 4 Days a Week - 8:30am to 4:30pm / 2021

Wangaratta - Docker Street

VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 1 Day Week - 9am to 3:15pm / 2021

On Campus - Open from 19/07/2021 - 4 Days a Week - 8:30am to 4:30pm / 2021

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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
Core Units
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Identify automotive electrical systems and components
Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Elective Units
Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
Write routine texts in an automotive workplace
Carry out research into the automotive industry
Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
Contribute to quality work outcomes in an automotive workplace
Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
Operate electrical test equipment
Remove and tag automotive electrical system components
Inspect heavy vehicle battery storage systems
Solder electrical wiring and circuits
Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
Inspect, test and service batteries
Remove and refit vehicle batteries
Recharge vehicle batteries
Construct and test basic electronic circuits
Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components
Assist with automotive workplace activities
Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
Remove and replace brake assemblies
Remove and replace radiators
Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs
Remove and replace steering assemblies
Inspect and service engines
Remove and replace conventional engine assemblies
Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
Remove and replace engine cylinder heads
Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions
Remove and replace clutch assemblies
Clean vehicles
Use and maintain vehicle body repair hand tools
Remove and store vehicle body components
Carry out basic repairs to vehicle body panels
Repair vehicle plastic components
Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces
Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels
Apply paint to vehicle body panels
Cut and polish painted vehicle body panels
Prepare and mask vehicle body panel surfaces
Clean vehicle interior trim
Set up and use welding equipment

Assessment methods may include:

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

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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 are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

You are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with your GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor.

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

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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