Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation


Course Length

Part time:

Pre-App 12 weeks

Contact Hours

Part time:

Pre-App: 4 days a week on-campus


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):




Shepparton - William Orr

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode



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

VETDSS - Starts on 26th January - 1 day week - 9am to 3.15pm / 2022

On Campus - Open from 17th January - Mon - Fri - 8.30am to 4.30pm / 2022

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

VETDSS - Starts on 26th January - 1 day week - 9am to 3.15pm / 2022

On Campus - Open from 17th January - Mon - Fri - 8.30am to 4.30pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $1,030.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $206.00

3. Full Fee: $1,349.00

Course Materials: $195.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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

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

Course Study Units

Core Units
AURAEA002 - Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003 - Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAFA004 - Resolve routine problems 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
AURTTK002 - Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Elective Units
AUMAFA001 - Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
AURAFA005 - Write routine texts in an automotive workplace
AURAFA009 - Carry out research into the automotive industry
AURAMA001 - Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURAQA001 - Contribute to quality work outcomes in an automotive workplace
AURETK001 - Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURETK003 - Operate electrical test equipment
AURETR001 - Remove and tag automotive electrical system components
AURETR002 - Inspect heavy vehicle battery storage systems
AURETR006 - Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR009 - Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR015 - Inspect, test and service batteries
AURETR046 - Remove and refit vehicle batteries
AURETR047 - Recharge vehicle batteries
AURETR048 - Construct and test basic electronic circuits
AURTTA001 - Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components
AURTTA002 - Assist with automotive workplace activities
AURTTA003 - Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
AURTTA009 - Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURTTA027 - Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
AURTTB007 - Remove and replace brake assemblies
AURTTC004 - Remove and replace radiators
AURTTD006 - Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs
AURTTD007 - Remove and replace steering assemblies
AURTTE006 - Remove and replace conventional engine assemblies
AURTTE007 - Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURTTE008 - Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURTTE009 - Remove and replace engine cylinder heads
AURTTJ003 - Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
AURTTX012 - Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions
AURTTX013 - Remove and replace clutch assemblies
AURVTA005 - Clean vehicles
AURVTK001 - Use and maintain vehicle body repair hand tools
AURVTN003 - Remove and store vehicle body components
AURVTN038 - Carry out basic repairs to vehicle body panels
AURVTN040 - Repair vehicle plastic components
AURVTP006 - Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
AURVTP008 - Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces
AURVTP029 - Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels
AURVTP030 - Apply paint to vehicle body panels
AURVTP031 - Cut and polish painted vehicle body panels
AURVTP032 - Prepare and mask vehicle body panel surfaces
AURVTT008 - Clean vehicle interior trim
AURVTW010 - Set up and use welding equipment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Jim Baker

Attendance & 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 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.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services


Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

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

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.