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Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling


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Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling – AUR40816

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Course Overview

Get to the bottom of what makes cars tick with the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.

Learn the tools and tricks of master mechanics, diagnosing and repairing everything from engines and transmissions to suspension and cooling systems.

Learn in our professional auto workshops and practice your skills working with complex system faults.

This course is delivered on campus.

Career Pathways

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

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study at the Diploma level, specialising in Automotive Technology or Management.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week, inc Workplace and On Campus, 9am to 4pm /2019

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week, inc Workplace and On Campus, 9am to 4pm /2019

Start Monday 10th Feb, 2 days a week (Mon,Tue), 8.30am - 4.30pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

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 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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.

You are required to hold a Certificate III in automotive or mechanical fields or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency prior to commencing 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
  • Please apply through the Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.
Core Units
Diagnose complex system faults
Elective Units
Overhaul light vehicle braking system components
Test engines using a dynamometer
Overhaul engines
Overhaul diesel fuel injection system components
Overhaul carburettor fuel system components
Repair bearing tunnels and connecting rods in engines
Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
Balance rotating and reciprocating engine components
Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
Fit sleeves and bore and hone engine cylinders
Recondition engine cylinder heads
Overhaul final drive assemblies
Carry out machining operations
Overhaul manual transmissions

Assessment methods may include:

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

Brett Ambrosio

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments that 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.

On Campus - 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 click Enquire Now.

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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