AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation is part of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package (AUR12). It 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.

This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

This course provides the knowledge and skills enabling graduates to perform routine servicing of cooling systems, diesel or petrol fuel injection systems, exhaust, braking systems, final drive assemblies, steering and suspension systems and transmissions specialising in light vehicles or heavy vehicles and/or motorcycles.

This qualification has two streams:

  1. students interested in Mechanical
  2. students interested in Motorbody – vehicle body repairs and vehicle body refinishing

For students interested in vehicle body repairs and vehicle body refinishing, the course at Devonport or Bender Drive is suitable. This qualification is suitable for:

  • People currently working in the automotive industry and wanting to gain a qualification
  • People who have completed some units of a Certificate I, Certificate II or Certificate III qualification from the Automotive training package and now wanting the entire qualification
  • People who would like to work in the automotive industry
  • People looking for a change in career
  • People who would like to gain skills by completing some units and not the entire qualification

This qualification may also be available as a Traineeship. For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.

Career Opportunities

Further study or career options may include:

  • Students who complete selected units only, may enrol in other Certificate II or Certificate III within the Automotive training package.
  • Become a fully qualified tradesperson by completing a Certificate III qualification.

Career outcomes could include:

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Detailer
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Engine Re-conditioner
  • Vehicle Body Repair Technician
  • Vehicle Refinishing Technician

Dates and Times

Campbell Street (Mechanical Stream)

  • Next Intake:  February 2019
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 29 November 2018 – 10am
    • Venue:  Ground Floor, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Southern Central Trade Training Centre (Motorbody Stream)

  • Next Intake:  To be confirmed
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Alanvale Campus (Mechanical Stream)

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  14 weeks, 3 days per week
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Devonport Campus (Motorbody Stream)

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  2 evenings – 6pm to 9pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus (Mechanical Stream)

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Information Session:  Friday, 30 November 2018 – 10.30am
    • Venue:  D Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

Learning options will include:
  • Off-the-job – Practical and theoretical training to reinforce underpinning knowledge and skills.
  • Simulated Workshop – Learning can be in the TasTAFE areas that are set-up to run the same way as an automotive workshop. This option applies for specific units and projects only
  • On-the-job – training in your workplace.
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things.
  • Learning and Assessment Guides – books that contain information to help with your learning.
  • WebCT is an internet learning tool, which you may access from home or at a TasTAFE campus.
  • DVDs and Videos – resources that give you extra support and information.
  • Classroom learning

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. You will have the option to be assessed by:

  • Recognition – you may be able to show that you already have the ability, and don’t need to be assessed again. Ask us for more information.
  • Short written assessment – question and answer style test.
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Practical – you will be observed doing tasks.
  • Trainees may be assessed in their workplace (eg testimonials, observation etc).
  • WebCT – computer based assessment.
  • Learning and Assessment Guides – you will be required to complete certain projects, responses, activities etc within these guides.
  • If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests)


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Automotive students are expected to:

  • follow Occupational Health & Safety practices
  • read and understand theory materials
  • answer short answer questions
  • deal easily with maths (eg basic timetables, conversions, volumes, transpositions of formula, use of calculators)
  • answer computer testing

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning process.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete12 units consisting of  7 core units and 5 elective units.
A complete list of units is available from the delivery team.


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