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. Mechanical
  2. Autobody – 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 recommended.

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

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

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

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street (Mechanical Stream)

  • Next Intake:  February 2019
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10am
    • Venue:  Ground Floor, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Southern Central Trade Training Centre (Autobody Stream)

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

Alanvale Campus (Mechanical Stream)

  • Next Intake:  February 2019
  • Duration:  14 weeks, 3 days per week
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10.30am to 12.30pm
    • Venue:  F Block, 54a Alanvale Rd, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Devonport Campus (Autobody Stream)

  • Next Intake:  11 February 2019
  • Duration:  14 weeks, 3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 8.30am to 4pm
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10am to 11am
    • Venue:  B Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Suitability Interviews will be held following the Information Session from 11am to 1pm
  • 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

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

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Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • 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.


AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

 Qualification Requirements

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 12 units consisting of  7 core units and 5 elective units. A complete list of units is available from the teaching team.


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