This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing and repairing mechanical components/systems of cars, heavy vehicles and/or motorcycles within an automotive service and repair business. It is suitable for entry into the automotive retail, service and repair industry.
Students entering this qualification must have satisfactorily completed an equivalent of Australian year 10 or Certificate I or higher. At enrolment, all students must complete a literacy and numeracy test to ensure the appropriate level of skills for the best chance of successful completion of the course.
This program is subsidised by the government and eligible students can apply for Skills First Program under the VET Funding Contract as an Apprentice.
Delivery is on campus. It includes face to face delivery in the classroom with tutorials and practicals delivered in Automotive Workshops, where students have the opportunity for hands on learning.
It includes a minimum of 20 hours per week (face-to-face class) and may include evening and weekend timetables. The breakdown of 20 hours is 16 hours (2 days per week) and 4 hours (1 day per week) is face to face.
Assessment methods are flexible, valid, reliable and fair.
Assessment strategies include: • Questions and answers • Observation of demonstration • Report • Project • Documentation
Job roles/Career outcomes
The Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing servicing and repair of particular components/systems of vehicles in an automotive service or repair business.
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:
Vehicle Service person.
Further training pathways from this qualification include Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or other relevant qualifications.
Students will need to complete the following 20 units of competency to attain the qualification including 13 core unit and 7 electives units
Elective or Core
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
Inspect, test and service batteries
Carry out servicing operations
Inspect and service braking systems
Inspect and service cooling systems
Inspect and service steering systems
Inspect and service suspension systems
Inspect and service engines
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Inspect and service drive shafts
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Remove, inspect, repair amd refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
Inspect and service manual transmissions
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Fees may change during your course of study. CAC reserves the right to discontinue or alter any course date, tuition or service fee, location, timetable or staffing without prior notice. This will constitute a provider default and all tuition fees will be handled in accordance with Central Australian College’s Refund Policy. Interest will not be credited to Student Fees or disbursements and therefore no interest will be recovered by students in the event of cancellation. Students must maintain valid Overseas Student Health Care insurance throughout their enrollment. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government subsidised training.