Diploma of Automotive Technology

Course Code: AUR50216

Criscos Code: 092624F

Duration: 26 wks (including holidays)

Location: West Footscray, Hobart

Intake Dates: Jan, April, July & Oct (* Monthly intake available for onshore students )

Tuition Fees: $7,150

Application Fee: $350

Students enrolled in Automotive qualification must use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Automotive workshop.  PPE can be purchased from the college with an additional cost. Students have an option to source their own PPE.

Course Overview

Diploma of Automotive Technology reflects the role of individuals who diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify vehicle systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Course Outcome

Possible job outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

  • Advanced diagnostic technician
  • Automotive system designer

Entry Requirement

  • 18 years or older
  • IELTS 5.5 or higher; or completion of any equivalent ELICOS program
  • Satisfactorily completed the equivalent Australian year 12
  • Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology must have completed an Automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
    • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
    • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

Course Delivery

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 Method

Assessment methods are flexible, valid, reliable and fair.

Assessment strategies include:
• Questions and answers
• Observation of demonstration
• Report
• Project
• Documentation
• Role Play
• Scenario Analysis

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification.

Course Structure

To be awarded the Diploma of Automotive Technology, participants must complete 12 units in total including 1 Core unit and 11 Elective units.

Unit CodeUnit NameElective or Core
AURAFA007Develop and document specifications and proceduresC
AURAFA006Conduct research and present technical reportsE
AURLTB002Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systemsE
AURLTD007Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systemsE
AURLTE003Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systemsE
AURTNA001Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modificationsE
AURETE001Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systemsE
MSMENV672Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainabilityE
AURETB002Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in dynamic control management systemsE
AURLTQ003Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systemsE
AURTTA021Diagnose complex system faultsE
AURLTB004Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systemsE

*Conditions apply

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.


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