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 Code Unit Name Elective or Core
AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures C
AURAFA106 Conduct research and present technical reports E
AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems E
AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems E
AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems E
AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications E
AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems E
MSMENV672 Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability E
AURETB002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in dynamic control management systems E
AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems E
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices E
AURETA004 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment system E


Central Australian College is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards of Registered Training Organisations (SRTO), and for the issuance of the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) certification documentation.

*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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