Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Course code: AUR20716

Registered Training Organisation: Skillinvest

RTO code: 4192

Course Summary

The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation is a work-ready pre-employment program designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the automotive industry. This program aims to enable students to develop a defined range of skills appropriate to entry-level positions in the automotive industry and to apply known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems associated with an understanding of basic automotive technologies.


Contribution towards VCE: VM (replacing VCAL Intermediate and Senior Certificate)

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM from 2023 must complete 180 hours of Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC (replacing Foundation VCAL)

Students studying VPC from 2023 can include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

Contribution towards VCE

Students will be eligible for two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Automotive will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the fourth study score of the primary four studies).

Program Delivery

Clothing and Equipment

Safety boots are required and no singlet tops to be worn

Program Structure

Program delivered over two years at Longerenong College, Federation TAFE or Horsham College.  Course runs Wednesdays between 9.20am and 3.20pm

No Scored Assessment Available

National Accreditation

Structured Workplace Learning

A minimum of 40 hours work placement is recommended.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible study pathways

  • Certificate III (apprenticeship)
  • Certificate IV (post-trade)
  • Diploma

Potential career paths

  • Light Vehicle Mechanic
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
  • Earthmoving and Mobile Plant
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Motorcycle Mechanic

Fees and Equipment


Closed boots and appropriate clothing for weather required.

Materials Fee

To be paid by DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year


Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace


Follow safe working practice in an automotive workplace


Identify automotive electrical systems and components


Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


Carry out basic vehicle servicing


Remove and replace brake assemblies


Remove and replace wheel and tyre assembly

Unit code

Second Year


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace


Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace

AURETR015  Inspect, test and service batteries


Carry out research into automotive industry


Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment


Remove and refit vehicle batteries


Recharge vehicle batteries


RTO Contact

Amanda Hardy 0414 808 366

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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