Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Course code: AUR20720

Registered Training Organisation: Skillinvest, Federation TAFE & Horsham College

RTO code: Skillinvest – 4192, Federation University – 4909, Horsham College (AIET) – 121314

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 

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

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to 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

School to Work

School to Work

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

Select fees 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:

Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURASA102
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace AURTTK102
Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations AURTTA127
Identify automotive mechanical systems and components AURLTA101
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives AURTTA105
Follow environmental & basic sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace AURAEA002
Identify automotive electrical systems and components AURETR10
Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace AURAFA104
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace AURAFA103
Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines AURTTE008
Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines AURTTE007
Operate electrical test equipment AURETK003
Inspect, test and service batteries AURETR005
Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies AURLTJ113
Remove and replace brake assemblies AURTTB007
Solder electrical wiring and circuits AURETR006
Construct and test basic electronic circuits AURETR048

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.


RTO Contact

Skillinvest – Di Dent

Federation TAFE – Kim Boulton

Horsham College – Lyndon Kuhne

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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