Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation – AUR20712

This course is an introduction into the automotive industry and is designed for those who are required to perform a limited range of tasks relating to the inspection and familiarisation of mechanical and electrical components and workings of cars, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, marine and motorcycles.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed for those not currently employed in the automotive field wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge of vehicle servicing. You will gain basic entry-level skills in automotive repair and servicing.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

12 competencies will be negotiated with your employer and could include: Apply automotive electrical system fundamentals, Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment, Inspect and service heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems, Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel assemblies, and Perform minor adjustments to outdoor power equipment.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are aged 15 years or over and have a keen interest to develop your automotive skills.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course will give you basic skills and theory for an entry-level job in automotive repair and servicing, and enhance your pathway into an automotive apprenticeship.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III courses. Further opportunities in the automotive industry may include certificate IV or diploma courses.

Study Options:

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


 Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.

Course Units

Code Unit of Competence C/E
AURAEA2002 Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA2003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA2004 Solve routine problems in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR1003 Apply automotive electrical system fundamentals Core
AURLTA1001 Apply automotive mechanical system fundamentals Core
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment Core
AURETR2006 Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits Elective
AURTTJ2001 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURETR2015 Inspect and service batteries Elective
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective

Course Duration

The course is 8 weeks in length for fulltime classroom based students.
Part-time or school students (Vet in Schools) will have a maximum of 24 months to complete the course.