Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis – AUR40212 (CRICOS 086357D)

Want to get involved in the automotive industry; this program has been developed to equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills.

Career Opportunities

AUR40212 Certificate IV Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis in covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Automotive lead or master technician
  • Automotive technical adviser

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.

What will I study?

Study areas can include the following:


  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Cooling Systems
  • Clutch Assemblies and Associated Operating Systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Transmissions
  • Motorsport Tyres and Wheels
  • Suspension Systems
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Management Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Driveline Systems
  • Engines, Sub-assemblies and Associated Components

Can I apply?

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Maths and English (IELTS Score 5.5 or above).

Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrolment.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised. To receive this qualification (AUR40212) you must successfully completed 1 core and 9 elective units.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in basic mechanical, fabrication and safe work practices in an automotive environment.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

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

Course Duration

Delivery method and course duration:

This course can be studied 15 hours face to face and 5 hours online/distance per week.


Offered over 2 days per week to enable you more flexibility.


Course duration is 21 weeks, full-time study (includes 19 teaching weeks & 2 weeks Holidays depending on the date you commence your study). This course has 2 study periods, first 10 weeks and second 9 weeks each approximately with 2 weeks study break.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.