Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling – AUR40812

This course provides advanced training for automotive mechanics who want to expand their repair and technical skills to include those of an automotive overhauler. Areas of study may include engines, transmissions, final drives, braking, steering and suspension systems and the sector covers the servicing and repair of all vehicles. Due to the level of ability required, the qualification assumes prior knowledge or experience in automotive mechanics.

Career Opportunities

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include: automotive lead/master technician

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?

Certificate IV courses are completed within 12 months full-time.

Can I apply?

To commence this qualification, you’re required to first complete an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Further training beyond this qualification includes AUR50112 Diploma of Automotive Management and AUR50212 Diploma in Automotive Technology, or other relevant qualifications.

Course Units

Code Unit of Competence Core/Elective
AURTTA4021 Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults Core
AURETR3017 Overhaul charging system alternators Elective
AURETR3018 Overhaul starting motors Elective
AURLTB4001 Overhaul braking system components (light) Elective
AURLTD3006 Carry out wheel alignment operations (light vehicle) Elective
AURMTA3007 Conduct non-destructive testing Elective
AURTTD4005 Overhaul steering system components Elective
AURTTF4007 Overhaul petrol fuel system components Elective
BSBSMB407A Manage a small team Elective
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning Elective

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.