Diploma of Automotive Technology – AUR50212

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems. It is suitable for those working in the automotive service and repair industry at the forefront of the implementation of new technologies. 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: Advanced diagnostic technician, automotive system designer.

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?

Diploma courses are completed within 12 months full-time.

Can I apply?

To commence this qualification, you’re required to have completed AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification

Course Units

Code Unit of Competence Core/Elective
AURAFA5007 Develop and document specifications and procedures Core
AURAFA5006 Prepare technical reports Elective
AURETB5002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in braking systems Elective
AURETE5001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems Elective
AURETX5001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURLTB5002 Analyse and evaluate light vehicle braking system faults Elective
AURLTD5007 Analyse and evaluate light vehicle steering and suspension system faults Elective
AURLTE5003 Analyse and evaluate light vehicle engine and fuel system faults Elective
AURLTQ5003 Analyse and evaluate light vehicle driveline system faults Elective
AURTNA5001 Estimate and calculate costs to repair, maintain or modify a vehicle Elective
AURTTF4007 Overhaul petrol fuel system components 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.