This entry-level qualification is for individuals who want to establish a career in the automotive industry. Students will develop basic skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body.
This is a VET in School (VETiS) Program (QLD residents only). Students can undertake VET at school:
- As part of their school studies where it is delivered and resourced by a school registered training (RTO)
- By enrolling directly to Intech
- As a school-based apprentice or trainee
See eligibility requirements under funded programs.
In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $51,200 per year.
This course is perfect for individuals who want to pursue an automotive apprenticeship. It will prepare you to perform basic automotive workplace tasks safely and effectively. You will develop your skills through practical and hands-on work in a simulated workplace environment. There is an opportunity to practice and apply their skills by undertaking on-the-job work placement and start preparing them for a successful career in the automotive industry.
Students will learn about:
- Workplace safety in an automotive workplace
- Introduction to mechanical and electrical components and systems
- Understanding how to use and maintain tools and equipment
- Understanding procedures to carry out maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body
- Solving routine problems in an automotive workplace
- Basic diagnostic procedures
- Servicing operations
- Trends in automotive industry
- Career options in the automotive industry
At Intech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.
Study on campus and learn practical skills with our qualified trainer. You will have access to Intech’s fully fitted automotive and engineering workshop which provides a simulated engineering work environment.
VET In School (VETiS)
If you’re currently a high school student, you have the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that may lead to employment or further study. This is a great stepping stone to become job-ready and build practical skills in a formal work environment.
A VET qualification may provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship
You may complete this qualification while still enrolled in school through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT).
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
While there are no formal entry requirements, it is expected that students have basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.
QLD Domestic Students may be eligible to enrol through VETiS (subject to eligibility requirements).
To be eligible for a VETiS program, you must be:
- Currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and attending school
- Permanently reside in QLD
- An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
Qualification Structure and Rules
To be awarded the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation, the following units of competency must be achieved.
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
PLUS ELECTIVE UNITS:
AUMAFA001 Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURAFA009 Carry out research into the automotive industry
AURTTA002 Assist with automotive workplace activities
INTERNSHIP/ ON-THE-JOB WORK PLACEMENTS:
Students are encouraged to seek industry work placement to gain the maximum benefit from the course. This is an opportunity to not only apply and practice the skills acquired in a formal work environment, but to improve their capabilities. As a result, the student will not only meet but exceed their learning outcomes.
InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – Conditions apply.
Domestic Students (Full-Time)
As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required.
VET in School Students
Students completing this course in their school are required to attend face-to-face classes and workshops on school premises.
Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, safety boots and Intech t-shirt on induction day.
We recommend students wear personal protective equipment suited to the engineering industry.
On induction /orientation day, students will receive:
- Overview of each unit of competency
- Methods of assessment
- Student handbook
- Training plan and schedule
- Internship details and journal
- Textbooks and study materials
- Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
- Work placement support
Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into a Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation!
Candidates can demonstrate their skills through a combination of:
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Prior qualification (accredited and non-accredited)
- Employment history (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
- Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
- References and testimonials from verifiable sources
- Journals and publications
- Practical testing in the workshop or classroom (if necessary)
- Written/verbal testing (if necessary)
Potential career pathways:
- Apprenticeship or traineeship– Automotive
- Apprenticeship – Light or heavy mechanic
- Apprenticeship – Diesel fitter
- Trades assistant
- Vehicle service assistant
- Automotive service assistant
This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government under VET in School (VETiS).
Students currently enrolled in high school in Years 10, 11 or 12 can undertake this qualification under the VET in School program. VETiS is fully funded and is fee-free for high students.
Ready to get started?
Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.
If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.
Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.
Further Progression: Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.
We offer the following qualifications:
- AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
- AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
- AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology
- MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
- or other relevant qualifications
Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.