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Diploma of Automotive Technology

Location

Milton

Length

64 weeks

Cricos Code

091701F

Course Code

AUR50216

Brisbane’s leading provider of Automotive training!

If you’re a hands-on sort of person who enjoys working in a garage, are curious to know what’s under the bonnet, an automotive course could be just what you’re looking for. 

Intech Institute has one of the best purpose-built workshops resembling a real-world working environment in Brisbane, just like working in a garage. This means that the students get hands-on experience making them ready for great motor vehicle mechanic jobs.

Students are given the opportunity to work on problematic vehicles of different makes, identify the issues and fix it! We fine tune our courses to ensure that students graduate with the right skills that employers seek.

Our students also get the opportunity for work placements with major second-hand retailers and garages in the area.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $51,800 per year.

Course Overview

This course is designed for automotive mechanics performing advance design and diagnosis on automotive mechanical or electric systems or students who have completed a certificate IV in Automotive. In this course students will learn how to design and modify as well as analyse, diagnose and evaluate automotive electrical and mechanical systems. They are also taught to apply this knowledge to manage complex customer issues and prepare reports, specifications and quotes.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and
  • have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course.
  • This qualification reflects the role of individuals who diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify vehicle systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry
  • Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology are required to have completed Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.
What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 12 units

  • 1 core units
  • 11 elective units

Mandatory Units:

AURAFA007   Develop and document specifications and procedures

Suggested Elective Units:

AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports
AURETA004 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systems
AURJTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in motorcycle braking systems
AURJTD006 Analyse and evaluate faults in motorcycle steering, suspension and frame systems
AURLTB002  Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURLTD007  Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURLTE003  Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
AURLTQ003  Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
AURTTA021 – Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults
AURTTE005 Overhaul engines
AURVTN034 Evaluate vehicle body repair materials, equipment and work processes

Teaching and assessment

Timetable: Monday- Friday, Work placement optional (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face) and industry placement (optional). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work. You’ll also produce a portfolio of work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

Resources provided: Student will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, Safety boots and Intech T-shirt on the induction day. We also recommend that the students wear protective clothing, safety glasses suited to the automotive industry.

RPL

Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

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.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Diploma of Automotive Technology!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (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/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:  On successful completion of this course, a student can find employment as a qualified motor mechanic. This qualification prepares you to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry.  You may find a career as an:

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Light vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Advanced Diagnostic Technician
Fees and funding

Fees:  AUD $10,000-no hidden fee

The  student tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

You may be eligible for Queensland Government funding under the User Choice Program. Find out now!

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

 

How to apply

See our how to apply section for further guidance.

If you still need help, our student advisor provides first point of contact for student who have applied to Intech Institute. Our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the process of applying to us and the current status of your application.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Diploma of Automotive Technology.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au

Additional information

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed Certificate III, Cert IV o r other relevant automotive qualifications.

Further Progression: Students can progress onto a higher level course within the college. We offer AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management courses within the Automotive course programs.

Work Placements:

Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes. InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – conditions apply.

 

 

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au