Diploma of Automotive Technology

Location

Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

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

Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology must have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
English and Language and Literacy Skills

International Students
English Language Proficiency – must demonstrate minimum language skills.
Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Access to workplaces with all the necessary learning resources

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history.
QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD residents only).

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement

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

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.

International Students
As an international student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required under student visa conditions. InTech operates on a 10-week term. There are 4 terms per year. All classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
There are no class attendance requirements for on-the-job learners. All training and assessments are completed via work placement.

RPL Students
Attend workshops only if skills gaps identified.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops at InTech campus.

Resources Provided
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 automotive and 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
RPL

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 Diploma of Automotive Technology!

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)
Apply for RPL or Credit Transfer today!
Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:

  • 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

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.

Professional accreditation and recognition

Upon successful completion of this course, you be awarded with the Diploma of Automotive Technology. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au.

International students may apply for a temporary work visa upon successful completion of the course and work experience. Conditions apply.

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