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Course Type:
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
16 weeks
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Course Overview

This course is offered as a pre apprenticeship for people working or looking to work in the automotive industry who want a career vehicle servicing. Students will learn how to service automotive vehicles. Students will learn how to service and minor repair faults on automotive vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical systems and components.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. At successful completion of this course you may, but not limited to, be able to service vehicles in all areas of workshops and or dealerships.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Monday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Pre-Apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Employment in automotive vehicle workshops and or dealerships as a qualified automotive servicing technician.

Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • 17 years of age with a sufficient completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.
  • Confirmed industry work placement (to be arranged by student)

Recommended entry requirements

  • Completion of year ten secondary studies.

Limitations to entry

  • Insufficient completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.
  • Inability to carry out the physical requirements related to the Pre-Apprenticeship course.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries
AURATA001 Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes


Not Applicable