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Are you keen to get started in the automotive industry but aren’t really sure where or how to start? We’ve got the perfect solution.
The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation is a fantastic jumping off point for people who are curious about working in the automotive industry, helping you find the right apprenticeship to match your career goals.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of working in the automotive industry by learning the necessary skills to perform a range of technical tasks on cars, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, boats, motorcycles and more.
You’ll also learn how to service and repair minor faults in engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical components.
Taught on-campus three days a week over a 15-week period, there is plenty of time to put your skills to use, which we recommend you do by gaining employment for one day a week in the automotive industry.
You’ll be guided by our expert teachers, who will be there to support and encourage your learning, giving you the confidence to seek out your next steps.
When you complete this course, you’ll have the base knowledge to work in the broader industry as a trade’s assistant, vehicle service assistant, automotive trainee, and a range of other entry-level positions.
But if you do decide to take your study and career further, this qualification can lead to a number of Certificate III and IV options, as well as Diplomas – it all just depends on what you’re interested in!
So take the leap and get started in this exciting industry and help set yourself up for a long and successful career.
Times8:00am to 4:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays plus recommended 1 day each week work placement in the Automotive industry.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation.
Assist with gaining employment as an apprentice in automotive workshops and or dealerships as an automotive technician.
Opportunities for Further Study
The AUR20716 Pre Vocational qualification can lead to the use of units in the AUR Training Packages includes higher level qualifications which including Cert III, IV and Diplomas.
Mandatory entry requirements
- 17 years of age with a sufficient completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment
Recommended entry requirements
- Completion of year ten secondary studies,
- Voluntary Work placement (to be arranged by student)
Limitations to entry
- Insufficient completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.
Specialist Course Information
PlacementRecommended 1 day each week work placement in the Automotive industry.
Placement is arranged by: Student
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Pens, pencils, PPE as required
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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|
|AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment|
|AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components|
|AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components|
|AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations|
|AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines|
|AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines|
|AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTB007 Remove and replace brake assemblies|
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments