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Course Type:
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus
15 weeks (3 days per week)
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Course Overview

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.

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.


8:00am to 4:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays plus recommended 1 day each week work placement in the Automotive industry.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation.

Career Opportunities

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.

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

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.


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



Recommended 1 day each week work placement in the Automotive industry.
Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Pens, pencils, PPE as required

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

Sample course units

Course units
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