About the course

About the course

Gain the skills and knowledge needed for an automotive apprenticeship.

You will learn how to apply safe work, environmental and sustainability practices in an automotive workplace.

This automotive services course covers the use of:

  • workplace tools and equipment
  • servicing and inspection of engines
  • automatic and manual transmissions
  • cooling systems
  • fuel systems
  • steering systems
  • suspension and braking systems
  • identifying automotive faults
  • effective workplace communication
  • automotive battery inspection and servicing
  • automotive electrical systems and soldering

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Elgar Campus - you can enrol throughout the year

Lilydale Campus - commencing in January 2022

Full time: 10 weeks (4 days a week) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may choose to apply for positions as an automotive technician apprentice

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Entry Requirements

Completion of Year 10 or equivalent is recommended


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

If you secure a relevant automotive apprenticeship, you may enrol in the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$264$1,319$4,487
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$136$136$136$136
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$385$649$1,704$4,872
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$385$516$1,040$2,612

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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