About the course

About the course

Gain the skills 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
  • transmissions
  • cooling
  • fuel
  • steering
  • suspension and braking systems
  • identifying automotive faults
  • effective workplace communication
  • customer relations skills.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February, April, July and September



Part time - 10 weeks (4 days a week) (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

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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 TAFEGovernment Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$253$1,266$4,387
Service Fee$160$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80$80
Material Fee$272$272$272$272
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$512$765$1,778$4,899
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$376$500$997$2,527

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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