About the course

About the course

The VCE VET Automotive program is the Industry endorsed program for secondary school students aiming to enter a career in the Automotive Industry. This training covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body.

Topics covered will include 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 and customer relation skills.

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Course Length and Classes


Part time: 2 years 

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 8:30am to 12:30pm or Wednesday 1:30pm to 5:30pm

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Entry Requirements


This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.

Pathways


After successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies in an apprenticeship in AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

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Career Outcomes


This course will give you employment opportunities to start your career as an automotive apprentice.

This qualification may also give you the skills to enter the workforce in the bicycle, marine, motorcycle, heavy vehicle and outdoor power equipment areas.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR


On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four)
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Further information can be found on the VTAC website
  • The VCE VET Automotive program does not offer scored assessment

Structured Workplace Learning


The VCAA strongly recommends 160 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.

Fees


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required. Details will be supplied upon enrolment.

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