This course is designed to train learners in light vehicle mechanics to develop their skills and ensure they are competent to perform at industry standards.

You will learn how to apply safe work practices, test and service batteries and carry out repairs to single electrical circuits. This course will help you develop your skills in servicing and repairing engine management systems, steering, suspension, transmission and braking systems, and teach you about inspecting and servicing engine cooling systems.

This course also covers inspecting, diagnosing, servicing and repair of manual and automatic transmissions, how to repair steering and suspension systems, the detailed servicing of hydraulic brake systems, engines and fuel systems as well as engine and driveline management systems.




National Code AUR30616
CRICOS Code 091607D
Study Areas Automotive & Driving Instruction
Study Level Certificate III
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
International Fee $16,900.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $812.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 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.

Australian Year 10 or equivalent with a pass. Relevant senior employment experience in industry will be considered.

It is expected that you will:

  • have the necessary literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the program
  • provide and wear steel-capped safety boots or shoes
  • provide and wear combination type overalls.

A list of prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work placement. However, it is your responsibility to contact these employers to secure the practical workplace component of this course.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

January and July

Full time: 12 months

Box Hill

It is expected that you will:

  • have the necessary literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the program
  • provide and wear steel-capped safety boots or shoes
  • provide and wear combination type overalls

You may be eligible to progress into the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis and the Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

This course may provide you with employment opportunities in the automotive industry.

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:09pm