About the course

About the course

This course is designed to train you in light vehicle mechanics to develop your skills and ensure you 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. Please note: There is a practical workplace component (400 hours) to this course and you will be required to demonstrate that you can perform practical tasks competently in a workplace environment.

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.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


January and July

Full time: 12 months

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Career Outcomes


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

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Entry and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed an Australian Year 10 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

 

English Language Requirements


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, or approved equivalent.

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

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International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation


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

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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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.
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Course Structure


You will need to complete 36 units

  • AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual's responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident.

  • AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace. It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry

  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    25.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs.

  • AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out servicing operations. It involves preparing for the task, identifying lubricant requirements, servicing and adjusting vehicle and machinery, reporting the inspection findings, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The servicing operations include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service engines. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the engine, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the engine, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engines include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant or motorcycles. The unit does not apply to outdoor power equipment engines.

  • AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
    25.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service petrol fuel systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the fuel system for leaks, inspecting the air filter, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The petrol fuel systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
    10.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service steering systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The steering systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
    10.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service front and rear suspension systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the front and rear suspension system for wear, oil or air leaks and physical damage, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The suspension systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment or trailers.

  • AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    15.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the battery to determine serviceability, charging, jump-starting, removing and replacing, and undertaking the final retesting of batteries, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The batteries include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the circuit, repairing the circuit, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The basic electrical circuits include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment

  • AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes from wheels. It involves identifying and confirming work requirements, preparing for the work; inspecting, repairing and refitting the tyres and tubes, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The tyres and tubes include those of light vehicles, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment

  • AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the fuel injection system for leaks, inspecting the air filter, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The diesel fuel injection systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service braking systems according to manufacturer specifications. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The braking systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery, outdoor power equipment or trailers. The braking systems may be hydraulic, air over hydraulic, air, mechanical, or hand and parking braking systems.

  • AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the hydraulic braking systems of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The hydraulic braking systems include those in light vehicles, light commercial vehicles or outdoor power equipment. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles.

  • AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the cooling systems of vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The cooling systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment

  • AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out diagnostic procedures on vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves confirming the existence of a fault, choosing the appropriate diagnostic procedure and tools, applying the diagnostic procedure, and reporting conclusions. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry.

  • AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
    15.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in engine forced-induction systems. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Forced-induction systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment

  • AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the steering systems of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The steering systems include those in light vehicles, light commercial vehicles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the suspension systems of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The suspension systems include those in light vehicles, light commercial vehicles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the starting systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The starting systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the charging systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The charging systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the ignition systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The ignition systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment

  • AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the emission control systems of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Emission control systems include those in light vehicles, light commercial vehicles, marine vessels or motorcycles. This unit does not apply to agricultural vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles or mobile plant machinery.

  • AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the spark ignition engines and compression ignition engines of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engines include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles.

  • AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the clutch systems of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Clutch systems include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles.

  • AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the manual transmissions of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The manual transmissions include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles.

  • AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the spark ignition engine management systems of vehicles or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. Spark ignition engine management systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

  • AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the automatic transmissions of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The automatic transmissions include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles.

  • AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the engine and transmission management systems of vehicles or machinery. These systems communicate on the vehicle two-wire (CAN-bus) networked controlled circuit, and are an integral part of an engine and transmission management system. The unit involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. Engine and transmission management systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles or mobile plant machinery

  • AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the electronic body management systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. These systems include two-wire high and low speed (CAN-bus) and single wire low speed (LIN-bus) networked circuits in the vehicle or machinery's embedded network electronic control system and are essential to controlling vehicle, vessel or machinery body control functions, including passenger convenience, comfort, navigation and infotainment systems. The unit involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. Electronic body management embedded networked systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles.

  • AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the final drive assemblies of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Final drive assemblies include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles.

  • AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the drive shafts of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The drive shafts include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles.

  • AURLTF002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the mechanically controlled diesel fuel injection systems of vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The diesel fuel injection systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant or outdoor power equipment. This unit does not apply to electronic compression ignition engine management systems

  • AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
    10.0 hours

  • AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
    10.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service air and liquid cooling systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, reporting the inspection findings, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The cooling systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycle or outdoor power equipment

  • AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
    5.0 hours


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