About the course

About the course

Learn the skills to become an automotive technician/mechanic with this hands-on course.

You will learn how to

  • service and repair engine management systems
  • steering
  • suspension
  • transmission and braking systems
  • evaluating light vehicle engine and fuel system faults
  • follow workshop procedures

Course will be replaced

Please note: This course will change in the near future and alterations to the structure will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year

Full time: 3 years (1 week of block training 6 times per year, combined with workplace delivery)

Full time: 3 years (1 day per week, 37 weeks per year, combined with workplace delivery)

Full time: 3 years (workplace delivery and assessment of all units of competencies)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery.

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 will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment within the automotive repair and service sector.

Career outcomes may include:

  • mechanical assistant
  • diesel mechanic
  • automotive technical adviser
  • master technician
  • repair specialist
  • team leader
  • workshop manager
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Entry Requirements


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


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.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

You can further your studies and apply for entry into:

  • Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning
  • Certificate IV in Business

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Full FeeApprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov Subsidised
Tuition Fee$19,659$782$3,908
Service Fee$513$513$513
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$812$812$812
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$21,067$2,190$5,316
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$7,911$853$2,039

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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Course Structure

Completion of 36 units of competency

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