About the course

About the course

This course is designed to train you as a light vehicle automotive apprentice to develop your skills to perform at industry standards.

You will learn how to:

  • apply safe work practices
  • test and service batteries
  • carry out repairs to single electrical circuits
  • inspect, diagnose, service and repair manual and automatic transmissions
  • repair steering and suspension systems
  • servicing of hydraulic brake systems, engines and fuel systems and engine and driveline management systems

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.

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.


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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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Full FeeApprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov Subsidised
Tuition Fee$19,644$769$3,797
Service Fee$495$495$495
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$812$812$812
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$21,031$2,156$5,184
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$7,728$829$1,953

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 2020 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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