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.

National Code AUR30616
Study Areas Automotive & Driving Instruction
Study Level Apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 3 years,

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $1,348.00
Apprentice Concession $270.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,123.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $308.00
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.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

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)

Workplace, Box Hill

You must:

  • be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • have a training contract with an employer


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

You can further your studies and apply for entry into:

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

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

Completion of 36 units of competency, 20 core units and 16 electives





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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:48pm