About the course

About the course

This Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service and repair environment.

You will learn how to diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines, electronic spark ignition, engine management systems and braking systems as well as learning how to de-power battery electric vehicles and test engines using a dynamometer.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Full time: 6 months for if you have a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or equivalent

(or 1.5 years, which includes the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology)

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Career & Learning Outcomes

This course will prepare you for advancement within your organisation or a pathway to higher skilled employment/training opportunities.

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Entry and Academic Requirements

International students must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or equivalent.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you may apply for the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology with this course as a package offer.

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) or approved equivalent.

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


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

Further training pathways from this qualification include the Diploma of Automotive Management, the Diploma in Automotive Technology or other relevant qualifications.

International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with the Diploma of Automotive Technology at Box Hill Institute.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

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Tuition Fee$8,787
Service Fee$166
Material Fee$384
Retain Course Items$0
Estimated Fee$9,337

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 2021 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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