About the course

About the course

This course in automotive mechanical diagnosis is a comprehensive qualification designed for individuals seeking expertise in diagnosing complex automotive mechanical issues. This program equips you with advanced skills and knowledge to effectively identify, analyse, and solve intricate problems within modern vehicles.

Throughout the course, you'll delve into diverse areas such as electronic systems, engine management, transmission systems, steering and suspension, and braking systems. You'll gain a deep understanding of diagnostic tools, computerised testing equipment, and the interpretation of technical data.

The course typically covers topics like diagnostic procedures, conducting comprehensive vehicle inspections, identifying faults, and developing efficient repair strategies. You'll also learn about safety protocols, communication with clients, and the application of industry standards.

This program is ideally suited to automotive technicians aspiring to specialise in diagnosing intricate mechanical issues. It focuses on enhancing problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and practical expertise in a rapidly evolving automotive industry.

Upon successful completion, graduates are well-prepared to work in advanced automotive repair workshops, dealerships, or even establish their own businesses. This qualification opens doors to a rewarding career by providing the skills needed to excel in the challenging field of automotive mechanical diagnosis.

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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$9,226
Service & Amenity Fee$260
Material Fee$384
Retain Course Items$0
Estimated Fee$9,870

Service & Amenity Fee may very depending on course commencement and enrolment duration. 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 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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