This Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis covers 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 depower battery electric vehicles and test engines using a dynamometer.

National Code AUR40216
CRICOS Code 091655G
Study Areas Automotive & Driving Instruction
Study Level Certificate IV
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
International Fee $8,365.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
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.

You must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Light Vehicle.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based.

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

January and July

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

Full time: 1.5 years, which will include the Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology

Box Hill

You must:

  • have successfully completed of Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology specialising in Light Vehicle
  • have an Australian Year 10 or equivalent with a pass, or relevant senior employment experience in industry 
  • be able to demonstrate that you are able to perform practical tasks competently in a workplace environment


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.

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

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:07pm