The Diploma in Automotive Technology will teach you the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems. It is suitable for those working in the automotive service and repair industry at the forefront of the implementation of new technologies.

National Code AUR50216
CRICOS Code 091702E
Study Areas Automotive & Driving Instruction
Study Level Diploma
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 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.

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 Diploma of Automotive Technology)

If you are an inbound international student, you may wish to apply for a package offer.

Duration for package offer is 2 years includes: Stage 1 - Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology - Light Vehicle.
Stage 2 and 3 - Certificate IV in Automotive Technology and the Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Box Hill

You must:

  • have successfully completed of Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology specialising in Light Vehicle and Certificate IV in Automotive Technology.
  • 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.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification.

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 5

This course will prepare you for advancement within your organisation or a pathway to higher skilled employment opportunities. You will gain advanced skills and knowledge in the areas of diagnostics, environmental, business/ management and systems analysis.

You are required to undertake  compulsory work placement component. A list of prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work placement. It is your responsibility to contact these employers to secure the practical workplace. 

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:04pm