About the course

About the course

This automotive technology course is a comprehensive program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the automotive industry. This diploma covers a wide range of topics, including vehicle mechanics, electronics, diagnostics, and repair techniques.

You'll delve into the intricacies of automotive systems, learning about engines, transmissions, brakes, steering, and more. The curriculum often combines theoretical learning with practical hands-on experience, enabling you to develop a strong foundation in troubleshooting and problem-solving.

Graduates of this program are prepared to work as automotive technicians, mechanics, or even pursue roles in automotive management. With the rapid evolution of automotive technology, this diploma aims to produce professionals who are adaptable and capable of staying current with the latest advancements in the field, ensuring they are well-equipped to meet the challenges of the dynamic automotive industry.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Full time: 6 months (if you have a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or equivalent)

If you are an inbound international student, you may wish to apply for a package offer. The package offer is 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis and the Diploma of Automotive Technology.

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Career & Learning Outcomes

This course will prepare you for advancement within your organisation or provide 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.

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Entry and Academic Requirements

International students must have successfully completed theCertificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology,  and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, 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,  and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis 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

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

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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Tuition Fee$9,510
Service & Amenity Fee$268
Material Fee$660
Retain Course Items$0
Estimated Fee$10,438

Service & Amenity Fee may vary 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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