Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Free TAFE course
Course Code AUR20716
Locations Warrnambool, Portland
Study Mode Full-time, On Campus
Length 14 weeks
Commencement March, July
Timetable 3 days per week
Course Overview
Introduction

Wanting to gain some base-level mechanic skills you can build on? This course will allow you to test the waters to determine whether you are suited to being a mechanic. 

Our pre-apprenticeship program will provide you with general knowledge, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience in basic automotive functions and vehicle systems. This is a great starting point to a career in any mechanic field. Knowledge of this nature is never wasted.

What will I Learn?

During this course will gain knowledge and experience in basic automotive industry procedures, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience. 

You will learn to identify and inspect mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. You will also cover the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and servicing of motor vehicles. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this course you will be able to gain an automotive apprenticeship.

Pathways

This course provides a pathway to further study at South West TAFE. Credits in some units from the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation can be used towards an automotive apprenticeship in the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Placement

There is no organised student work placement with this program, however students are encouraged to seek work placement to gain skills in the automotive industry.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

Find the next info session near you

Course Requirements
Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units: 7 core and 5 elective.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $0.00
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $5.00
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25 $0.00
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25 $0.00
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $5.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment 40 $0.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $0.00
AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40 $0.00
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $0.00
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $0.00
Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $1,320.00
Concession rate $265.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $5,015.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $10.00
This is a Free TAFE course

From 1 January 2019, students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.

Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees. 

Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Which fee applies to me?

Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
Check your eligibility

Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.

Concession rate
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate. 
Find out more about concession rates

Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FEES AND ELIGIBILITY

How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.