Study Mode – In-person on campus
Cost – Please contact Emerald College
Duration – 32 weeks
Those undertaking Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis are required to have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:
- Must be 18 years of age or over.
- Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent).
- International students are required to hold Overseas Student Health Insurance cover for the duration of the course
- Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis MUST have completed AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency
- Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
- Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
- Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
- Successful completion of an English Placement Test
*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
Those who do not meet the minimum English requirement will need to successfully complete an English program leading to a level of equivalent to the aforementioned English test scores.
Who should apply?
The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis is for you if you want to learn the knowledge and skills to perform an advanced mechanical diagnosis on a vehicle. This certificate is a step forward to becoming an automotive lead, master technician and advisor within the workplace.
Learn how to perform advanced diagnostics in the automotive industry
The certificate at a glance
This certificate will provide you with the skills and knowledge across advanced diagnostics in the retail, service and repair automotive environment. It’s a great option for those looking to take on advanced diagnostic, lead or advisor roles within the auto mechanics industry.
Course outline for the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostics operations in the automotive service and repair industries.
Based on information available from www.training.gov.au the following must be achieved to successfully complete the certification.
Successful completion of the certificate requires:
Total number of completed units – 10
Completion of Core Units – 1
Completion of Elective Units – 9
Further information regarding the required completion and information on the certificate can be found here.
See below for a list of the required core units, as well as elective we offer at Emerald College:
|AURTTA021||Diagnose complex system faults||Core|
|AURETR037||Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems||Elective|
|AURLTB104||Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems||Elective|
|AURLTD109||Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems||Elective|
|AURLTE104||Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines||Elective|
|AURLTE105||Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines systems||Elective|
|AURLTX104||Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline||Elective|
|AURTTA125||Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems||Elective|
|AURTTR101||Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems||Elective|
|AURAEA004||Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||Elective|
The Delivery and Assessment Methods
Face to face classroom theory and practical sessions
Emerald College uses face-to-face classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching, which are:
- Facilitator led
- Interactive, participative, and collaborative group sessions
- Using textbooks and group work
- Using video and other supplementary teaching resources for variety
- The Internet is used as reference which students will access
Self-Study learning and reinforcement between classroom sessions
Students are expected to study each unit of competency, and for up to 20 hours per week prior to and during the unit of competency to assist in reinforcing the learning and to prepare for future classroom sessions.
The self-study learning involves:
- Revision of terminology introduced in recent and earlier classes
- Completion of readings and activities in the relevant automotive textbooks
- Completion of homework the trainer has set
Students undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis will complete a range of training and assessment items. The course will be undertaken using a range of both theory work which will need to be studied and researched, as well as practical hands-on work. The assessments must all be completed to achieve the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. Students who only partially complete assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment.
- Practical demonstrations
- Written examinations
- Projects, assignments and presentations
- Case study examinations
Outcomes for the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
On successful completion of the Certificate, you will be able to perform the following:
- Identify and confirm work requirement regarding complex system fault in a vehicle
- Perform diagnosis by carrying out work processes
- Identify existence of fault in vehicle safety system
- Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
- Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
- Diagnose complex faults in vehicle engines
- Diagnose complex faults in vehicle transmission and driveline systems
- Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
- Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems
- Manage environmental and sustainability practices in a workplace
Employment and Career Opportunities
The completion of the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis and above competencies can land you a job as:
- Automotive lead
- Master technician
- Automotive technical advisor
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that enables our applicants to gain recognition of skills and knowledge regardless of how they were achieved. RPL can include previous formal education, life experience, employment experience and personal interests.
To grant RPL, we must be confident that your experience matches up against the units of competence within the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. Evidence of RPL can include previous education certificates, references from a past employer, work samples, as well as testimonials from your clients.
Further information and enquiries about RPL is available on request from Emerald College.
Educational and Support Service
All learners/students at Emerald College are provided both direct and referral support regarding their educational and support needs including students’ well-being. Refer to “Student Support Policy and Procedure”.
Our administration and teaching team is available to answer any relevant questions or concerns our students, future students and applicants may have.
Please contact us and submit your question online or call our administration team on (07) 3124 6266. For any afterhours queries, please call on (04) 1124 0159.
How to Apply
You can apply to study the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis at Emerald College by submitting our contact form, and we will be in touch with you about all the relevant information that we require.
Don’t hold it off any longer, learn more about the automotive mechanical industry and step into a leading diagnostic or advisor role within the industry today.