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Diploma of Automotive Technology – AUR50216

Learn how to diagnose, analyse, and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems.

Study Mode – In-person on campus

Cost – Please contact Emerald College

Duration – 52 weeks

 

Entry Requirements

Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology must have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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 Diploma of Automotive Technology MUST have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
    • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
    • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.
  • 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 Diploma of Automotive Technology is for those who want to learn about diagnosing, analysing, evaluating, modifying, and designing vehicle systems within the automotive retail, service and repair industries.

 

Learn how to diagnose, design and modify vehicle systems

The Diploma at a glance

This Diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge across advanced automotive diagnostics, modifications and designing of automotive systems within the retail, service, and repair industries. This diploma will teach you all the required skills to become a qualified motor mechanic, automotive system designer and advanced diagnostic technician.

 

Course outline for the Diploma of Automotive Technology

This qualification will teach you how to diagnose, design and modify automotive systems across the automotive industry.

Based on information available from www.training.gov.au the following must be achieved to successfully complete the certification.

 

Successful completion of the diploma requires:

Total number of completed units – 12

Completion of Core Units – 1

Completion of Elective Units – 11

Further information regarding the required completion and information on the diploma can be found here.

See below for a list of the required core units, as well as elective we offer at Emerald College:

Code Title Type
AURAFA007 Develop and Document specifications and procedures Core
AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports Elective
AURAMA005 Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETA004 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systems Elective
AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems Elective
AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engines and fuel systems Elective
AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURTTA022 Develop and apply mechanical system modifications Elective
AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications Elective
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 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. These lessons 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 time could involve:

  • 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

Assessment methods

Students undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology 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 Diploma of Automotive Technology. Students who only partially complete assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Written assessment/examinations
  • Case study examinations
  • Observation/practical assessments in a workshop
  • Third party reports
  • Projects

 

Outcomes for the Diploma of Automotive Technology

The aim and successful completion of the Diploma, will teach you the following skills and knowledge:

  • Identify and analyse work task requirements and activities, and then develop and document technical specifications and procedures providing concise and unambiguous direction and guidance relating to them.
  • Research technical subject matter and prepare and present a technical report of findings.
  • Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in the embedded network convenience and entertainment systems of vehicles and machinery to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance.
  • Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in embedded network engine management systems of vehicles or machinery to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance
  • Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in vehicle braking systems of vehicles or machinery to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance.
  • Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance.
  • Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance.
  • Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems to initiate action to sustain, vary or enhance performance.
  • Prepare an estimate and quotation to repair vehicle or machinery system modifications
  • Resolve complex customer issues and complaints, include those caused by cost variations, warranty issues, policy matters, additional repair time and disputed work standards
  • Analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Mechanical systems and body enhancement kit modifications must comply with Australian Design Rules and Vehicle Safety Bulletins.
  • Prepare a quotation to modify the mechanical, electrical or body systems of a vehicle or machinery to estimate and calculate the costs, including materials, labour, and overhead costs, of the modification.
  • Analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

Employment and Career Opportunities

The completion of this Diploma of Automotive and above competencies can land you a job as:

  • Advanced diagnostic technician
  • Automotive systems designer

 

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 Diploma of Automotive Technology. 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 AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology at Emerald College by submitting our contact form, and we will be in touch with you about all the relevant information that we require.

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