Certificate IV In Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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Study Area(s)
Course Length
6 months
Course Fees

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Course structure

The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis course provides advanced training for automotive technicians who want to further develop their diagnostic and technical skills. This automotive diagnostics course enables participants to enter employment in a senior, supervisory, or managerial role within the automotive and repair industry.

Modes of Study

This course requires face to face classroom study and compulsory work placement (arranged by Kangan Institute) of 200 hours.Classes will be scheduled between 8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation. Click here to take a 3D tour of ACE

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
MEM14005APlan A Complete Activity (MEM14005A)
AURLTD009Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering (AURLTD009)
AURTTA021Diagnose complex system faults (AURTTA021)
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles (AURETH001)
AURMTA007Conduct non-destructive testing (AURMTA007)
AURLTE004Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines (AURLTE004)
AURLTX004Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems (AURLTX004)
MEM16010AWrite Reports (MEM16010A)
AURTTR001Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems (AURTTR001)
AURTTA025Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems (AURTTA025)
AURLTB004Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems (AURLTB004)
AURLTD009Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering (AURLTD009)

  • Major Study Areas

    • Mechanical and electrical systems, maintenance, service and repair
    • Diagnosis of complex faults in automotive vehicle systems
    • Reports and technical document development
    • Interpreting and producing technical

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

Included in the tuition fees, however students will be required to supply their own personal stationery.

Annual Amenities Fee


  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher

    English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognised equivalent


    Successful completion of Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (091599K).

1 February 2021

12 July 2021

Term 1 28 January - 1 April
Holidays 2 April - 11 April
Term 2 19 April - 25 June
Holidays 26 June - 11 July
Term 3 12 July - 17 September
Holidays 18 September - 3 October
Term 4 4 October - 17 December

Classes will be scheduled between 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.

Study pathways

Diploma of Automotive Technology Light Vehicle (091698G)

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Motor mechanic
  • Skilled tradesperson in automotive
  • Workshop supervisor


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.