Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
6 months
Course Fees

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

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
AURTTA021Diagnose complex system faults (AURTTA021)
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles (AURETH001)
AURMTA007Conduct non-destructive testing (AURMTA007)
AURLTE104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines (AURLTE104)
AURACA103Build customer relations in an automotive workplace (AURACA103)
AURLTB104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems (AURLTB104)
AURTTA125Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems (AURTTA125)
AURLTD109Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems (AURLTD109)
AURLTX104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems (AURLTX104)
AURTTR101Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems (AURTTR101)

  • 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


  • Entry requirements:

    • 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 (103615A).

7 February 2022


Term 1 31 January - 8 April
Holidays 9 April - 25 April
Term 2 26 April - 24 June
Holidays 25 June - 10 July
Term 3 11 July - 16 September
Holidays 17 September - 2 October
Term 4 3 October - 20 December

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

This course is subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start of the course.

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.