Diploma of Automotive Technology

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Study Area(s)
Course Length
0.5 year
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

This hands-on course provides practical skills to work in the automotive industry.

As part of the course you will train at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence, the largest automotive training centre in Victoria providing students with access to leading technology, advanced machinery and industry simulated work spaces.

You will learn in varying environments from lectures, practical demonstrations and tasks through to servicing vehicles in both simulated automotive work bays and a work placement program.

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 – 9.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.

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Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
AURAFA007Develop and document specifications and procedures
AURAFA006Conduct research and present technical reports
MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
AURETE001Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
AURETB002Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in dynamic control management systems
AURLTQ003Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
AURLTE003Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing
MEM30031AOperate computer aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
AURETH013Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in HEV and BEV management systems
AURLTD007Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURLTB002Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems

  • Major Study Areas

    • Mechanical and Electrical systems, maintenance, service and repair .
    • Automotive diagnostics, analysis and evaluation of fault identification and rectification
    • Business and management
    • Report and document development
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Customer service

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

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

Annual Amenities Fee


  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosi

February and July intake.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Classes will be scheduled between 8.00am – 9.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.

Study pathways


Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Workshop supervisor
  • Motor mechanic
  • Skilled tradesperson in automotive


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