The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR20720) is a work ready pre-apprenticeship course designed to meet the requirements of students looking to start a career in the automotive industry through study pathway options to an apprenticeship or higher education.
For applicants looking to study this course, there are no set prerequisites, although, it is a recommendation that applicants have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills. Mature students looking to pursue this course, must have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.
The course is designed to provide and prepare candidates with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills on a range of automotive areas. These areas include, motor mechanics, auto electrical, parts interpreting, heavy vehicles, light engines, engine reconditioning and marine mechanics.
If you are planning on starting a career in the automotive industry, this course is an ideal place to begin. This qualification allows students to gain familiarity with the automotive industry and the ability to perform a limited range of tasks, in relation to the inspection of the mechanical components and systems of vehicles and open up a range of career paths to start your automotive career.
The strong emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of automotive maintenance will give candidates an edge in the automotive sector. Students will learn how to conduct minor servicing and repairs on the body of the vehicle, use and maintain equipment correctly and develop a sound understanding of the industry. For those undertaking this course, this certificate offers a solid base for you to undertake work and further training within the broader automotive industry and may reduce the time take to complete a related apprenticeship. This course is highly valued within the automotive industry with numerous employers sourcing new apprentices from the course graduates.
Candidates will study a number of motor mechanic and auto electrical competencies. The course modules for this certificate includes:
Assessment will show that students have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. This may include written, oral or practical methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. Candidates have the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with the information. This may provide candidates to enter the workforce to access a broad range of employment opportunities in various fields.
Once you have completed the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR20720) you will have completed part of the theoretical component of the relevant apprenticeship/Certificate III. This will assist you to enter an apprenticeship in a chosen area of study. Candidates may also be able to use some credits towards your apprenticeship.