Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Course Code
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Automotive
Course Length
Full-time(14 weeks)

Start Date(s): Mechanical stream - 1st June 2020 Autobody stream - 20th April 2020
End Date(s): Mechanical stream - 9 October 2020 Autobody stream - 20 July 2020
Days and Time: Mechanical:2 days per week. Either Mon & Tues or Thur & Fri.
Autobody: 3 days per week. Mon/Thur/Fri

Course Overview

There are two streams available in this course to choose from.

Mechanical stream: You will gain general knowledge and practical workshop skills in motor mechanics, auto electrical, parts interpreting, heavy vehicles, light engines or marine mechanics.

Vehicle painting and panel beating stream: You will learn the theoretical an practical foundations of vehicle spray painting, panel beating and vehicle body building. 


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace20
AURAFA004Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace20
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
AURETR003Identify automotive electrical systems and components25
AURLTA001Identify automotive mechanical systems and components25
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURETK003Operate electrical test equipment40
AURTTA027Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations40
AURTTD006Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs25
AURTTE008Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines40
AURTTX012Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions40
AURVTN038Carry out basic repairs to vehicle body panels40
AURVTN041Remove and realign vehicle body panels40
AURVTP029Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels50
AURVTP032Prepare and mask vehicle body panel surfaces20
AURVTW010Set up and use welding equipment40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and the how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.

Additional comments

You will need to complete an online application form to register your interest and we will contact you regarding the next information and enrolment session. Please note that there is no parking onsite at the Docklands campus. However we are only a short walk from Southern Cross station and there are several trams which stop nearby.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
355 355 $3.27 $0.65 $11.50

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course. OR You are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.) Non apprentice students will be recuired to undertake a 1:1 interview to establish their experience and units to study.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Once you have completed the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR20716), you will have completed part of the theoretical component of the relevant apprenticeship (certificate III).

This asissts you to enter an apprenticeship in a chosen field of study. You may also be able to use some credits towards your apprenticeship.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

This course is designed to provide you with general knowledge and practical workshop skills in:

  • motor mechanics
  • auto electrical
  • parts interpreting
  • heavy vehicles
  • light engines
  • engine reconditioning
  • marine mechanics
  • paint and panel

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR20716). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III or IV courses.

The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR20716) can lead to higher level studies at a certificate III in automotive level. Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III courses.

How do I apply?

To apply click on the yellow Apply Here Button. You can also call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. You will be required to attend an information and enrolment session.

The Information session is held at the Docklands campus. For more information about the next information session, please call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233).


How will I be selected for this course?

You will be interviewed and have to complete a basic literacy and numeracy task at the session. Offers will be made following this and you will then complete your enrolment.