Certificate II In Automotive Vocational Preparation

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Course Code
Passenger Vehicles
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Free TAFE, Automotive
Course Length
Full-time(13 weeks)

Start Date(s): 23rd May 2022 Mechanical Stream
3rd May 2022 Paint & Panel
End Date(s): 31st August 2022 Mechanical Stream
5th August 2022 Paint & Panel Stream
Days and Time: Mon & Tue Mechanical Stream
Thu & Fri Paint & Panel Stream

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.

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

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer

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. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA102)20
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK102)20
AURETR103Identify automotive electrical systems and components (AURETR103)25
AURLTA101Identify automotive mechanical systems and components (AURLTA101)25
AURAFA104Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace (AURAFA104)20
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace (AURAFA103)20
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)25


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURTTE007Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines (AURTTE007)40
AURTTA127Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations (AURTTA127)40
AURVTN138Carry out basic repairs to vehicle body panels (AURVTN138)40
AURVTP129Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels (AURVTP129)50
AURVTP132Prepare and mask vehicle body panel surfaces (AURVTP132)20
AURETK003Operate electrical test equipment (AURETK003)40
AURTTA003Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices (AURTTA003)15
AURTTD006Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs (AURTTD006)25
AURTTE008Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines (AURTTE008)40
AURTTJ003Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies (AURTTJ003)10
AURTTX012Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions (AURTTX012)40
AURVTA005Clean vehicles (AURVTA005)20
AURVTN041Remove and realign vehicle body panels (AURVTN041)40
AURVTP008Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces (AURVTP008)15

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 re-assessment 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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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
355 355 $3.92 $0.78 $11.79

^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 2022. 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.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Check the Fees tab. Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for more information. 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 required 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 (AUR20720), you will have completed part of the theoretical component of the relevant apprenticeship (certificate III).

This assists 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 (AUR20720). 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 (AUR20720) 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.

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.