5/200, Turner Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

5/200, Turner Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Program Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR40216

Course Overview :

This course will be delivered full time over 26 weeks with 24 weeks of face to face classroom-based study with online learning/training environment and 2 weeks of holiday.

Access to learning, training and assessment material in both the delivery models will be through Learning Management System

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10

1 core unit, plus

9 elective units, of which:

  • these 09 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 02 units may be chosen from Certificate III qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen to contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification. 

CodeTitleCore/ Elective
AURTTA021Diagnose complex system faultsCore
AURETR037Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systemsElective
AURLTB104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systemsElective
AURLTD109Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systemsElective
AURLTE104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol enginesElective
AURLTX104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systemsElective
AURTTA125Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systemsElective
AURTTR101Diagnose complex faults in engine management systemsElective
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and loomsImp Elective
AURAEA004Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceImp Elective
Entry Requirements
  • All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to the College.
  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11/12 qualification or equivalent.
  • If student's educational qualifications do not meet MARS's admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of MARS. (Please contact admission staff for more details and refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details).
  • Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis MUST have completed AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
  • IELTS band score of overall 6 (Academic or General) or equivalent in line with the Department of Education and DOHA regulations (Refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details)
  • Learners are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training. Refer to LLN policy for further details.
  • Students must have a sense of balance and the ability to cope with the physical demands of the training and assessment that involves, heavy lifting, manual labour, operation of tools (both manual and power tools) etc.
  • Students must have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and to avoid endangering the health and safety of any other person by anything they do, or fail to do, at the workshop.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy is applicable for this course. Your device must have camera and speaker functions. Internet Access with a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player
  • Basic digital literacy (ability to communicate and access information through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, search engines, emails, and basic use of MS office products). Please refer to BYOD Policy for details
Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process which provides learners with agreed and consistent credit outcomes based on equivalences in content between matched qualifications. (Source: AUR Implementation guide v4.0)

If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, a credit transfer process will be initiated by MARS in relation to the units as per the training plan. MARS will formally assess all the competencies held by the student against the unit of competencies in this training package making sure that learning is relevant to the unit of competency outcomes.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.
  • Formal/Informal training conducted by industry or education
  • Work experience
  • Life experience
Source: www.asqa.gov.au/guidance-resources/resources-providers/faqs/recognition-prior-learning-rpl
Assesssment Methods

Written Questions, Practical Demonstration, Assignment, Vocational Placement, *Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

*to be applicable on applicants with prior experience in the field (applied at the time of enrolment only)

Mode of Delivery
Blended Mode :

This is an intensive program that is delivered through blended (face-to-face and online) learning/delivery model. Students are required to attend 14 hours/week (Including Tutorials) and 6 hours Online based on blended Learning (within 20 hours per week schedule). Student’s online enrolment will never exceed more than 30% of the total course as per National Code standards. Learning/delivery for each unit is 70% face to face and 30% online (National code - standard 8.19). Refer to Blended Learning Policy for details. Access to learning, training and assessment material in both the delivery models will be through Learning Management System.

Training Pathway

Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  • AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology
Employment Pathway :
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible Industry sector and occupational title relevant to this qualification include:
  • Automotive Heavy Vehicle Master Technician
  • Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Machinery Operators and Drivers
Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR40216 and https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR40216

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26 weeks

Course Fees :

AUD $9,000


5/200, Turner Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207