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

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

Diploma of Automotive Technology

Program Description
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify vehicle systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR50216
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 = 12

1 core unit, plus

11 elective units, of which:

  • up to 11 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be chosen from a Certificate IV qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

CodeTitleCore/ Elective
AURAFA007Develop and Document specifications and proceduresCore
AURAFA006Conduct research and present technical reportsElective
AURETA004Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systemsElective
AURETE001Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systemsElective
AURLTB002Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systemsElective
AURLTD007Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systemsElective
AURLTE003Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engines and fuel systemsElective
AURLTQ003Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systemsElective
AURTNA001Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modificationsElective
AURTTA022Develop and apply mechanical system modificationsElective
AURAMA005Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplaceImp Elective
MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
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 Diploma of Automotive Technology MUST have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
    • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
    • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.
  • IELTS band score of overall 5.5 (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). 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
  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
Employment Pathway :

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible Industry sector and occupational title relevant to this qualification include:

  • Advanced Master Technician
  • Advanced Diagnostic Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Workshop Manager/Service Manager
  • Automotive Electrical Workshop Technical Service Advisor

Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR50216
and  https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR50216

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26 weeks

Course Fees :

AUD $7,500


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