AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

(CRICOS CODE: 0101456)

Course Overview

This qualification is for people who have successfully completed AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and who wish to further develop their automotive diagnostic skillset.

This qualification is suitable for International Students who wish to study in Australia and develop skills and knowledge within the automotive repair industry. Students are required to hold a current Australian visa with study rights to commence this course.

All students are required to undertake practical training as part of their course in the practical training area of the college owned commercial workshop, Supreme Automotive.

Course Information
Pre-Enrolment Information
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52 weeks (20 hours per week)

Delivery Mode

Face to face

Delivery Location

Brisbane - Unit 3, 305 Montague Road, West End 4101

Townsville - 31-33 Keane Street, Currajong 4812

Required Textbook

Students are to source their own textbook as the textbook is not included in course fees. The required textbook is:

Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis 4th Edition by Tom Denton

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Students are to source their own safety shoes and the College will provide hearing and eye protection.

Hand Tools

The College will provide all hand tools and equipment for use during all practical classes.

Career Path

Automotive Workshop Foreman

Assessment Methods

There are 3 assessment components which include -

1. Underpinning Knowledge Assessment (theory questions)

2. Case Scenario Assessment (simulation)

3. Practical Observation

Written Assessments will be completed electronically in class and approximately 2 hours/week in your own time. All Practical Assessments are completed during class.

Entry Requirements

1. 18 years of age and over

2. Computer skills and your own personal computer to complete the assessments electronically

3. Proficiency in English (Minimum 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent, Completed Australian Qualification Certificate IV or higher or successfully complete the college Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment)

4. Must have completed AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is Recognition of Prior Learning:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that provides Students with an opportunity to receive credit for the formal and non-formal learning that has been undertaken since leaving school. The RPL process considers all relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience that has been acquired throughout your working life. The RPL Assessment process enables the Assessor to collect a range of evidence to assist Students with either completing a full qualification or a partial qualification depending on the skills, knowledge and experience. If you have been granted a partial qualification throughout the RPL process, then you will be able to complete your qualification by undertaking the necessary gap training identified by our Assessor with our College.

RPL Process

1. Complete the Enrolment Application Form

2. Submit all relevant documentation to support your application such as your current Resume, workplace reference letters, photographs of any evidence from the workplace and any other documentary evidence relevant to the Application

3. Pay the required deposit

Once all of the above information has been submitted, a BPC representative will contact you to arrange an interview to discuss your Application and to explain the process of meeting the requirements of the RPL process in order to issue you the relevant qualification.

Course Fee
Non Refundable Enrolment Application Fee

AUD $300

Tuition Fee

AUD $10,200

Training Consumables / Material Fee

AUD $150 (includes workshop consumables used for training puposes only).

Total Fee

AUD $10,650

Payment plans are available at a cost of $30. Please contact the admissions team for more information.

Course Units
This Qualification consists of 1 Core and 9 Elective units. Two units will be credited from AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Unit Code

Unit Name


Diagnose complex system faults


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems


Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems


Diagnose complex faults in electronic over hydraulic systems


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines

Intake Dates and Holidays

Intake Dates (2021)

Expected Finish Date 


Intake Dates (2022)

Expected Finish Date


25 January 2021

23 January 2022

8 Weeks 

24 Janury 2022

22 January 2023

8 Weeks 

08 March  2021

06 March 2022

8 Weeks

07 March  2022

05 March 2023

8 Weeks 

19 April 2021

17 April 2022

8 Weeks

18 April 2022

16 April 2023

8 Weeks 

31 May 2021

29 May 2022

8 Weeks

30 May 2022

28 May 2023

8 Weeks 

19 July 2021

17 July 2022

8 Weeks 

18 July 2022

16 July 2023

8 Weeks 

23 August 2021

21 August 2022

8 Weeks 

22 August 2022

20 August 2023

8 Weeks 

05 October 2021

03 October 2022

8 Weeks 

03 October 2022

01 October 2023

8 Weeks 

15 November 2021

13 November 2022

8 Weeks 

14 November 2022

12 November 2023

8 Weeks