AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology

(CRICOS CODE:0101457)

Course Overview

This qualification is tailored to the experienced automotive professional by further preparing automotive industry workers with an in depth knowledge of diagnosing, analysing, evaluating and modifying light vehicles.

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:

A Systems Approach 7th Edition by Jack Erjavec and Rob Thompson

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 Manager

Assessment Methods

There are 2 assessment components which include -

1. Written Questions

2. 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 AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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 11 Elective units. Two units will be credited from AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechancial Diagnosis.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports E
AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems E
AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems E
AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures C
AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems E
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices E
AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications E
AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems E
AURETA004 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systems E
AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems E
Intake Dates and Holidays
Intake Date Holidays
21-Nov-22 8 Weeks
23-Jan-23 8 Weeks
27-Feb-23 8 Weeks
27-Mar-23 8 Weeks
8-May-23 8 Weeks
29-May-23 8 Weeks
19-Jun-23 8 Weeks
7-Aug-23 8 Weeks
28-Aug-23 8 Weeks
9-Oct-23 8 Weeks
20-Nov-23 8 Weeks