Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Overview
Course Location Classes: Level 4 213 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
VIC 3000

Practicals: 4 Paul Ct, Dandenong
VIC 3175

Course Duration 26 Weeks (Including Holidays)
Fees and Charges Application Fees $250

Tuition Fees : $6,000

Delivery Mode Face to Face
Entry Requirements 1. Be at least 18 years of age.

2. Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) with 5.0 in each band.

3. Have completed a Year 12 or equivalent high school certificate.

Course Overview

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service, and repair environment.

In this course, students will learn to diagnose complex system faults, diagnose, and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems, test, and charge and replace batteries, repair final drive, repair transmissions, conduct non‐destructive testing, and skills to manage a team. It includes advanced units for automotive
trade people for up‐skilling in technologies such as induction systems, engine design and development, and vehicle handling and stability

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

Entry Requirements

This course has the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more
    than 2 years old) with 5.0 in each band
  • Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
    must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III
    qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency

Candidates will also be required to complete a pre‐enrolment Candidate Self-Assessment as part of the application and participate in a course entry interview to
determine suitability for the course.

Course Duration

Six months (0.5 Year) full time

Total Duration: 26 Weeks (including holidays)
Contact Weeks: 20 Weeks

This course will be delivered over a period of 26 weeks (including holidays). Classes will be schedules for 20 weeks over 2 academic terms of 10 weeks each. There will be a 2‐week break between and end of the terms.

Class and workshop sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills‐based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. Class schedule: 20 hours per week, including workshop practice.

Delivery mode and location

This course will be delivered face‐to‐face in a classroom and auto workshop‐based setting which includes the simulation of workplace‐based environment. This course does not have work placement requirements. However, students will be working in a training automotive workshop (simulated environment).

The course will be delivered in our Melbourne campus and Dandenong workshop;


Level 4 213 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
VIC 3000


4 Paul Ct, Dandenong
VIC 3175

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range leadership and management roles such as;

  • Automotive lead or master technician
  • Automotive technical adviser
Education Pathways

Further training pathways from this qualification include :

  • AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management,
  • AUR50216 Diploma in Automotive Technology
  • or other relevant qualifications.
Course progress

Students are required to attend the scheduled classes (20 hours per week) and maintain a satisfactory academic performance as per Aboard’s Course Progress Policy. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements and completing the course in the expected duration will be subject to college’s intervention strategy and provided support. More information can be found in the student handbook and the policy available on college’s website

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for pre‐paid fees, will be forwarded to
students. Students must read through all provided information prior to signing the agreement. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the
signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements

Detailed admission and enrolment process are provided on college’s website.

Training Arrangements

Students are required to attend classes for 20 hours a week and complete approximately 10 hours of homework/assignment/project work and self‐study per week which consists of readings and research for assessments.

Term timetables will be posted on notice boards and emailed to students at least one week prior to the start of the term. Students will also need to attend the workshop for practical tasks. Timetables will be provided for classroom and workshop hours and schedule

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Written tasks
  • Practicals (Workshop‐based)
  • Roleplay tasks
  • Presentations
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed and provide assessment schedule and conditions. Assessment tasks may individual or team‐based tasks. Demonstration of skills and performance will be observed by the assessor under the required conditions.

Course Enrolment and Tuition Fee

Enrolment and Tuition fees of this course are as follows (Australian Dollar):

Enrolment fee: $250 (non‐refundable to be paid on application)

Tuition fee: $6,000

The tuition fee shall not change for the duration of the course.

Other non‐tuition fees may apply (e.g., Materials Fee)

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover (OSHC) before arriving in Australia. OSHC information will also be included in the Student Agreement. For more information on OHSC, visit,

All non‐tuition fees shall be listed in Student Agreement and Aboard’s Annual Fee Schedule, available from college’s website. For fee refund information and
procedure, refer to college’s Fee Refund Policy and Procedure available in the Student Agreement, college website and Student Handbook. The policy can also be requested from student’s services: studentservices@ataustralia.edu.au

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or
textbooks which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non‐payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Other Requirements

Students must also supply their own laptop or a similar device with Microsoft Office software e.g., Office 365 Personal that includes Outlook, Word, Excel,
PowerPoint & Publisher.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) at the time of enrolment or at any time during their enrolment (prior to the commencement of the relevant unit/s of competency).

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Course Structure
AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
AURETR037 Diagnose complex electrical and electronic faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURLTB004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
AURLTD009 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines Elective
AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines Elective
AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems Elective
AURVNA005 Inspect quality of vehicle repair work Elective
BSBOPS405 Organise meetings Elective
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