AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


If you're planning a career in the automotive industry, this course is the perfect place to start. The qualification will provide you with some of the basic skills and knowledge required for beginning either as a trainee or for work experience. Through this qualification you will gain some familiarity with the automotive setting and the ability to perform a limited range of tasks, relating to the inspection of the mechanical components and systems of vehicles. You will also be able to perform some minor maintenance and repairs on the body of a vehicle. This qualification offers a solid base for you to undertake work and further training, in the broader automotive industry.


This qualification could lead to employment as an Automotive Apprentice.


This qualification will equip you with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about the Certificate III in Automotive (need to be employed as an apprentice).

Course Delivery

This qualification is a classroom-based course, comprising of 12 units of study. To successfully complete this course, you must gain competency in all 12 units. Course delivery information for VETDSS students only: Courses are delivered at SuniTAFE each Friday as per the VETDSS schedule. Students will be required to attend each week, during the school terms, from the 10/02/23 to 27/10/23. Costs will vary between programs and the invoice for the program costs including tuition and materials, will be sent to your home school.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. All students will need to provide their own safety boots. All other personal protection equipment (PPE) is provided by SuniTAFE.

Expected Time to Complete

3 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $32.50
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURETR103 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25 $32.50
AURLTA101 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25 $32.50
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries 10 $13.00
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $13.00
AURTTA127 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40 $52.00
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $52.00
AURTTJ003 Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies 10 $13.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $1,168
Concession $500
RPL Government Subsidised $835
RPL Concession $167
RPL Self-funded $1,113
Self-Funded $1,314

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, VET Delivery to Secondary Students
2023 February Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, VET Delivery to Secondary Students
2023 February Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, VET Delivery to Secondary Students
2023 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Semester 2, Approval needed from department manager