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Automotive Courses

Automotive courses offer students a chance to explore their passion for motor vehicles and learn how to apply their expertise in a business setting.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish painting, repairs, motor mechanics or sales tasks within any automotive organisation.

Popular courses in Automotive

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course code: AUR30616

In this course you will learn how to maintain, service and repair vehicle mechanical and electrical components as well as service engines, electronic and diagnostic systems, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential) and suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres).

Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

Course code: AUR30812

Are you a motorcycle apprentice and need further skills? The Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to perform a broad range of service and repair tasks on a variety of motorcycles.

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course code: AUR20412

In this course, you'll cover topics such as how to use and maintain electrical test equipment; remove and replace electrical units and assemblies; install vehicle lighting and wiring systems; inspect, test and service batteries; and all the skills needed to work in a modern automotive workplace.

Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology

Course code: AUR20916

In this course you will learn how to perform a range of tasks on vehicle bodies in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Course code: AUR31216

Are looking for a career as a mobile plant technician or a diesel fitter? The Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology will give you the skills and knowledge you need to service and repair a variety of mobile plant vehicles.

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course code: AUR31114

Are you looking for the skills needed to service trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles? The Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology is designed to help you perform mechanical work in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector.

An automotive course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from fixing up cars as a mechanic to making extensive repairs as an automotive electrician. Qualifications in automotive practices can lead to a job as an motor mechanic, vehicle painter, automotive parts salesperson, heavy vehicle motor technician or motorcycle mechanic. The average weekly salary for a motor mechanic or vehicle painter is $986.

Whether you're just starting out in your career in the automotive sector, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Automotive Body Repair Technology, Automotive Servicing Technology, Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Automotive Electrical Technology, Engineering (Mechanical), Mobile Plant Technology and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.