National code: AUR10120

Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation

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Overview About this course

Launch your automotive career and gain the skills you need to succeed in this highly supervised introductory course. You’ll gain experience in service and repair and a strong pathway to further automotive study or an automotive apprenticeship.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Assess automotive workplace safety

  • Identify electrical and mechanical systems

  • Safely use and maintain tools and equipment

  • Practise automotive repairs with an awareness of sustainability

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence to use industry-standard tools

  • Skills to perform basic maintenance on vehicles, outdoor power equipment, motorcycles or bicycles

  • A strong foundation to pursue further study in the automotive field or complete your apprenticeship

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Before your first day of class you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 2 across four bands of literacy, a score of 1 in writing and 2 across one band of numeracy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success. Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Communication skills

  • The ability to plan tasks

  • Some experience in handling tools and equipment

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • An interest in the automotive industry

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Mechanic's Assistant

Mechanics' Assistants assist Motor Mechanics to replace and repair worn and defective parts, re-assemble mechanical components, change oil and filters, and perform other routine mechanical tasks.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    58%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    200 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    35 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $860

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Entry level

  • Gender share

    2% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Automotive apprenticeships and further automotive study

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 8 Units of competency, including 5 core and 3 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Identify environmental and sustainability requirements in an automotive service or repair workplace AURAEA001

  • Apply automotive workplace safety fundamentals AURASA001

  • Identify automotive mechanical systems and components AURLTA101

  • Identify automotive electrical systems and components AURETR103

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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