National code: AUR20520

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

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Overview About this course

Take your passion for the automotive industry and build a strong foundation with practical skills. Learn what it's like day-to-day in an automotive workshop and go on to drive your career towards specialist automotive fields.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use hand tools and workshop equipment

  • Work in an automotive workshop environment

  • Inspect and service braking, cooling, steering and suspension systems

  • Inspect and service engines

  • Identify basic automotive faults

Course Outcomes

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

  • Skills to service motor vehicles

  • The ability to inspect and troubleshoot automotive issues

  • Confidence to inspect and troubleshoot automotive issues

  • A sound understanding of the foundations of electrical and electronic diagnostics

  • Exposure to safe work practices

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • 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.

Entry recommendations

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

  • An interest in the automotive industry

  • A reasonable level of fitness to complete manual tasks in a workshop environment

  • An interest in learning how to handle tools and equipment

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

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Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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

The Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology 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 II in Automotive Servicing Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 13 core and 7 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 basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes AURATA001

  • Inspect and service suspension systems AURTTD004

  • Inspect and service final drive assemblies AURTTQ001

  • Inspect and service steering systems AURTTD002

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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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