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Overhaul your automotive career

Learn how to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service and repair environment. Carry out your own diagnosis procedures to identify complex faults in light vehicle petrol and diesel engines, electronic spark ignition engine management systems and braking systems. You will also learn how to repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems, emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, final drive assemblies and steering and suspension systems. The repair of ignition, electronic engine management and electrical systems are also encompassed in this course. Course details

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Bundaberg

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Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date
TAFE Queensland East Coast 094571J
091601K
Bundaberg Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) with sound achievements in Maths and English. Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Bundaberg
118 Walker Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 1
Elective Competencies: 9

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 36 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 20
Elective Competencies: 16

Certificate IV

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets Elective
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators Elective
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors Elective
AURLTB001 Overhaul light vehicle braking system components Elective
AURLTD006 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations Elective
AURTTX008 Overhaul manual transmissions Elective
AURTTM004 Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies Elective
AURTTM008 Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies Elective

Certificate III

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Core
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions Core
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Core
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems Core
AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions Core
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems Core
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Core
AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts Core
AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Core
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems Core
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines Elective
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems Elective
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Elective
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Elective
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Elective
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Elective
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Elective
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Elective
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Elective
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Elective
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Elective
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective Alternative Elective Unit
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective Alternative Elective Unit
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective Alternative Elective Unit
AURETU005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective Alternative Elective Unit
VPC200 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Bundaberg, East Coast    
Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology 
$6,000
$18,000 

9 Months
1 Year 3 Months 

Additional costs

Students will be required to purchase the following items (not included in program fees):

  • Pens - black or blue (no pencils or red pens)
  • Writing pad
  • Suitable clothing for workshop environment
  • Steel cap shoes or boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hair net (for long hair)

Total cost approximately $175

Textbooks recommended but not compulsory:

  • Automotive Mechanical Vol 1 Ed 9 - Author: Ed May & Les Simpson - Publisher: McGraw Hill
  • Automotive Mechanical Vol 2 Ed 9 - Author: Ed May & Les Simpson - Publisher: McGraw Hill

Outcome

AUR40816, AUR30616 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling / Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Job prospects

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician

Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 12 April 2017

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