Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (General)

Course code: AUR20716

This certificate provides students with vocational skills, knowledge and preparation for an apprenticeship in the automotive trade. Depending on the electives chosen, the program includes industry research, using and maintaining measuring equipment, operating electrical testing equipment, electronics, vehicle body, plus vehicle engine reconditioning and maintenance.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Have an interest in cars
  • Like to understand how things work
  • Enjoy hands on activities
  • Like using tools
  • Are patient and methodical

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

Visit the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority site for videos and more information

  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
    • Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
    • Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
    • Operate electrical test equipment
    • Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines

Kangan Institute (Docklands Campus)
Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Northern College of the Arts and Technology

Kangan Institute
RTO Number: 3077

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Northern College of the Arts and Technology
RTO Number: 6736

Kangan Institute (Docklands Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 5.45pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 5.45pm

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1:30pm – 5:30pm or 8.30am – 12.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Thursdays | 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is strongly recommended.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to four units of credit: two units at the Units 1 & 2 level, and two units at the Units 3 & 4 level.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Mechanic
  • Spare Parts Manager
  • Automotive Engineer

Kangan Institute students are required to wear long-sleeved overalls, leather upper boots and safety glasses.

Box Hill Institute students are required to wear work overalls, steel cap boots and safety glasses.

Ringwood Training students are required to wear a short or long sleeve shirt. Ringwood Training suggest Access Workwear and will provide details on the Information Session.

NCAT, at the end of the year, will send a letter to the home address of all students in regards to additional requirements: e.g. uniform (protective clothing must be worn) and workbooks. All students must provide their own safety glasses, hearing protectors and tape measures.