AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service and repair environment.


Course code AUR40216
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode classroom delivery or your workplace
  • Domestic: 35 weeks
  • International: 35 weeks

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.

Training Package

Those undertaking AUR40212 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis are required to have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent.

  • Domestic: 30 weeks
  • International: typically this course will be delivered approximately over 35 weeks including 5 weeks of break.
  • 20 hours per week (fulltime delivery).
  • You will be expected to put in 5 to 6 hours per week of self-based learning when you enrol in a fulltime course.
  • The duration of the course may vary based on the mode of delivery i.e. classroom based, apprenticeship, workbased, fulltime or partime, etc.

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.

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Pathways into the qualification

Those undertaking Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis are required to have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR50112 Diploma of Automotive Management, AUR50212 Diploma in Automotive Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Employment or occupational pathway

The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis provides advanced training for automotive technicians who want to further develop their diagnostic and technical skills. Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Automotive lead or master technician
  • Automotive technical adviser

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation (simulated workshop)

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

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New South Wales 15th
South Australia
Western Australia
Unit Code Unit Name
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex systems faults
AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
AURLTB004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURLTD009 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering suspension systems
AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems
AURTTA025 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
AURTTR001 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

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