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Mechanical Technology

Diploma of Automotive Management

(include 07 weeks holiday)


Business owner, Dealership Manager


This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge required to fill the role of an automotive manager. Students who complete this course will have skills to undertake leadership and management roles in the automotive industry. It is suitable for entry into senior management roles in all sectors of the automotive industry.

While this qualification may be accessed by direct entry, students can gain a better industry insight by completing other automotive qualifications beforehand and building on their skill and knowledge.

Note: BIT doesn’t make any claim of employment outcome or job guarantee with its courses.

Mode of Delivery

Face to face delivery


Duration of course is 52 weeks including 7 weeks of term breaks.

BIT Delivery Locations
Level 1 and Level 2, 380 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000

BIT only delivers this course in Victoria. No interstate delivery is currently scheduled.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 12 units of competency, consisting of:

Total number of units = 12

  • 6 core unit, plus

  • 6 elective units

Vocational pathway

Training package features and pathways

Within the automotive industry, there is the ability for a person to gain the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to move between job roles reflecting different challenges. Clearly defined pathways are attractive to new entrants, help retain current workers in the industry and can keep an apprentice's enthusiasm levels up during what can be seen to be a long training experience. The Training Package has pathways built into its design, reflecting job roles in the industry. When new job roles emerge, or existing ones change, the Training Package will be modified to mirror this.

Employment/Career pathway

Graduates should aim to run a workshop or dealership where they may manage and direct the sale and servicing of vehicles, control expenses and maintain customer satisfaction. Duties include recruiting, developing the team and coordinating the business finances.

Possible job titles include:

  • Business owner

  • Dealership Manager

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within the automotive industry

Source: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR30620

Teaching and Assessment Methods

Delivery of this qualification is an institution-based program with face-to-face trainer lead theory classes, practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities and computer-based activities and projects. Trainers and students will also have access to online portals and media files.

Intake dates

Please contact BIT’s admissions or marketing department for information on our upcoming intakes.

Note* Information contained on the website is not sufficient for Enrollment purposes however, this information should be read in conjunction with student handbook, student prospectus and brochures.

Core units


Ensure a safe workplace


Manage budgets and financial plans


Manpage people performance


Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace


Contribute to planning and implementing business improvement in an automotive workplace


Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace

Elective units


Develop teams and individuals


Manage operational plan


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Lead and manage team effectiveness


Manage business risk


Facilitate continuous improvement

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management. Although training package specifies no entry requirement for this course however International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:

Age requirements

All international learners entering Brighton Institute of Technology must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of their course.

Pre-training Review

All international learners will undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to the learner and any relevant experience they may have. An interview conducted by Brighton Institute enrolment officer will cover these areas and also to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.

Through the pre-training review the learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

A candidate undertaking this course must possess sound numeracy skills since it requires them to do financial calculations, prepare rosters and to develop and implement budgets.

All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 4 conducted by the institute.

If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with the institute at their own cost.

Academic requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in the applicant's home country equivalent to an Australian senior secondary school examination.

Computer literacy requirements

All learners enrolling into BIT programs must have basic computer skills. BIT courses may require learners to make reports, do graphs and analyse data.
Learners who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to a computer training course.

Materials and Equipment Required

Although BIT will provide access to computers with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all students are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher at their own cost. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address). All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word and an email platform. This will be at the applicant’s own cost.

English Requirements

English language requirements for international learners:

International learners applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 30 weeks) to be undertaken before the main VET course

  2. plus successful completion of Brighton Institute’s Language Literacy and Numeracy Test on completion of an ELICOS program.

  3. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

  4. evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website (http:// www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

Please note Brighton institute of technology will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL IBT, PTE Academic,
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.

Any international English test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for a course at BIT
English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score when combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score when combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet-based test 46 35 32
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30

Any international English test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for Brighton Institute Courses

* Digital access refers to your learning resources and assessments via our learning management system.