Automotive

Automotive mechanics courses help prepare you for a career as an automotive technician. In an automotive mechanics course, you'll learn both hands-on technical skills and the basic theory underlying mechanics' duties.

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30620)

CRICOS CODE
103668K
COURSE DURATION70 weeks (include 10 weeks holiday)
ON-SHORE TUITION FEE
$15900
ON-SHORE MATERIAL FEES
$800
OFF-SHORE TUITION FEE
N/A
OFF-SHORE MATERIAL FEES
N/A
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OCCUPATIONS

Automotive Mechanic, Motor Mechanic, Roadside assistance

DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Mode of Delivery

Face to face delivery

Duration

Duration of course is 70 weeks which includes 60 weeks delivery and 10 weeks holiday.

BIT Delivery Locations

Classrooms 380 Bourke St

Classroom and workshop 95 – 97 Lorimer Street Docklands 

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 36 units of competency, consisting of:

Total number of units = 36

·         20 core unit, plus

16 elective units

Pathways

Vocational pathway

After completing AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology learners can enter in to AUR40216 - Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Employment/Career pathway

Graduates can either work as mechanics in various types of workshops or with further training run a workshop or dealership where they may manage and direct the sale and servicing of vehicles, control expenses and maintain customer satisfaction. 

Possible job titles include:

Automotive Mechanic

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Though they may need to be licenced to carry out roadworthies and some other activities.

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

This qualification is an institution-based program with face-to-face trainer-led theory classes, practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities and computer-based activities and projects. Trainers and learners will also have access to learning resources and textbooks.

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

AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

ELECTIVE UNITS

AURTTK101 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURAMA003 Conduct information automotive sessions in an automotive workplace
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and fit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURTTJ012 Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components

Entry Requirements

As per training package there are no formal prerequisites required to enter the AUR30620- Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.  Although the training package specifies no entry requirement for this course International Learners 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)

Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to read vehicle manuals, do calculations, do job cards, and complete repairs and costing estimates etc.

All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test. They must have at least the ACSF level described later in this document in the five core skills.

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 institute.

Academic requirements

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

                    i. Tools and equipment

Learners must have their own safety boots and workshop uniform (workshop overalls) for use during practical sessions in the automotive workshop prior to starting their practical classes. BIT will provide workshop tools, and other PPE as required.

Physical Requirements

Automotive technology is a physically demanding course and occupation. Working as a mechanic means that you will be on your feet for long hours and will have to lift heavy parts and equipment. Manual handling injuries are the most common type of injury occurring in automotive workshops. The injuries occur from handling heavy or awkward objects, heavy lifting, and prolonged or sustained work in awkward postures. This course involves manual handling e.g. heavy lifting; moving parts and tires, etc. So prospective learners should be able to handle the physical work required for this course. In line with its access and equity policy, BIT will identify any such barriers presented by learners during the pre-training review before enrolment and will identify and provide required support and reasonable adjustment where possible.

English Requirements

English language requirements for international learners:

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

i)                      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 taken before the main VET course

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

 

OR

iii)                 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

OR

iv)                 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.

 

 

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.

 TEST EVIDENCE TABLE:

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 a course at BIT

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

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis (AUR40216)

CRICOS CODE
091657E
COURSE DURATION26 weeks (include 3 weeks holiday)
ON-SHORE TUITION FEE
$6000
ON-SHORE MATERIAL FEES
$500
OFF-SHORE TUITION FEE
N/A
OFF-SHORE MATERIAL FEES
N/A
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OCCUPATIONS

Automotive Diagnostic Technician, Automotive Master Technician

DESCRIPTION

This course and qualification prepares students to perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Students will learn and demonstrate a variety of diagnostic methods during their course of study. Students can further expand their automotive knowledge through pathways to other courses.

Mode of Delivery

Face to face delivery

Duration

The course is expected to be completed in 26 weeks, 23 weeks delivery and 3 weeks of term breaks.

Location of Course

Classrooms 380 Bourke St Melbourne 3000

Classroom and workshops 95 – 97 Lorimer Street Docklands 3008.

 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 10 units of competency, consisting of:

Total number of units = 10

·         1 core unit, plus

·         9 elective units 

Pathways

Pathways into qualification:

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

Vocational pathway

After completing AUR40216 - Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis students can enter in to AUR50216 - Diploma of Automotive Technology or AUR50116 - Diploma of Automotive Management

Possible job titles include:

Automotive Diagnostic Technician,

Automotive Master Technician

Employees will work in an automotive workshop as highly skilled diagnosticians. They are responsible for diagnosing difficult faults and must be able to use highly technical diagnostic equipment and have a high level of understanding of vehicle and machinery systems.

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 that industry 

Source: http://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR40216

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 learning resources and textbooks.

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 Enrolment purposes however, this information should be read in conjunction with student handbook, student prospectus and brochures.

CORE UNITS

AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faults 

ELECTIVE UNITS

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURETR137 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems
AURLTE105 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines

Entry Requirements

Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency. International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:

Age requirements

For international learners Brighton Institute of Technology has a requirement that all learners must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of 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)

Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to read vehicle manuals, do calculations, do job cards, and complete repairs and costing estimates etc.

All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test. They must have at least the ACSF level described later in this document in the five core skills.

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 institute.

Academic requirements

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

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

                    i. Although BIT will provide access to computers with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Learners 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 application such as Microsoft Word, and an email platform.

                  ii. Tools and equipment

                Learners must have access to their safety boots and workshop uniform (workshop overalls) for use during practical sessions in the automotive workshop prior to starting their practical classes. BIT will provide workshop tools, safety boots, workshop uniform and other PPE as required.

Physical Requirements

Automotive technology is a physically demanding course and occupation. Working as a mechanic means that you will be on your feet for long hours and will have to lift heavy parts, moving tyres and equipment. Manual handling injuries are the most common type of injury occurring in automotive workshops. The injuries occur from handling heavy or awkward objects, heavy lifting, and prolonged or sustained work in awkward postures. This course involves manual handling e.g., heavy lifting; moving part and tires, so all students should be able to handle physical work required for this course. In line with its access and equity policy, BIT will identify any such barriers presented by students during pre-training review (before enrolment) and will identify and provide any required support and reasonable adjustment where possible.

 

English Requirements

English language requirements for international learners:

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

i)                      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

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

OR

iii)                 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

OR

iv)                 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.

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.

 Test evidence table:

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

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

Diploma of Automotive Management (AUR50116)

CRICOS CODE
091686M
COURSE DURATION52 weeks (include 7 weeks holiday)
ON-SHORE TUITION FEE
$8000
ON-SHORE MATERIAL FEES
$500
OFF-SHORE TUITION FEE
N/A
OFF-SHORE MATERIAL FEES
N/A
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OCCUPATIONS

Business owner, Dealership Manager

DESCRIPTION

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

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 units, plus

•           6  elective units

Pathways

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.

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

AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAMA005 Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace
AURAMA006 Contribute to planning and implementing business improvement in an automotive workplace
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

ELECTIVE UNITS

BSBMGT402   Implement operational plan 
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan 
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement 
BSBLED401  Develop teams and individuals 
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development 
BSBWOR502  Lead and manage team effectiveness 

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

For international students Brighton Institute of Technology has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of 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:

i)                    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 taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of Brighton Institute’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of ELICOS program.

OR

ii)                  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

OR

iii)                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.

 TEST EVIDENCE TABLE:

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.