Charles Darwin University

Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation - AUR10116

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This qualification is an introductory qualification to the automotive retail, service and repair industries and an entry to further training in several sectors. It is designed for application in a highly supervised context, such as VET in Schools (VETiS) or other equivalent introduction or induction to industry environments. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.


  • 8 units: 5 core
  • 3 elective


  • Remove and refit motorcycle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Clean vehicle body and door openings
  • Inspect and service marine inboard propeller drive systems
  • Identify automotive electrical systems and components
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Use numbers in an automotive workplace
  • Apply automotive workplace safety fundamentals
  • Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
  • Remove and tag engine system components
  • Remove and tag vehicle body components
  • Assist with automotive workplace activities
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information
  • Carry out heavy vehicle pre-repair cleaning
  • Carry out minor adjustments to motorcycles
  • Remove and tag bicycle components
  • Carry out pre-repair operations to outdoor power equipment
  • Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
  • Remove and tag automotive electrical system components
  • Adjust bicycles and components
  • Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components
  • Inspect, service and maintain marine battery storage systems
  • Inspect heavy commercial vehicle wheels and tyres
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • Identify environmental and sustainability requirements in an automotive service or repair workplace
  • Remove and replace heavy commercial vehicle ancillary components and accessories
  • Remove and replace motorcycle components and accessories
  • Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
  • Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
  • Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
  • Carry out minor adjustments to outdoor power equipment
  • Remove, repair and refit bicycle tyres
  • Identify automotive mechanical systems and components

Standard entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Alice Springs No
Casuarina No
Katherine Town Centre No
Remote Learning No

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