Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation - AUR20716

Northern College of the Arts and Technology

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00861K

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a limited range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.


  • 12 units: 7 core
  • 5 elective


  • Contribute to quality work outcomes in an automotive workplace
  • Operate electrical test equipment
  • Remove and refit motorcycle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Remove and refit vehicle batteries
  • Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Conduct research and present technical reports
  • Inspect heavy commercial vehicle fuel systems
  • Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
  • Inspect and service marine inboard propeller drive systems
  • Service bicycle drivetrain systems
  • Identify automotive electrical systems and components
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
  • Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
  • Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
  • Inspect and service marine jet drive propulsion systems
  • Set up body alignment equipment on vehicles
  • Remove and refit driveline components
  • Clean vehicles
  • Remove and tag engine system components
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Prepare and mask vehicle body panel surfaces
  • Construct and test basic electronic circuits
  • Use and maintain vehicle body repair hand tools
  • Inspect motorcycle steering systems
  • Assist with automotive workplace activities
  • Write routine texts in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service marine outboard engines
  • Remove and store vehicle body components
  • Maintain specialised bicycle repair tools and equipment
  • Carry out research into the automotive industry
  • Carry out minor adjustments to motorcycles
  • Remove and tag bicycle components
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect motorcycle suspension systems
  • Carry out basic repairs to vehicle body panels
  • Service and repair rotary cutting systems
  • Carry out wet run tests on vessel outboard engines
  • 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
  • Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
  • Set up and use welding equipment
  • Repair vehicle plastic components
  • Apply paint to vehicle body panels
  • Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components
  • Remove and replace clutch assemblies
  • Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components
  • Remove and replace brake assemblies
  • Cut and polish painted vehicle body panels
  • Inspect, service and maintain marine battery storage systems
  • Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
  • Recharge vehicle batteries
  • Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
  • Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions
  • Inspect heavy commercial vehicle wheels and tyres
  • Remove and replace conventional engine assemblies
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • Remove and replace steering assemblies
  • Inspect heavy vehicle battery storage systems
  • Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Remove and replace motorcycle components and accessories
  • Remove and tag driveline components
  • Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs
  • Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
  • Remove and replace radiators
  • Clean and polish vehicle paint surfaces
  • Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • Clean vehicle interior trim
  • Remove and replace engine cylinder heads
  • Remove, refit and adjust bicycle accessories
  • Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces
  • Carry out minor adjustments to outdoor power equipment
  • Inspect, test and service batteries
  • Remove and realign vehicle body panels
  • Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels
  • 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
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  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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