Get the skills to identify, inspect and perform basic repairs to the mechanical and electrical components of light and heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. This entry-level qualification is designed to help you build a foundation of basic knowledge to help you prepare for a career in the automotive industry.

Possible Career Pathways

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of servicing tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Possible career pathways include:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Engine Reconditioner
  • Exhaust Fitter and Repairer
  • Heavy and Light Vehicle Motor Mechanic
  • Panel Beater
Certificate II

This course is designed to improve your chances of becoming registered as an apprentice by an employer and progressing towards becoming a fully qualified tradesperson in the mechanical trades.

It covers the skills and knowledge in the servicing operations of brakes, steering, suspension, engines, transmissions, batteries and wheel balancing.

MTA (RTO Code 2293) and TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026) are responsible for the quality of accredited training and assessment provided and for the issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment for this course.

See table to the right for full list of competencies associated with this AQF qualification.


AURAEA002 Follow environmentally and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
AURAFA103 [T] Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURATA001 Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes 20
AURETR103 [M]  Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25
AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries 10
AURLTA101 [M]  Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres & tubes 40
AURLTJ113 [T] Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheels and tyre assemblies 20
AURSCA101 [T] Select and supply automotive parts and products 100
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems 10
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems 10
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems 10
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25
AURTTF102 [M] Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres 10
AURTTK001 [M] Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTQOO1 Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5
AURTTQ103 Inspect and service drive shafts 5
AURTTX002 [T] Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
  [M] = MTA offering only  [T] = TAFE SA offering only  


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