Duration Mode of Delivery
This course will be delivered over a period of 30 weeks of full-time study
where 27 weeks are academic weeks and 3 weeks of holidays.
  • Classroom-based training with simulated workplace environment.
  • Assessment in simulated environment.
  • Self-study and research.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic task in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Who can Enrol?

International and domestic students who have already completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or are able to demonstrate equivalent competency to extensive work experience in the Automotive industry. Strong foundations in the Automotive Service and repair industry is required, and those skills will be advanced over the duration of the course.

Recommended Training Pathways

Pathways into the qualification
AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis is considered a specialist course designed for those with existing Certificate III Automotive Mechanical qualification or equivalent competency to further their diagnostic skills. Upon successful completion of the course and nationally recognised qualification is issued, students can apply for Automotive Service and Repair diagnostic technician positions.

Pathways from this qualification
Students exiting the qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking one or more of the following qualifications:

  • AUR50116 Diploma in Automotive Management.
  • AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Employment Pathways from the qualification
This qualification prepares student to perform mechanical work in the Automotive (light vehicle) Service and Repair Industry.
This course may lead to employment as:

  • Automotive Diagnostic Technician or Automotive Master Technician.

General Entry requirements:

In addition:


AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults.


AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems.
AURLTB004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems.
AURLTD009 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems.
AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines.
AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems.
AURTTA025 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems.
AURTTR001 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems.
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace.
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles.