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Diploma of Automotive Technology

CRICOS Code: 091706A   |   Course Code: AUR50216



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify vehicle systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

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English language entry requirements

  • IELTS 5.5
  • OTHER Language of instruction in previous studies was English
  • or Language spoken at home is English
  • or Satisfactory standard achieved from the Australian Industrial Systems Institute
  • or Hong Kong C.E.E. Grade C
  • or better
  • or Other acceptable equivalents

Career Pathway

Job roles and employment outcomes

The Diploma of Automotive Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who are performing advanced diagnosis and design tasks in the automotive industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • advanced diagnostic technician
  • automotive system designer

Entry requirements

Those undertaking the Diploma of Automotive Technology are required to have completed Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency. Applicants must be over 18 years old; or mature age entry is available where the participant is judged to have appropriate maturity or experience, but does not meet the academic requirements as stated.

Course fees

Tuition: $6,950
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book: $150
Safety Equipment: $150

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International Students

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures

Course Duration

The course is conducted over a 24 week delivery plus 2 weeks breaks (totaling 26 weeks) at a minimum of  20 hours per week required attendance.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
  • AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
  • AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURAFA006 Conduct research and present technical reports
  • AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • AURETX001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in driveline management systems
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMENV672 Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability
  • AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications
  • AURTTF003 Overhaul diesel fuel injection system components

Total number of units = 12

  • 1 core unit, plus
  • 11 elective units, of which:
  • up to 11 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be chosen from a Certificate IV qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a workshop facility.