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AUR20720 VETDSS - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Mechanical)

Course description

*At the completion of this VETDSS course students will gain a partial qualification only.

Are you currently attending secondary school and looking to enter the automotive industry? Then this course could be for you. Our pre-apprenticeship course is designed to give you broad automotive knowledge and specialised skills in motor mechanics.
 
When you complete the course, you may gain credit towards your VCE. You will also will be 'work ready' and prepared for employment as an apprentice in the automotive or associated industries.

Work placement/industry experience

10 days of work placement over two years is strongly recommended. This may occur during the term holidays.

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

Possible career outcomes

  • Apprentice Motor mechanic

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 VET Full Year
Colac Trade Training Centre 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Colac Trade Training Centre
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Hobsons Bay 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Point Cook Senior 2nd College
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered The Grange Trade Training Cent
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered The Grange Trade Training Cent
 
Part-time: 2 years    
2023 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  

 

Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.

  • Aged 15 years and over 
  • Must be attending Secondary School

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department

Core Units Code Hours
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace AURAFA103 20
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace AURAEA002 25
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURASA102 20
Identify automotive electrical systems and components AURETR103 25
Identify automotive mechanical systems and components AURLTA101 25
Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace AURAFA104 20
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace AURTTK102 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations AURTTA127 40
Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines AURTTE007 40
Inspect test and service batteries AURETR115 10
Operate electrical test equipment AURETK003 40
Remove and replace brake assemblies AURTTB007 20
Remove and replace radiators AURTTC004 20
Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs AURTTD006 25
Remove inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies AURLTJ113 20

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 10/01/2023 12:02:18 PM
AUR20720-VETDSS-Certificate-II-in-Automotive-Vocational-Preparation-(Mechanical)