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


2 Years ½ Day/Week







Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

You will learn

  • Automotive repair and maintenance including; basic vehicle servicing, tyre refitting, electrical systems testing, replacement of front suspension, brakes and radiators
  • Understand the various systems and components of vehicles
  • Develop a strong foundation in automotive technology for a career in the field
  • Safely use tools and equipment in a workshop setting

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • ATAR contribution: if you receive a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence you may be eligible for an increment towards your ATAR
  • Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on work    
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Practical demonstrations

Applications for this course are currently closed and will re-open early August

Please express your interest in this course with your school VET Coordinator.

Applications & attendance

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


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



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


Date published: 4/04/2024 8:02:20 PM