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Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis (AUR40216)

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service and repair environment.


After achieving AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, students may undertake:

– AUR50216 – Diploma of Automotive Technology


– AUR50116 – Diploma of Automotive Management

Participants who exit this course at any time prior to completion will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency they have successfully achieved

Employment Pathway

The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis provides advanced training for automotive technicians who want to further develop their diagnostic and technical skills. Job roles related to this qualification include Automotive lead or master technician and Automotive technical adviser.

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:

  • Automotive lead or master technician
  • Automotive technical adviser

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Course Fee

  • Tuition fee: 5,500 $

  • Material fee: 250 $

  • Resource fee: 250 $

  • Total course fee: 6000 $

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Techie International College will deliver this qualification over a 28-week period. This will consist of scheduled Student Contact Hours (SCH) for 20 hours over 3 days per week for 26 weeks plus 2 weeks of term breaks. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

As this is a 28 weeks program it is recommended that the program is delivered over 2 terms as identified below. There are breaks included in the 28 weeks of delivery as outlined below:

Each week is composed of 20 Hours training or 5 sessions of 4 Hours each.

This course is delivered as follows:

Total Duration: 28 weeks
  • Classroom Contract Hours; 26 Weeks or 520 Hours
  • Scheduled Break: 2 Weeks
Amount of Training: 384 Hours
  • Theory Learning: 230 Hours
  • Practical Learning: 154 Hours
  • Guided Self Study: 260 Hours
Amount of Assessment: 136 Hours
  • Total classroom Assessment Hours Theory: 20 Hours
  • Total workshop Assessment Hours Practical: 116 Hours
Total Volume of learning: 780 Hours

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  • Minimum age of 18 years and above at the time of application
  • Successfully completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

English Language Requirements

International Students applying for this qualification must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Department of Home Affairs.

Other equivalent English language proficiency level is deemed one of the following:

IELTS (General or Academic) overall PTE Academic TOEFL PB TOEFL IBT CAE Scale ELICOS (General English)
5.5 46 506 62 162 n/a
5.0 38 478 51 154 +15 weeks
4.5 30 450 40 146 +30 weeks

Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable (for offshore applicants)


2. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States


3. Evidence that from thr date of application, they have completed (within past 2 years) in English : Substantial component of AQF level 4 or higher on a student.


4. Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS or equivalent score must undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at

Additionally, the learner is required to:

Complete the Pre-Training Review

If the learner has done the Pre‐Training Review and LLN assessment previously at Techie international college for a previous qualification in the same stream enrolment then it is not required.

Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test prior to the commencement of the course.

Have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts)

International Students Domestic students
Age Student must be 18 years of age or over while applying for the course. Student must be 18 years of age or over while applying for the course.
Qualification and formal education Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher. Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher
Key characteristics of the clients and learner cohort Have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts) Have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts)
Qualifications and formal education required Please refer to the admission requirements set by RTO. Please refer to the admission requirements set by RTO.

Students must successfully complete a total of 10 units of competency to achieve the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis qualification. This comprises of 1 core unit and 9 elective units. The course units are indicated in the table below.

Code Title Core/Elective
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systemsElective Elective
AURETR137 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURMTQ101 Analyse and repair faults in performance driveline systems Elective
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURMTF002 Analyse and repair performance fuel injection systems Elective
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURTTL111 Diagnose complex faults in CNG fuel systems Elective
AURTTL112 Diagnose complex faults in LNG fuel systems Elective
AURTTL113 Diagnose complex faults in LPG fuel systems Elective

Delivery Arrangement:

Classes will consist of groups of between 16 – 20 students.

A face-to-face delivery mode is employed including classroom training, practical skills training and supervised study. All face-to-face delivery takes place in the Techie International College training facilities either at:

  • Building C 60 Belfast St, BROADMEADOWS, VIC, 3047
  • Workshop 60 Belfast St, BROADMEADOWS, VIC, 3047

Students will be timetabled to attend class at either of the above campus locations. Students will also be supported outside of face-to-face class time through e-mail and/or telephone. Trainers will advise students about the delivery schedule.

Some units are delivered stand-alone, and some are clustered together for delivery. An understanding of the relationships between unit subjects is developed throughout the course.

A timetable is given to each student pre-course commencement (at orientation). Students are provided with an induction to the course to outline the learning and assessment processes, support services and other relevant information during orientation.

Textbooks for the course for will be provided to the student. Students will read relevant sections of the textbooks in preparation for the face-to-face classes. Students will attend a face-to-face class for each unit at agreed stages throughout the course. Students may contact their trainer for support/ assistance outside of scheduled face to face contact times.

Assessment Arrangement:

Some units are assessed stand-alone and some are clustered for assessment.

Students commence undertaking summative assessment tasks once the relevant teaching/ learning has been completed and they have been provided opportunities for formative assessment.

Students will undertake assessment at either:

Building C 60 Belfast St, BROADMEADOWS, VIC, 3047
Workshop 60 Belfast St, BROADMEADOWS, VIC, 3047

Each unit of competency assessment includes assessment methods in accordance with unit of competency guidelines, principles of assessment and rules of evidence. Students undertake assessments to demonstrate competence against the assessment criteria in each unit. Students attempt each assessment in turn until competency is demonstrated against all unit requirements.

Students will be informed of assessment processes and methodologies pre-enrolment and at orientation. Assessors will provide copies of the assessment tasks in accordance with the assessment schedule and discuss the assessment requirements with each student prior to them attempting each task.

To be assessed as satisfactory for each assessment activity, student responses must be correct answers or reasonably correct answers for any open questions. Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance in each assessment task to be deemed competent in the unit.

Students will be provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks. In certain cases, students may be advised to re-enroll in further training before re-attempting assessments.

Assessment submissions are marked S – Satisfactory or NS – Not Satisfactory and verbal and/or written feedback provided. Unit results are recorded as C – Competent and NYC – Not Yet Competent.

Assessment methods may include Observation activities involving Demonstration or Role-plays, Short answer questions, Multiple choice questions, Written assessments, Projects and Simulated assessment environments.

Learner needs are assessed at enrolment in accordance with the Enrolment Policy and Procedure. Applicants complete the Enrolment and Pre-Training Review and submit supporting documentation to enable Techie International College to assess whether the course is appropriate for addressing their individual learner needs.

Once applications are received, they are assessed to ascertain whether the course addresses individual learner needs. The College will review the applicant’s prior experience, knowledge and skills in coming to this decision.

Students with learning needs that require support are identified during the enrolment processes will be provided by student support in accordance with the Client Support Policy and Procedure.

Techie International College takes all feasible and reasonable steps to assist students during the course so they can successfully complete the course within the course duration.

Reasonable adjustments will be made that may include the use of adaptive technology, educational support, and alternative methods of assessment such as oral assessment. Any adjustments made will be recorded in the student’s file.

The learning need that forms the basis of any adjustment to the training program will be identified and appropriate strategies will be agreed with the student. Any adjustments will be recorded in the student file.

Pre enrolment information

Techie International College provides information to students’ pre-enrolment on course demands and expectations via the Client Information Handbook and course information available on the Techie International College website. This information also identifies the process for assessing the learner needs during enrolment, the outcomes of assessment and details on how Techie International College supports individual learner needs post enrolment.


Techie International College delivers an orientation to students outlining course requirements, processes, demands, support services and general information prior to course commencement.

Monitoring student performance in class

During scheduled classes and supervised study sessions trainers monitor student performance when completing tasks, participation in learning activities, completing homework and through responses to questions and questions asked. Formative assessment is also routinely undertaken. Trainers identify student abilities/ progress, learning needs/ issues from undertaking the above activities.

Trainers provide support to students in each class depending on individual learning and support needs e.g. explain concepts again, providing more one to one support, putting them in groups where they can learn of other students during group work tasks, providing extra time to complete tasks or referring them to learning materials to develop their knowledge and understanding. Students can also approach trainers or the student support officer at any time to access learning support services.

Learning methodologies are planned and implemented by trainers as they progress through each unit. Trainers structure classes depending on the topic and individual learning needs of each student cohort. Learning activities for one group may have more of an emphasis on developing knowledge for one unit and on developing foundation skills for another. The individual needs of the cohort are considered, and activities planned accordingly.

Students with English language learning issues may be allocated more groupwork to develop knowledge and soft skills at the same time as their English language ability.

Monitoring course progress

Techie International College monitors students course progress in accordance with the Client Support Policy and Procedure and the National Code 2018 Standard 8 requirements.

Student course progress is monitored and students at risk of failing to achieve satisfactory course progress are identified. Trainers monitor performance and progress in class and can initiate intervention support for students by completing documentation and forwarding this to the Course Coordinator. Student results on the SMS are also monitored every fortnight. Students identified at risk of not achieving satisfactory course progress are identified, counselled and where relevant have intervention strategies initiated.

The college provides assistance if the student is experiencing difficulties and not progressing through their course as per the course schedule.

Techie International College employs a range of support services where appropriate and feasible to support students learning needs during course delivery.

Access to appropriate support services is provided to assist students to successfully complete their course within the scheduled duration. Techie International College may refer students to external sources if they are unable to sufficiently provide support for students learning needs.

Refer to the Client Support and Completion Within Expected Duration policies and procedures for further details on how Techie International College monitors course progress and supports students to help ensure completion within the expected duration.

Students at Risk

Techie International College has intervention strategies, including student support services available to enable students to complete the qualification within the scheduled duration.

Students at risk of not completing their course within the scheduled duration are identified as early as possible.

Techie International College meets with all students who are not making satisfactory progress and with their agreement puts in place Intervention strategies to assist in their successful completion of the course.

Techie International College has defined “satisfactory progress” as successfully completing more than 50% of units undertaken in a study period.

Students who do not make satisfactory progress over two consecutive study periods will be reported in accordance with the requirements of the ‘The National Code 2018’.

This process is governed by Techie International College Client Support and Completion within Expected Duration Policy and Procedures.

Academic Support

Students who are experiencing difficulties with any aspect of their course are encouraged to contact their trainer or other relevant staff. Our trainers are able to provide academic support to facilitate the successful completion of your course.

LLN Support

Students who are experiencing language, literacy and numeracy difficulties during the course can access support from our trainers.

If the level of support required is outside of what the trainer can provide then Techie International College will arrange a referral to internal LLN support services within the Academic Department.

Welfare Support

We understand that our students sometimes require extra support to help them cope with their training course. Sometimes there can be personal issues that impact their successful course completion. We can assist students in accessing professional welfare services. Students who are experiencing personal/ welfare issues that are impacting their studies are encouraged to contact their trainer or other relevant support staff. Please refer to Client Information Handbook for contact details of support staff members.


All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and gain recognition for this. (Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL).

Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course with another RTO can apply for Credit Transfer. (CT)

The CT and RPL application processes are provided to students in pre-enrolment information in accordance with the RPL/ CT policy and procedure.

Upon successful completion of the 10 units of competency, students will be issued an AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis qualification and record of results that indicates the units successfully completed. Students who successfully complete some but not all of the units of competency in the course will be issued a Statement of Attainment detailing the units they have successfully completed

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