AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

AUR40216 - Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Details

Course description

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

Course duration

This course is delivered over 26 weeks of full time study at 20 hours per week of scheduled class time. This includes three weeks holidays.

Study/ training 23 20 460
Holiday 3
Total 26 460

Delivery method

This qualification is delivered face-to-face in the classroom and in our training workshop.



Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis must have completed an Automotive Mechanical Certificate III Qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

All students must be at least 18 years of age.

Academic requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of year 10 or equivalent
  • Overseas students require a language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

There are no specific academic prerequisites for any of the units in this course.

Entry requirements for NESB Students

The following are the language literacy requirements for this course:

  1. Having arrived at an admission decision, the English language skills (language and literacy) will be assessed. If the student has a satisfactory IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent the applicant will be admitted to his/her chosen course

  2. If an applicant cannot produce a satisfactory IELTS score, and/or there are doubts about his/her English language skills to cope in an academic environment, the applicant is advised to enrol in an English (ELICOS) course at an approved provider for an appropriate duration until the student achieves an IELTS score of 5.5

  3. In a situation where the student can demonstrate that he/she can communicate in English but cannot produce any formal English qualifications as described above, then the student will be required to complete an IELTS test or equivalent in Australia

Applicants must be 18 years and above.

Course requirements

To complete this course, it is expected that you will have access to:

  • A computer with Windows 8 or higher
  • Internet
  • Media Player

These facilities are available on campus.

Other requirements

All students must be at least 18 years of age.

Course Outline

Resources included

All of the learning and assessment resources required to complete this course will be provided.

Course units

In order to receive this qualification, ten units must be completed satisfactorily, including:

  • 1 core unit
  • 9 elective units
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems
AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems

Course Outcomes

Career outcomes

After completing this course you can pursue a career a:

  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Automotive Light Vehicle
  • Mechanical Repair Technician
  • Mobile Plant Technician
  • Heavy Commercial Trailer
  • Technician

Academic pathways

Individuals who successfully complete this course may study the Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Additional Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed any of the units of study or have practical experience that may be used for recognition of prior learning must contact Cambridge College Australia prior to enrolment.


As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the duration of the course until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

Assessment tasks may include:

  • Written questions and answers
  • Workshop demonstration
  • Verbal questioning
  • Observation of the learner

Student support

Cambridge College Australia has a commitment to providing equity in training for all learners. In particular, ensuring equity in training for women and the elimination of discrimination against female students in vocational education and training is a priority.

Cambridge College Australia encourages all students to pursue their vocational education and achieve their training goals, including students:

  • With language, literacy and numeracy problems
  • From a non-English speaking background
  • With a disability

Our college will identify and access appropriate support services, and ensure the necessary services are provided for participants as required.


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Is this course available for Domestic or International students?

The majority of our courses are open to both international and domestic students. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

How it works

Step 1


Start your journey by applying to Cambridge College Australia.

Step 2


Our team will reach out to you to discuss your application.

Step 3


Complete the enrolment process and secure your place.

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