AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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. Automotive technical adviser.

Course Details

Provider Name Vocational Training Institute (VTI)
RTO Code 41111
CRICOS Code 03487C
Course Code & Name AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
CRICOS Course Code 102206D
Training Location/s Melbourne - Level 3, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria
Automotive Workshop 476 City Road, South Melbourne 3205 Victoria
Delivery Mode Face to face/ Practical at workshop
Duration 34 weeks, including 30 study weeks and 4 weeks of holidays
Study Load 20 hours per week

VTI reserves the right to discontinue or alter any course date, fee, location, timetable or staffing without prior notice. This will constitute a provider default and all tuition fees will be handled in accordance with VTI’s Refund Policy available at VTI website

Course Overview

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

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Who should apply for this course and why?

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

Completing this course may provide you with employment as an automotive master technician.

Course Structure

One (1) core and (9) elective units are required for the award of the AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The following units are included in this course and all are required to be successfully completed for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.


Training and Assessment Information

VTI uses face to face classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching. These lessons are:

  • Facilitator led
  • Interactive, participative and collaborative group sessions
  • Using textbooks and group work
  • Using video and other supplementary teaching resources forvariety
  • The Internet is used as reference which students will access

You are required to attend classes for 20 hours per week for 30 study weeks (3 terms of 10 weeks each and 4 weeks of holidays).

In addition to classroom based learning, you will also need to complete minimum 5 hours of additional unsupervised study per week including general reading and research required for assessments.

You will also need to complete assessments for this course which may include but not limited to:

  • Written questions
  • Practical demonstration
  • Presentation / RolePlay
  • Case Study
  • Project / Assignment

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks and advise the task/unit submission date. In some cases, you will also be required to complete an assessment within a set time limit (particularly in the case of written question tasks).

Facilities and Equipment

Following are the list of physical resources and equipment that are accessible by the students during the duration of course.

# Code Title Core/Elective
1 AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
2 AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
3 AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
4 AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
5 AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines Elective
6 AURLTE105 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines Elective
7 AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems Elective
8 AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems Elective
9 AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions Elective
10 AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Elective
Training room Workshop (list includes the following but not limited to)
  • Desks & chairs
  • Overhead projector / TV and Computer
  • Whiteboard
  • Learner computers /Laptops
  • Internet access
  • Printer
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Vehicleliftingdevices
  • Hoist
  • Jack and stands
  • Impact gun
  • Spill kit
  • Engine compression testing tools
  • Engine oil filter removal tool set
  • Engine vacuum gauge set
  • Soldering equipment
  • Drip and catchment trays
  • Waste segregation systems
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Hand, Power, Air tools
  • Testing equipment
  • Diagnostic scan tools etc.

Course Progress and Attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet the course requirements. The students must maintain minimum of 80 per cent attendance in each term of the scheduled timetable. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements on orientation day. For more information, please visit VTI’s website

Student Support Services

VTI offers the following in relation to support and welfare but not limited to:

  • One-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • Support with personal issues
  • Access to additional learning resources
  • Reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • Social events
  • Information about external sources of support.

You may not have studied for a while, may have English as a second language or need additional assistance with literacy or numeracy. VTI will identify any additional support needs you may have at the time of application and enrolment and may prepare a Student Support Plan for you based on those needs. All the students commencing this course are required to complete VTI’s LLN test on the orientation day to assist VTI to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with VTI.

Course Delivery and Assessment Methods

This program is delivered in the classroom and practical activities will be held at fully equipped automotive workshop. VTI uses a range of techniques during face-to-face delivery including trainer presentations and demonstrations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and students will complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.

Training Materials

VTI has a complete set of licenced training materials from Automotive Assessment Tools which includes Facilitator and Assessor guide, Power Points, Case Studies, Handouts for each unit that has been developed to meet the needs of the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect the duration of the course. VTI will advise you in writing of changes to the course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment (if applicable).

For further details please refer to VTI website RPL and Credit Transfer or visit VTI campus.

What are the Entry Requirements?

There are no entry requirements specified in the training package. VTI requires following entry criteria to be met:
You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Must have completed a AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or equivalent.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old with no band score less than 5 in each module).

English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS (minimum of 20 weeks) or IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS (minimum of 10 weeks) to be taken before the course. ELICOS must be at least at General English Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper-Intermediate level; OR
  • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country (Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the Republic of Ireland; OR
  • An applicant who is a citizen of, and holds a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland; OR
  • Completed (within the past 2 years) in Australia in English: Substantial component of AQF level 4 or higher on a student visa; OR
  • Successful completion of an Oxford English Placement Test (score 62-B2)

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

How much does it Cost?

The costs for this course are as follows:

Campus Location Melbourne
Tuition Fee AUD $9,000
Material Fee AUD $750
Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) AUD $250
Total Course Fee AUD $10,000

Please contact VTI marketing team for current promotional prices at

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees on time. Non- payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. We provide details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

How Can I Apply?

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an International Student Application Form and submit copies of the following supporting documents must be included when you submit your application including the English translation of documents (where applicable). Applications that are submitted without necessary supporting documents will be delayed in processing.

  • Passport copy
  • Academic Transcripts and Qualifications
  • Copy of Australian visa and CoE (if applicable)
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Where to from here?

After receiving the above-mentioned documents. If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You should make sure you read through this document carefully to ensure that you are happy with VTI’s all terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the Offer Letter and Student Agreement and make the initial deposit and send it back to us for the issuance of Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

VTI will notify you about the orientation and induction date and time. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress and attendance requirements, payment plan, course outline etc.

Please note: VTI will not enrol any student, which conflict with the obligation under Standard 7 “Overseas Student Transfers” of National Code 2018.

Please visit VTI website for third party (Education agent) recruitment

For direct admissions, please contact VTI directly at Menu Contact.

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