AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Qualification: AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Qualification CRICOS Code:108644M

Qualification Status: Current

AQF Level: 4

Entry Requirement:

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.

In addition to above, student must also demonstrate that they:

  • Have demonstrated an IELTS level at score of least 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) or demonstration of successful completion of at least General English at Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate level.
  • Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy to complete course requirements with or without additional support that Datum College is able to provide.
  • Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent.
  • Are at least at age of 18 on the date of course commencement.
  • Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete LLN test on the orientation day to assist Datum College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Datum College.

Covid-19 Variation to Delivery and Assessment Strategy

Total Core Units: 1

Total Electives Units: 9

Mode of Delivery: Face to face (Classroom based) / Flexible learning (Covid-19) 20 hours per week.

Workshop Address: 210 William Street, St. Albans VIC 3021

Location of course: 11 – 17 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Course Fees:

Total Course Fee: AUD 8,250

Tuition Fee: AUD 7,000

Material Fee: AUD 1,000

Application Fee: AUD 250 (non-refundable)

Total Course Duration: 26 weeks, including 22 study weeks and 4 weeks of holidays.


Once students have successfully completed AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, they can apply for jobs within the automotive industry which can include Performance Vehicle Technician or Automotive Master Technician.

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:

  • AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology
  • Other Diplomas from other training packages.

Course Structure:

A total of 10 Units (1 Core and 9 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all 10 units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification.

Code Title Core/ Elective
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines Elective
AURLTE105 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines systems Elective
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline Elective
AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems Elective
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems Elective
AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Elective

Assessment Methodology

Assessment methods used for this qualification are varied and will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes. Assessment methods may include:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Role plays/observations
  • Workshop assessment

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed

Facilities and Resources

Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study.

You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Recommended textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish. You may also purchase these textbooks if you require. You would also be provided with the protective clothing kit.

The recommended textbook for this course is:

Automotive Technology A Systems Approach (Publisher: Cengage, 7th Edition)

Automotive Workshop

Datum College ensures that the training delivered is to be at the standards expected of a real workplace environment. This program is delivered at our automotive workplace facilitates located at 210 William Street, St. Albans VIC 3121.

The facility meets the requirements of the training package. The workplace is fully functional Automotive workshop. With fully functional workshop, students will be able to develop their skills in a ‘real-time’ automotive service delivery environment. The automotive workshop is suitable for 4+ cars equipped with Four Vehicle Hoists installed. The workshop has been assessed for WHS and equipment to ensure that it meets the resource and equipment list required for the qualification as well as the number of students proposed.

Where required, 2 trainers will be on site to supervise and support students in their learning and practical application of skills and knowledge and where required students will be divided into groups to attend the workshop on different days.

This practical time will be allocated through detailed timetabling and will provide access for students to undertake practical training and assessment in a workshop environment. The simulated environment that will be in place for all units of competency will allow students to:

  • Use facilities, equipment and materials that meet current industry standards
  • Plan and prioritise multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Experience the typical workflow for automotive tasks
  • Work with others as part of a team
  • Manage workflow and access to equipment
  • Implementation of simulated environments will be monitored and improved as required through validation activities


Course Progress Policy

Datum College will monitor, records and assesses the course progress of each student for the course in which the student is enrolled. Course Progress Policy defines the requirements for student satisfactory course progress, the processes for monitoring, recording and assessing the student course progress and the processes for the Datum College intervention strategies for identifying and assisting students to achieve satisfactory course progress. The procedure sets out the processes for reporting student unsatisfactory course progress on PRISMS according to ESOS Act Section 19.

Datum College assess student’s progress at the end of each compulsory Term. The Term is 11 weeks long for all qualifications on CRICOS scope. While every attempt would be made to keep consistency in term weeks, however number of weeks in the defined term may also factor in the duration and the completion of units of competency, which enable Datum College to determine student participation and course progress in any given successfully completed term. One Term is considered the minimum length of time in which it is reasonable for the Administration Manager to make an assessment of a student’s course progress.

  • Satisfactory course progress is achieved where a student successfully completes at least 50% of course requirements in a successfully completed Term.
  • Unsatisfactory progress is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in a successfully completed Term.
  • Course breach is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in more than 50% of the course requirements in TWO consecutives successfully completed Terms or NOT responding to intervention meeting invitation within 10 working days from the receiving the invitation.

Datum College will also monitor overseas student attendance (but would not report, unless otherwise required) in the process of course progress monitoring and reporting. However overseas students must meet their visa obligations regarding attendance, wherever applicable.

You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.  For further details, please refer to Course Progress Policy and Procedure.

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

Datum College will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) to all prospective students through the enrolment process. Datum College has documented policies and procedures for these processes and students are provided details of how to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer through the enrolment process. For further details, please refer to RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure.

Further Information

For all further details, please refer to International Student Handbook available on for all related policies and procedures and other important information related to international students including Covid-19, living cost, life and study in Melbourne, etc.

Please contact the Administration Manager at or at +61 (3) 9958 6666 for further information.

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