Course Description

Get the skills to identify, inspect and perform basic repairs to the mechanical and electrical components of light and heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

This entry-level qualification is designed to help you build a foundation of basic knowledge to help you prepare for a career in the automotive industry. It can be studied at the same time as a work experience placement or probationary period of work in the industry.

Why study this automotive course?

  • The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation can get you ready for an apprenticeship. It is a pre-apprenticeship course for people who would like to develop their knowledge and feel confident about progressing to the Certificate III to become qualified light vehicle Automotive Technicians or Motor Mechanics.

  • This accredited automotive course online also prepares students to undertake work in the broader automotive industry in job roles such as Trades Assistant, Vehicle Service Assistant, Automotive Service Assistant, Trainee Serviceperson, or Automotive Trainee.

  • The Certificate II grants you access to the learning tool Trade Hub. Perfect for people who do not have much experience with mathematics or English, Trade Hub will help you to understand the key concepts in construction (area, volume, percentages, fractions, ratios, instructions, manuals and safety documents).

  • The course is delivered online, so there are no deadlines and no classrooms to attend. You study where you want, when you want.

  • You’ll build up your practical skills by applying what you learn in a real workplace setting.

Course number E1218
Qualification name AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Course duration Maximum 12 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Knowledge tests, Practical Assessments
Awarded by
  • North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010)

Get the skills to identify, inspect and perform basic repairs to the mechanical and electrical components of light and heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

This entry-level qualification is designed to help you build a foundation of basic knowledge to help you prepare for a career in the automotive industry. It can be studied at the same time as a work experience placement or probationary period of work in the industry.

Why study this automotive course?

  • The Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation can get you ready for an apprenticeship. It is a pre-apprenticeship course for people who would like to develop their knowledge and feel confident about progressing to the Certificate III to become qualified light vehicle Automotive Technicians or Motor Mechanics.

  • This accredited automotive course online also prepares students to undertake work in the broader automotive industry in job roles such as Trades Assistant, Vehicle Service Assistant, Automotive Service Assistant, Trainee Serviceperson, or Automotive Trainee.

  • The Certificate II grants you access to the learning tool Trade Hub. Perfect for people who do not have much experience with mathematics or English, Trade Hub will help you to understand the key concepts in construction (area, volume, percentages, fractions, ratios, instructions, manuals and safety documents).

  • The course is delivered online, so there are no deadlines and no classrooms to attend. You study where you want, when you want.

  • You’ll build up your practical skills by applying what you learn in a real workplace setting.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. Modules 1 and 2 have been released and are available. The subsequent Modules will be available on the following dates:

  • Modules 3 and 4: March 2017
  • Module 5: April 2017
  • Module 6: May 2017
  • Module 7: July 2017
Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

 

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.

The knowledge

  • Locate and identify mechanical system and its components
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical system
  • Locate and identify electrical system and its components
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrical system
  • Select and use tools and equipment
  • Service, maintain and store workplace tools and equipment

The induction

  • Identify and follow workplace safety procedures
  • Identify and follow workplace emergency procedures
  • Identify environmental and sustainability best practices relating to own automotive workplace
  • Follow environmental best practice procedures in course of own work
  • Follow sustainability best practice procedures in course of own work

Working together

  • Prepare to communicate
  • Participate in routine verbal communication
  • Carry out routine written and non-verbal communication
  • Operate workplace communication system
  • Contribute to workplace communication
  • Identify and clarify nature of the routine problem
  • Determine, implement and evaluate solution
  • Assist others to identify, clarify and resolve problems

Basic service

  • Prepare to undertake pre-repair operations
  • Clean and tag mechanical component prior to repair or storage
  • Complete work processes
  • Plan to carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
  • Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
  • Complete work processes

Inspect and service

  • Prepare to inspect and service cooling system
  • Inspect cooling system
  • Service cooling system
  • Complete work processes
  • Prepare to inspect, test and service battery
  • Inspect and test battery
  • Service and maintain battery
  • Complete work processes
  • Prepare to inspect and service braking system
  • Inspect braking system
  • Service braking system
  • Complete work processes

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

English

This course involves reading learner guides and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

Minimum specifications for your computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher recommended
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 11 or higher

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.6 or higher recommended
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

You will also need access to Macromedia Flash player and access to software to view online videos and images, such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, which are available as a download from the internet.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Workplace projects

As the majority of units of competency in this course require access to a real workplace or simulated environment, you will complete a number of workplace based projects as part of your coursework.

The workplace based project approach gives you the opportunity to observe workplace procedures and demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a real, equipped workplace setting. Observation of the projects will be completed through the use of videos, photos, job cards and oral assessment evidence.

The workplace you approach is required to hold the appropriate licencing for an automotive business and can be a small repair shop, servicing centre or dealership. Evidence of your mentor’s qualifications will also be required.

Your workplace projects are estimated to require a maximum 100 hours to complete.

 

Workplace requirements
Click here to view the complete list of workplace requirements for this course.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by North Coast TAFE.

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