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Learn how to manage your own automotive business

This program will prepare you for a solid career in leadership and management roles in the automotive industry. From retail dealerships to auto repairs, this Diploma will teach you the essential skills needed to manage and operate a business in the automotive sector. You will also learn how to perform advanced diagnostics in light vehicle petrol engines, braking systems, and electronic spark ignition engine management systems as well as how to depower battery electric vehicles and test engines using a dynamometer. Course details

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Toowoomba

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Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Study Engineering at TAFE

Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

091684B
091644K
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

Entry requirements

• English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - Click here for a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
• Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.  Click here for more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection- Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland’s online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.  This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students are required to purchase the following items (not included in the program cost):

  • Safety boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Suitable workshop clothing
  • Headphones
  • Personal stationery items (pens, paper etc.)

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes.

Units

Diploma in Automotive Management:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 12 Units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 6

Certificate IV in Automotive Management:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 Units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 4

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 35 Units:
Core Competencies: 20
Elective Competencies: 15

Diploma of Automotive Management

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURAEA2002 Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURAMA4005 Manage complex customer issues Core
AURAMA5006 Contribute to business improvement Core
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans Core
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Core
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Core
AURAAA4002 Determine retail rates for work Elective
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
BSBFRA403 Manage relationship with franchisor Elective
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff Elective
BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Elective
BSBMKG523 Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan Elective
BSBPUR402 Negotiate contracts Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Elective
SITXADM004A Plan and manage meetings Elective
TLIA4005 Check and evaluate records and documentation Elective
TLIA5058 Manage facility and inventory requirements Elective

Certificate IV in Automotive Management

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURACA3003 Build customer relations Core
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry Core
AURAMA3004 Maintain business image Core
AURAMA4005 Manage complex customer issues Core
BSBSMB407 Manage a small team Core
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Core
AURAAA4002 Determine retail rates for work Elective
AURAKA3002 Adapt work processes to new technologies Elective
AURALA3001 Determine legal aspects of an automotive service and repair contract Elective
AURAMA3003 Conduct information sessions Elective
AURAQA3003 Maintain quality systems Elective
AURATA3005 Estimate complex jobs Elective
BSBITS401 Maintain business technology Elective
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
FNSASIC302 Develop, present and negotiate client solutions Elective
TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace Elective

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURLTB3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURTTF2002 Service diesel fuel injection systems Core
AURTTF2001 Service petrol fuel systems Core
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR3031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries Core
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR3023 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURLTD3004 Repair steering systems (light vehicle) Core
AURLTD3005 Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) Core
AURTTB2001 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC3003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURLTE3002 Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) Core
AURLTZ3001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry Core
AURTTJ2001 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTD2002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTD2004 Inspect and service suspension systems Elective
AURTTF2002 Service diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURTTF3005 Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems Elective
AURTTX2003 Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) Elective
AURTTZ2002 Repair exhaust system components Elective
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems Elective
AURLTX3001 Repair transmissions - manual (light vehicle) Elective
AURLTX3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA3017 Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections Elective
AURTTF3006 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems Elective
VPC241 Vocational placement 240 hours Year 2 Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Toowoomba, South West    
Diploma of Automotive Management $10,000 6 Months
Certificate IV in Automotive Management $6,000 9 Months
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology $18,000 1 Year 6 Months

Outcome

AUR50116, AUR40116, AUR30616 Diploma of Automotive Management / Certificate IV in Automotive Management / Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 12 April 2017

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