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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||July 2021, March 2022|
|Timetable||Three days per week|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Wanting to gain some base-level mechanic skills you can build on? This course will allow you to test the waters to determine whether you are suited to being a mechanic.
Our pre-apprenticeship program will provide you with general knowledge, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience in basic automotive functions and vehicle systems. This is a great starting point to a career in any mechanic field. Knowledge of this nature is never wasted.
During this course will gain knowledge and experience in basic automotive industry procedures, mechanical skills and hands-on workshop experience.
You will learn to identify and inspect mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. You will also cover the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and servicing of motor vehicles. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.
Upon completion of this course you will have the basic skills and knowledge to assist you in gaining an automotive apprenticeship.
This course provides a pathway to further study at South West TAFE. Credits in some units from the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation can be used towards an automotive apprenticeship in the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.
There is no organised student work placement with this program, however students are encouraged to seek work placement to gain skills in the automotive industry.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units: 7 core and 5 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||25||$0.00|
|AURAFA003||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace||20||$0.00|
|AURAFA004||Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace||20||$0.00|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||20||$5.00|
|AURETR003||Identify automotive electrical systems and components||25||$0.00|
|AURLTA001||Identify automotive mechanical systems and components||25||$0.00|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||20||$5.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AURETK003||Operate electrical test equipment||40||$0.00|
|AURETR006||Solder electrical wiring and circuits||20||$0.00|
|AURTTA027||Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations||40||$0.00|
|AURTTE007||Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines||40||$0.00|
|AURTTE008||Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines||40||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,320.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$5,015.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$10.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
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