Warrnambool, Workplace training
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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Eight week-long blocks per year and workplace training for the first three years. The fourth year is workplace training only.Week-long blocks are Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 4:30pm|
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.
During this apprenticeship, you will learn hands-on skills and knowledge to work as a mechanic of light vehicles.
Through a combination of on-the-job training and block releases, you will gain experience to inspect, service and repair light vehicles and a high industry standard.
You will learn how to apply safe work practices, test and service batteries and carry out repairs to single electrical circuits. This course will help you develop your skills in servicing and repairing engine management systems, steering, suspension, transmission and braking systems, and teach you about inspecting and servicing engine cooling systems.
This course also covers inspecting, diagnosing, servicing and repair of manual and automatic transmissions, how to repair steering and suspension systems, the detailed servicing of hydraulic brake systems, engines and fuel systems as well as engine and driveline management systems.
Upon successful completion, you will be a qualified Light Vehicle Mechanic with a nationally recognised qualification.
Upon completion, you may advance and update your qualification with a Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology to service and repair automotive air conditioning.
You may also choose to specialise in the mechanic field with Certificate IV level qualifications in Mechanical Diagnosis and Mechanical Overhauling.
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 enrol in this course you must be employed as an apprentice motor mechanic.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice before commencing this course.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 36 units; 20 core and 16 electives units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||25||$0.00|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||20||$5.00|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits||40||$0.00|
|AURETR023||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems||60||$0.00|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles||15||$0.00|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems||30||$0.00|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems||30||$0.00|
|AURETR031||Diagnose and repair ignition systems||30||$0.00|
|AURETR032||Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems||80||$0.00|
|AURETR043||Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems||40||$0.00|
|AURETU003||Service air conditioning and HVAC systems||25||$0.00|
|AURLTB003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems||40||$0.00|
|AURLTD004||Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems||30||$0.00|
|AURLTD005||Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems||30||$0.00|
|AURLTD006||Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations||40||$0.00|
|AURLTE001||Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies||30||$0.00|
|AURLTE002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines||60||$0.00|
|AURLTJ002||Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes||40||$0.00|
|AURLTQ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies||20||$0.00|
|AURLTX001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions||40||$0.00|
|AURLTX002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions||50||$0.00|
|AURLTZ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems||20||$0.00|
|AURTTA004||Carry out servicing operations||20||$0.00|
|AURTTA005||Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives||10||$0.00|
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures||20||$0.00|
|AURTTB001||Inspect and service braking systems||20||$0.00|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems||20||$0.00|
|AURTTE004||Inspect and service engines||20||$0.00|
|AURTTF001||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems||25||$0.00|
|AURTTF002||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems||20||$0.00|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace||15||$0.00|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||20||$5.00|
|AURTTL007||Inspect and service LPG fuel systems||15||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AURAFA003||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace||20||$0.00|
|AURETR024||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems||50||$0.00|
|AURLTQ012||Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts||20||$0.00|
|AURLTX013||Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems||30||$0.00|
|AURPTE104||Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines||40||$0.00|
|AURTTF005||Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems||15||$0.00|
|AURVTW018||Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting||30||$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.
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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)||$3,945.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$20,640.00|
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)||$95.00|
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.
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