AUR20720 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

This is a nationally recognised VET accredited course.

AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation is a course designed to give students a basic introduction to the automotive industry. Students undertaking this course will learn a range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles.

This is an ideal opportunity for candidates to increase their employability potential and this entry level course provides a pathway to an automotive apprenticeship.


This course will cover the following units:

AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA103 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAFA104 – Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 – Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETK001 – Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURETR103 – Identify automotive electrical systems and components
AURLTA101 – Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
AURTTK102 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA002 – Assist with automotive workplace activities
AURTTE003 – Remove and tag engine system components
AURTTJ003 – Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies


The MTA Institute campus, Freeway Office Park, Building 8, 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains. Work placement may also be incorporated at a suitable worksite.


Five weeks of face to face college-based training and assessment.


MTA Institute uses a range of training and assessment methods. These include written and verbal questions/answers; and demonstration and observation of practical tasks.


To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee program a participant must:

  • not hold or be undertaking a Certificate level III or higher qualification*
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • permanently reside in Queensland and can provide residential confirmation of this.
  • be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10,11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program.
  • be aged 15 years or above.

*Prospective students are only eligible for one subsidised training place*
*If you completed a Certificate III qualification while in secondary school, you may still be eligible to receive a government subsidy for a Certificate III course with MTA Institute*
Further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee program is available here


MTA Institute is serious about safety. Personal protective equipment must be worn (ie: suitable automotive workshop attire including work boots).


At the MTA Institute you will receive:

  • Flexible, quality training and assessment
  • Qualified trainers with current industry experience
  • The only training organization worldwide to be endorsed by the late Sir Jack Brabham
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework certificate upon competent completion of all assessment requirements

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29 July – 30 August 

This is a five-week course.


This course is subsidised by the Government under the following programs:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee program – funded through the Queensland Government. Eligible students are required to contribute toward the cost of training through a co-contribution fee. Concessional discounts are also available.
    Student Co-contribution Fee


    Concessional Co-contribution Fee


    To be eligible for a concession, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:

    • hold or are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card;
    • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    • have a disability.
  • Note: Students enrolled in training programs connected to yourtown OR Multilink will not attract fees.


MTA Institute also welcomes students who do not meet the entry requirements for this program. In this instance the full course fee of $3,300.00 will be applicable. Where fees are over $1,500 for an individual, a payment plan will be implemented.

Jeff was an exceptional trainer who provided a high quality workplace!