AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

This is a nationally recognised VET accredited course.

AUR20716 Certificate II in  Automotive Vocational Preparation is a course designed to give students a comprehensive set of skills as a basic  introduction to the automotive industry. The trainee undertaking this course will learn to:

  • service mechanical parts such as the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential);
  • service suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres);
  • identify and inspect mechanical and electrical components of light and heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment and motorcycles; and
  • perform basic maintenance and repairs.

On competent completion of this course, students will have a higher level of skills in automotive, increasing their employability potential, and greater likelihood of successfully undertaking an apprenticeship pathway.


AURASA002 – Follow safe workplace practices in an automotive workplace

AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURAFA003 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AURTTA002 – Assist with automotive workplace activities

AURLTA001 – Identify automotive mechanical systems and components

AURETR003 – Identify automotive electrical systems and components

AURETK001 – Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment

AURTTA009 – Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations

AURTTE003- Remove and tag engine system components

AURETR015 – Inspect, test and service batteries

AURAFA004 – Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace


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.


5 weeks


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

Entry requirements

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, 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.
  • have finished secondary school or no longer be at school
  • 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*

Please also visit Queensland Government training website for more specific information on Certificate 3 Guarantee


At the MTA Institute you will receive:

  • Flexible, quality training and assessment
  • Combination of college and workplace delivery
  • 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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3 February  – 6 March 2020
27 April – 29 May 2020

Fee Information

This course is subsidised through the Queensland State Government under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. However, eligible students are required to contribute toward the cost of training through a co-contribution fee. Concessional discounts are also available – refer to eligibility criteria below.

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.

Further information on subsidies and concessional rates is available here

Full Fee Price

MTA Institute also welcomes students who do not meet the entry requirements for this program. In this instance the full course fee of $3,450.00 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!