AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

This is a nationally recognised VET accredited course…for women

We are excited to announce our first women-focused, automotive pre-vocational course. A unique opportunity in a supportive environment has been specifically created for women to explore an entry-level pathway towards one of many automotive apprenticeships.

Similar to our regular ‘mixed cohort’ pre-vocational courses, students will learn a range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles; together with essential skills and knowledge required to succeed in the automotive industry.

This course will be delivered by a qualified female trainer and is designed to empower like-minded women to confidently commence a career in the automotive industry.

Accredited Units

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
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
AURETR115 – Inspect, test and service batteries
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.

Course Length

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.

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, 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.
  • 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*
Further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee program is available here

To be eligible for the JobTrainer program a participant must:

  • not be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses)
  • not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), 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 school or no longer be at school (including home schooled)
  • either be a job seeker (out of work or receiving income support payments) or aged 17 – 24.

Further information on the JobTrainer program is available here


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

Consumer Rights

Please access all information in relation to consumer advice, rights and responsibilities at this Queensland Government website.


This is a five week course.

31 January 2022 – 4 March 2022

Fee Information

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.
  • JobTrainer program – a jointly funded initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. There are no fees if students are eligible for JobTrainer.

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 $3,300.00 will be applicable. Where fees are over $1,500 for an individual, a payment plan will be implemented.