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  • January 31, 2022 - March 4, 2022 All day

    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.

    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, 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 the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website for more specific information on Certificate 3 Guarantee


    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

    Fee Information

    This course is subsidised through the Queensland 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 $3,300.00 will be applicable. Where fees are over $1,500 for an individual, a payment plan will be implemented.

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  • February 8, 2022 - February 10, 2022 All day


    This course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks relating to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles. Competent completion of this qualification will enable the learner to apply for an AAC02 Refrigerant handling licence – qualified persons with the Australian Refrigeration Council.


    An automotive trade qualification (as listed above). A copy of your qualification including an academic transcript (list of units completed) is required to determine eligibility.

    A Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trainee Licence (refer to for further information).


    2 – 3 days of college-based training and assessment. 8:30am – 4:30pm daily. (Lunch and morning tea provided).

    The course duration will depend on when you achieved your trade qualification and the currency of your experience. This will be confirmed on enrolment.

    Other activities outside this timeframe will also be required. This includes reviewing the required resource material, completing online quizzes (a computer or similar device with internet connection will be required) and other practical activities to reinforce learning. These activities will contribute towards your competency assessment.


    The course is held at the Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence – MTA Institute, Freeway Office Park, Building 8, 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains, Queensland.

    For country and remote students who are unable to attend onsite training, contact [email protected] or call 07 3722 3000 to discuss offsite training options.


    At the MTA Institute you will receive:

    • Quality training
    • Face-to-face delivered training
    • Trainers with current industry experience
    • Ongoing assistance from your trainer and the MTA Institute team throughout your course.