Certificate IV in Automotive mechanical diagnosis


Course Duration

Course Duration

34 Weeks

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Campus Location

Suite 13 & 14, 100 George Street Windsor NSW 2756

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Classroom + Work Placement

  • Qualification Overview
  • Course delivery mode and Duration
  • Course Location
  • Career Outcomes
  • Education Pathways
  • Course Costs
  • Payment Method
  • Entry Requirements
  • Training and Assessment Arrangements
  • Vocational Placement
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Course Structure
  • How to Apply
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The AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis provides students with a comprehensive set of advanced light vehicle mechanical diagnostic skills in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Qualification Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic tasks on light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 34 weeks, including 30 weeks of training and assessment delivered over three terms (including 9 weeks of work placement (180 hours) and 4 weeks of holidays).

This course is offered as a package course with AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. The package duration is 92 weeks and a total of 360 hours of work placement.

Course Location

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in automotive workshops.

This course is delivered in our classrooms at Suite 13 & 14, 100 George Street Windsor NSW 2756 and in an automotive workshop (contact the course coordinator for more information).

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of automotive retail and services roles such as:

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Car Mechanic
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Master Technician
  • Automotive Repair Technician
  • Automotive Mechanical Technician

Students are advised to do their search about requirements of licencing that may apply.

ANZSCO Identifier: 321211 Motor Mechanic (General)

Education Pathways

After achieving the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis students may choose to undertake AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology or other relevant automotive qualifications.

Course Costs

Please contact us

Fees are in Australian dollars. 

Payment Method

  • By credit card (A processing fee of 1.75% applies)
  • By Electronic Fund Transfer (Preferred) or direct bank deposit to the nominated bank account stated on the student’s Letter of offer.

Entry Requirements

New Era Institute has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet the following education requirements:
    • Year 12 or equivalent; or
    • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.
  • Meet the following English requirements:
    • Have an IELTS academic score of 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago).

Training and Assessment Arrangements

Training and assessment occur over 20 hours per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 5 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. Additionally, workplace practices will be conducted in a simulated automotive workshop and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Vocational Placement

This course includes a compulsory Vocational Placement of 180 hours (20 hours per week). It is conducted over 9 weeks. For more information, you may contact us. 

Facilities and Equipment:

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:
  • Training rooms
  • Fully functioning automotive workshops with light vehicles, tools and manufacturer specifications required for all units
  • Personal protective and safety equipment such as eye protection, hearing protection and gloves as required for each unit
The equipment that students should have includes:
  • A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • Text books
  • Safety work boots
  • Overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools

Course Structure

The AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis requires the successful completion of 1 core and 9 elective units (a total of 10 units).
Code Title Core or Elective
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURLTB004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
AURLTD009 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines Elective
AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines Elective
AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURTTA025 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems Elective
AURTTR001 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems Elective
AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Elective

How to Apply

Please complete the enrolment form (available on our website or email your request) via Contact us. You may call our office on +61 2 89 646 457 

For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support, and orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.


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