Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

National Code: AUR20516
TAFE SA Code: TP00961


Get the skills to identify, inspect and perform basic repairs to the mechanical and electrical components of light and heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. This entry-level qualification is designed to help you build a foundation of basic knowledge to help you prepare for a career in the automotive industry.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Elizabeth Campus has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of servicing tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (AUR20516)
    This course covers workplace safety, basic automotive fault finding and troubleshooting, batteries, braking systems, cooling systems, steering systems, suspension systems and maintaining equipment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 7 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out servicing operations 20
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
    Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes 20
    Inspect and service braking systems 20
    Inspect and service cooling systems 10
    Inspect and service drive shafts 5
    Inspect and service engines 20
    Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5
    Inspect and service steering systems 10
    Inspect and service suspension systems 10
    Inspect, test and service batteries 10
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Balance wheels and tyres 10
    Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections 30
    Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40
    Carry out research into the automotive industry 40
    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
    Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40
    Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
    Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25
    Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
    Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions 20
    Prepare vehicles for customer use 20
    Read and respond to automotive workplace information 10
    Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies 20
    Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components 20
    Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40
    Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20
    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20
    Select and supply automotive parts and products 100
    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10
    Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications 30
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
    Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace 20
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
    Use information technology systems 30
    Use numbers in an automotive workplace 10
    Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace 20
    Write personal details on basic workplace forms 10
    Write routine texts in an automotive workplace 10
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