Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

National Code: AUR20520
TAFE SA Code: TP01292


Enrol now and get the skills you need to work in vehicle servicing and repairs. You’ll learn about workplace safety, basic automotive fault finding, troubleshooting techniques, batteries, wheel balancing, braking systems, cooling systems, steering systems, suspension systems, and the maintenance of automotive tools and equipment. Take your place in the auto trades with this nationally recognised Certificate II from TAFE SA.

Print Course Page
6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Study Mode
Study Load

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

Please Read Before Applying

Entry Recommendations
This course is recommended for those with an interest and aptitude for working in the automotive industry.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Full time or part time with classes 2 to 4 days a week.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need practical hands-on aptitude, good communication and interpersonal skills, basic literacy and numeracy skills and a basic understanding of concepts including measurements, volumes, levels, ratios, pressure, temperature and chemicals.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need to purchase and wear your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety boots, safety glasses and appropriate workwear (eg long pants or overalls, long sleeve hi-vis shirt) (approx. $100 - $200)

Total Fees for the 6 month course
$180 - $312
$180 - $312
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$5,880 - $10,192
  • Upfront Payment

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

    Read More

    Payment Plan

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

    Read More

  • 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 (AUR20520)
    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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 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
    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
    Diagnose and repair exhaust systems 10
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
    Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25
    Prepare vehicles for customer use 20
    Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies 20
    Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40
    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20
    Select and supply automotive parts and products 100
    Select light vehicle tyres and wheels 30
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
Back to Top