0101308 – AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


The AUR40216-Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis course provides advanced training for automotive technicians who want to further develop their diagnostic and technical skills.

This course is aimed at technicians who have completed a certificate III in an automotive trade and wish to gain a higher level of skills in the diagnosis of complex vehicle systems. This course provides a higher level of training in the areas of analysis and evaluation of various automotive systems, including engines, brakes, transmission, steering and suspension. Various automotive electrical systems are also included, as well as engine management, vehicle safety systems and hybrid vehicles.

Course details

After successfully completing AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, students may apply for:

  • AUR50216 – Diploma of Automotive Technology

This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the ACFE purpose built workshop and computer laboratory.

The program will be delivered over 26 weeks (holiday inclusive, and 2 days (7 hours each) per week face-to-face training) and 1 day (6 hours – structured e-learning/online).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

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Successfully completing this course may enable you to work as a:

  • Motor mechanic
* Completion of an ACFE qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

  • 18 years or older upon application
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent.
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification
  • For international students, ACFE accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:
    o IELTS Overall 5.5 band (no band below 5.0)
    o TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 69-79 with no band less than 14
    o TOEFL Paper 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)
    o TOEFL CBT (Combuted-based) 193 (with a min.TWE 3.5)
    o PTE Academic 46 with no communicative skill score less than 40
    o Evidence of at least 5 years of studies in an English speaking country (Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, South Africa, Republic of Ireland)

    Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Services Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit. You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

International Students: $12,000 (includes materials & Administration Fee)

  • Administration Fee – $500 [Not included if selected as a package with AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (0101307)]
  • Total Materials Fee – $1,200
Materials fee covers the cost of goods, materials and / or services provided by ACFE to be used by students in the course of training.

The Materials Fees in this qualification include:
o Trade tools
o Class materials
o Printing
o Stationery
o Safety wear
o Uniforms
o Excursions

Note: Fees are subject to changes
The following assessment methods (not limited to) may be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation in a simulated work environment
  • Observation after in actual work environment via third party reports and observation checklists

10 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • 1 core unit
  • 9 elective units
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems

AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

AURLTB004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems

AURLTD009 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems

AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines

AURLTE005 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines

AURMTF002 Analyse and repair performance fuel injection systems

AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems

AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems