Automotive Technology Studies (Mechanical)
VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The aims of the program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects. The program provides an excellent opportunity to gain employment in a whole range of automotive trades. There is a growing demand for new apprentices in this industry and employers are using this program as a benchmark when employing new apprentices.
Course Code and Title
22015VIC - Certificate II in Automotive Studies
- Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE Frankston Campus. Classes are conducted using a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions.
- Time: Wednesday or Fridays for 8.30am – 4pm and Thursday or Friday 8.30am – 4pm for second year.
Students are required to have the following at all classes:
- Full overalls
- Steel capped boots
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace Learning is not mandatory, however the VCAA strongly recommend a minimum of ten days work placement for this program. AURC270103A Apply safe working practices must be undertaken prior to SWL.
Contribution to the VCE and VCAL
Students who complete the Certificate II in Automotive Technology will be eligible for up to four units credit towards their VCE: up to two units at Unit 1–2 and a Unit 3–4 VCE sequence. Students who receive a Unit 3–4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject.
Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/general/recognition/vetcredit.html
This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.
Units of Competency
Units delivered over two years
Unit of Competency Name
|VBN644||Carry out industry research|
|AURC270103A||Apply safe working practices|
|NCS003||Job seeking skills|
|AURT270278A||Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment|
|VBN659||Dismantle and assemble engine, four stroke multi cylinder|
Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
|VBN668||Operate electrical test equipment|
|VBN653||Remove and replace engine cylinder head|
|VBN655||Dismantle and assemble carburettor|
|VBN657||Dismantle and assemble fuel pump|
|VBN661||Dismantle and assemble transmission manual (transaxle)|
|VBN662||Remove and replace clutch assembly|
|VBN663||Remove and replace suspension, front springs|
|VBN676||Construct basic electronic circuits|
|VBN692||Remove and replace steering assembly|
Training and Employment Outcomes
The primary purpose of this qualification is to help participants gain employment in the automotive, mechanical repair industry. There are several streams including; Light Vehicle Mechanics (passenger cars and small commercial vehicles), Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (trucks, earth moving, farm machinery) and Marine Mechanics.
- Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Repair (apprenticeship)
- Certificate IV in Automotive Management
- Certificate IV in Automotive Technology
- Certificate IV in Motor Sport
- Diploma of Automotive Management
- Diploma of Automotive Technology
- Diploma of Motor Sport
- Bachelor of Engineering