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Automotive Technology Studies (Mechanical)

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


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. The course has been designed to align with the needs to address increasign skills shortages in both the auromotive vehicle industry and provides the skills to increase employment pathways and career opportunities for students.

Course Code and Title

  • 22015VIC - Certificate II in Automotive Studies (pre vocational)


  • Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE Frankston Campus.
  • Time: Wednesday or Fridays for 8.30am – 4pm and Thursday or Friday 8.30am – 4pm for second year.

Special Requirements

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 calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

The following is a  sample of the Units of Competency that could be delivered over two years of the program


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
VBN675 Recharge batteries
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

To view the latest Units of Competency and course information go to

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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

University Options

  • Bachelor of Engineering