Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis -AUR40216

Course NameCertificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis - AUR40216
CRICOS Code106887H
Duration26 weeks (20 weeks of delivery and 6 weeks of term break/holidays)
FeesAU$ 8,000 (AU$ 4,000 per term)
Academic RequirementsRequirements for entry into this qualification are as follows:
Students wishing to enrol in this qualification must have successful completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent.
Preferred pathways:
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:
Qualification pathway
After achieving AUR30616 or AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
This includes any qualification completed, as listed in the Academic and language proficiency requirements below. Applicants with relevant prior formal studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of the course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. Please refer to Student Handbook for the details on Advanced Standing.

Work Experience/Employment pathway
This includes any demonstrated vocational experience, employment or workplace experience that applicant have had in the automotive sector or closely related sector.
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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

This qualification will enable individuals who wish to develop skills and knowledge in servicing, diagnosing and repairing mechanical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive mechanical service and repair industry. Pacific College will ensure students to get best training and student support while you undertake this course.

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis provides students with a background across a wide range of functions in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Students will develop skills in performing technical mechanical diagnosis on vehicles in a practical environment.

Upon successful completion of all units in this course, students are eligible for the award of AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

This course is appropriate for those:

  • Persons either domestic or international who wish to develop skills and knowledge in automotive retail, service and repair industry.
  • Persons who are wishing to provide advanced training for automotive mechanics, electricians and vehicle body repairs who want to further develop their technical, diagnostic and repair skills.
  • Seeking to build a career in automotive retail, service and repair industry
  • Re-enter in the workforce or those looking to make a career change and who are seeking to update their existing knowledge and skill set.
  • Persons who have been made redundant from the workforce and are wishing to make a career change and who are seeking to update their existing skill set.
  • Currently holding other AUR qualifications and who are seeking recognition of prior learning.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

The successful completion of this course prepares you as a new employee or recognizes and develops your skills as an existing employee to perform mechanical work in automotive retail, service and repair industry. Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Automotive Master Technician
  • Mechanical Overhaul Technician
  • Performance Vehicle Technician
  • Master Technician
  • Automotive Technical Adviser
  • or students may choose to continue their studies in higher education.

Note: Attainment of this qualification doesn’t guarantee a job outcome or migration outcome

Major study areas:

  • Diagnosing complex system faults in light vehicle
  • Diagnosing and repairing high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems
  • Developing and carrying out diagnostic test strategies
  • Diagnosing and repairing
    • auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles*
    • traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles*
    • system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles*
    • high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in hybrid electric vehicles*
  • Diagnosing complex faults in
    • light vehicle safety systems
    • light vehicle braking systems
    • light vehicle petrol engines
    • light vehicle diesel engines

To attain AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package requires students to complete 10 units comprising 1 core and 9 elective units.

According to the packaging rules, in order to enrol into AUR40216 students must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency. Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.

Note: Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency in line with Pacific College of Technology’s current RPL Policies. Please refer to RPL policy and procedure as documented in Student Handbook.

PRE-REQUISITES

AUR30616 or AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

DELIVERY METHODS

Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment. Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants.  In general, AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis includes:

  • Classroom based learning
  • Individual and group performance and presentation
  • Oral and written tests
  • Demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.
  • Structured online learning
  • Practical Workshop Sessions at Automotive Station
  • Work Placements/Vocational Placements

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis at Pacific College involves completion of the following 10 units of competency which are selected considering an appropriate combination and suitable for vocational industry required outcomes:

Unit CodeUnit Name
AURETH004Diagnose and repair traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles*
AURETH005Diagnose and repair high voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles*
AURETH006Diagnose and repair auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles*
AURETH007Diagnose and repair system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles*
AURETH010Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in hybrid electric vehicles*
AURTTA121Diagnose complex system faults
AURETR137Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
AURLTB104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURLTE104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
AURLTE105Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines

The College offers courses using various modes of delivery (e.g. classroom based, on-line and distance).  However, for international students, face-to-face learning and teaching is compulsory for a full-time study load.  Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment.

Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants.  In general, assessment methods include: individual and group performance and presentation, oral and written tests, demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.

Assessment will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired.  Assessments will also cover the range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency and will integrate knowledge and skills with practical application.

Assessing student performance will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the relevant training package.  Assessment will also have regard to validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility.

If students are unhappy with a result on any assessment task, they can lodge a formal appeal in accordance with the College re-assessment policy, details of which appear in the Student Handbook.

The College address is: Level 1, 91 – 95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144 and the location is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Auburn railway station.

Australia is a multicultural country. A large number of international students come to Australia to pursue their study annually.  Our campus is situated in Sydney, one of the beautiful cities in the world. Sydney has renowned places to visits including beautiful Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

Australia is a multi-cultural country and a preferred destination for international students. The College campus is situated in western Sydney, New South Wales which is among one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has renowned attractions to visit including the renowned Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

The classes comprise students from many different countries making it a truly multi-cultural environment. Classrooms are equipped with modern technology with latest equipment and high-speed Internet access. College classes are small, and academic staff are well-qualified, experienced and strongly focused on individual student’s needs.

Many academic staff use multi-media for visual aids during their classes. Computers and printers are available in laboratories for student use including internet research and for completing assignments.

Arrivals
The College can arrange to pick up international students from the airport and transport them to pre-arranged accommodation if an airport pick up service is requested (charges apply).

Accommodation
Temporary and long-term accommodation arrangements can be made for students on request. Students requiring pre-arranged accommodation should notify the College two weeks prior to their departure for Australia.

Banking
The College can assist international students open a local bank account. To open a bank account in Australia, identification such as a current passport, current driver’s license and a tax file number are required. Tax file numbers can be obtained from the Australian Taxation Office. Students who show proof of their student status, e.g. student ID card, may be exempt from paying account opening fees and charges at many banks. Further information can be obtained from Student Services.

Common Room
There is a common area available for students to relax during breaks with a small kitchen equipped with microwave, refrigerator and hot water.

Fax Services
The College reception keeps all faxes it receives. Students must collect personal faxes within two weeks of arrival. Students can copy/fax document subject to payment of a small charge.

Legal Advice Service
Students should note that there are number of agencies in the Australian community that offer inexpensive or free legal advice and help. The Legal Aid Office in each state will give free advice in short interviews, at certain times, to anyone. It will also give free legal help to persons with limited income who are charged with certain serious crimes.

Accidents
The College takes its responsibilities under occupational health and safety legislation very seriously, ensuring it is compliant with all regulations and requirements. The College will provide information ensuring that all students, academic and non-academic staff fully aware of their individual and collective occupational health and safety responsibilities. In the unlikely event of a mishap, accident or any other situation, students should promptly notify a responsible member of the College staff. First aid facilities are available at reception, and emergency services – ambulance, fire and police – can be contacted using 000.

Social Activities
The College frequently organises several social activities for students. Students are advised to check the noticeboard for the date of such activities. Activities may include:

  • Sporting events
  • Nature walks
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • River cruises
  • BBQ and College dinner
  • End of Term Parties

Family:
In many cases, students wish to bring family members with them during their study in Australia. For more information on visas for family members, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au. Please note that school-aged dependants accompanying a student to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or private school.

Transfer from other providers:
Students already studying in Australia and applying for transfer of their student visa to Pacific College of Technology will be considered for entry only if the College is satisfied that all the requirements (including payment of fees) of the former institution have been met. A letter of release from the previous institution may be required.

International students enrolled in this qualification are required to attend minimum 20 hours per week of scheduled contact hours.

The classes are timetabled as follow:

  • 16 hours of class-room based face-to-face delivery/week
  • 4 hours of compulsory e-learning segment administered via MyPCT portal/week

The international students need to be aware that the cost of receiving an education in Australia is high, considering tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Therefore, students should plan properly to ensure they are able to pay the costs they will incur in Australia before making such a move.

Course Application Fee:  AU$250.00
Accommodation Placement Fee:  AU$200.00
Airport pick up Fee:  AU$200.00

International students must have overseas student health cover for the duration of their study in Australia as part of visa conditions. The OHSC cover fee for one year course is AU$548.65 (Single) and AU$5,679.00 (Family). These figures are subject to change; therefore, students are advised to contact Australian Health Management (AHM) or visit its website: www.ahm.com.au for current fee structures and costs.

Please refer to www.pct.edu.au  for details of the College refund policy.

Living costs depend on individual students. However, the Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements students must show in order to receive a visa to study in Australia. From 23 October 2019, the 12-month living costs is:

Student/Guardian: AUD 21,041
Partner/Spouse: AUD 7,362
Child: AUD 3,152

Pacific College of Technology has a four term academic year. Student intakes occur in all four terms.

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