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Course Details - AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology - Playford International College

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NASSSA TitleCertificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (FIP)
QualificationAUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
RTOQuality Automotive Training (National Code 6194)
Host OrganisationPlayford International College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
2 Semesters - If students have completed Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation. If not the course will take 18 months.
Course DescriptionThis programme provides participants with knowledge, skills and understanding of essential automotive information and workshop practices and is a good foundation for the range of occupations in the industry. Safe working practices are taught and the skills learnt are expected to be performed to 'Industry Standard' and verified at Work Placement. Competencies from Certificate I are reinforced throughout this course. Students learn how to inspect and service braking, cooling, steering, suspension, transmission (manual and automatic), clutch and emission control systems and engines. They learn how to select automotive parts and products, test and repair basic electrical systems and service final drives (driveline) and final drive assemblies and identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes. Employability skills are a focus, to assist students as they attempt to transition into the industry. Customer service and vehicle care are emphasized throughout the course. Students use a range of automotive technologies and are made aware of the need to continually update these skills in the future. Students are encouraged to show initiative, problem solve and manage their time to complete the course requirements.
PathwaysThis program can lead to a wide range of work in the Automotive Pathway including; Aviation/ Bicycle/ Motor Cycle/ Marine/ Light Vehicle Mechanic/Diesel Mechanic/ Heavy Vehicles, Auto Electrician, Panel Beater, Spray painter, Vehicle Trimmer, Automotive Parts Interpreter, Vehicle or Parts Sales, Tyre Fitter, Engine Reconditioning, Performance Tuning and Car Detailing etc. With further training and entry into university, this course could lead to Automotive Engineering.
Entry RequirementsBasic literacy and numeracy skills are essential in this course. To meet the requirements of the VETRO application, students must demonstrate prior career planning evidence. For example, completion of Certificate I Automotive or Work Experience in the Automotive Industry. This course is developed for entry to employment or further education. NOTE: Students who have completed units from Certificate I may receive Credit Transfer for those units in Certificate II. Regular attendance and homework is essential to succeed in this course.
Other RequirementsStudents must wear the following at all times; * Steel toe-capped safety footwear (purchased by the family before the course starts). * Their Regional VET uniforms (i.e. Work shirt and Trousers - supplied at personal cost). * Eye protection (supplied at personal cost). NOTE: Until students are issued with their VET uniform they must wear their own 'Home School Uniform'. Writing equipment must be brought to every session.
Delivery Location(s)Playford International College, Phillip Highway, Elizabeth, SA, 5112
Car parking is available from the Goodman Road side of the school.
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Playford International College on Mondays from 08:45 until 16:00.
Commencement date 07/02/22.
There will be a second class offered on Wednesday, starting 9th February 2022. All courses will be finished by week 6, term 4, (beginning 21st November). This course does not run during School or Public Holidays. Students are required to attend on student free days unless advised otherwise.
Work Placement25 days
25 days (190 hrs)of work placement are required as a minimum to complete this course. The qualification requires compulsory work placement and this is in addition to the training sessions. It may be done during the school holidays. Students are encouraged to complete six (6) weeks of work placement (1 week per term minimum) as this increases their chances of gaining employment in the industry. Work placement completed in Certificate I can be counted towards the Certificate II qualification.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 50 SACE credits
410 Nominal Hours For students who have done Certificate I, their SACE Credits can be allocated at either Stage 1 or at Stage 2. If they are allocated at the end of stage 1, (as Stage 1 units), they can no longer be used as Stage 2 units. However, if they are held back and resulted at the end of Stage 2 they can count as Stage 2 units. This should be discussed with your VET Coordinator. NOTE: Five units from Certificate one can count in towards their Certificate II.
Units Of Competency
CoreAURASA002Follow Safe Working Practices in an Automotive Workplace20 nominal hours
 AURAEA002Follow Environmental and Sustainability Best Practice in an automotive workplace25 nominal hours
 AURETR015Inspect, Test and Service Batteries10 nominal hours
 AURTTA004Carry Out Servicing Operations20 nominal hours
 AURTTK002Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment in an Automotive workplace20 nominal hours
 AURTTC001Inspect and Service Cooling Systems10 nominal hours
 AURTTD002Inspect and Service Steering Systems10 nominal hours
 AURTTD004Inspect and Service Suspension Systems10 nominal hours
 AURTTE004Inspect and Service Engines20 nominal hours
 AURATA001Identify Basic Automotive Faults Using Troubleshooting Processes20 nominal hours
 AURTTB001Inspect and Service Braking Systems20 nominal hours
 AURTTQ001Inspect and Service Final Drive Assemblies5 nominal hours
 AURTTQ003Inspect and Service Drive Shafts5 nominal hours
ElectiveAURETR012Test and Repair Basic Electrical Circuits40 nominal hours
 AURSCA001Select and Supply Automotive Parts and Products100 nominal hours
 AURTTK001Use and Maintain Measuring Equipment in an Automotive Workplace15 nominal hours
 AURAFA003Communicate Effectively in an Automotive Workplace20 nominal hours
 AURTTX002Inspect and Service Manual Transmissions10 nominal hours
 AURTTX003Inspect and Service Automatic Transmissions10 nominal hours
 AURLTJ013Remove, Inspect and Refit Light Vehicle Wheel and Tyre Assemblies20 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Package/Qualification will be AUR20516 updated in December 2022 so these competencies will change for 2023.
Training Cost$200.00 including GST
$200.00 is the 'gap' fee. This course is a Flexible Industry Pathway subsidised by the Department for Innovation and Skills. The training cost of $200.00 includes taking the course and text/workbooks.
Other Costs$100.00 including GST
The cost of their Regional VET uniforms (i.e. Work shirt and Trousers) is estimated to be $100.

In addition steel toe-capped safety footwear must be purchased by the family before the course starts so students are prepared from the first day of their course.
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $50.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $250.00 administration fee. (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    12
Maximum   16
Selection ProcessInterviews and Pre-screening assessment will be conducted by Host VET Leader, if required. Responds will go back to your home school regarding those accepted and to progress to VETRO, and those not accepted by 22nd October 2021. VETRO assessment and any further pre-screening will be conducted: *By RTO (and Host VET Leader/s as necessary), * Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th October 2021 (Week 3, Term 4), * At a suitable location at PIC - to be confirmed. (if required 2 and 4th November will be back up days)
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation and induction occurs during the first training session by the trainer with host school VET Leader support. All home schools are required to conduct WorkPRO (or similar) prior to students commencing a course.
Public TransportBoth the Elizabeth Bus Exchange and the Elizabeth Train Station are only a few minutes walk from the school where a wide range of bus and train routes are easily accessible.
Contact PersonMr Sylvia Sanders, Phone 1300304867
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