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

NASSSA TitleCertificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
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. As there are no prerequisites students can begin at the Certificate II level, in this case the course is completed in 18 months depending on the student's work rate.
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 l are reinforced throughout this course and students learn how to inspect and service braking systems, cooling systems, steering systems, suspension systems, engines, transmissions (manual and automatic), clutch systems and emission control systems. 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. There is a high level of focus on employability skills to assist students as they attempt to transition into the industry. Customer service and vehicle care are emphasized throughout the course as 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 all 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 RequirementsStudents must possess a sound Maths and Literacy ability and successful completion of Certificate I Automotive is usually assumed for this course. Students who have completed units from Certificate l may receive Credit Transfer for those units in Certificate ll.
Other RequirementsStudents will be issued with a Regional VET uniform, (i.e. Work shirt and Trousers), which must be worn at all times. Students are required to wear steel toe-capped safety footwear which must be purchased before the commencement of the course and be worn at all times. Students are also required to wear eye protection (supplied) and must have any long hair tied back. Students are required to bring writing equipment, (i.e. pens and pencils etc.), to every session to complete the required theory workbooks. A theory test may be required for some competencies.
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 09:00 until 15:30.
Commencement date 01/02/21.
36 weekly sessions on either a Monday or Wednesday from 9:00 until 15:30. Students are required to attend on student free days unless advised otherwise. Orientation will occur on the first day of training.
Work Placement25 days
25 full days 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 Note: This Certificate includes some of the Certificate I Competencies. SACE Credits from Certificate 1 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 their Stage 2 they can count as Stage 2 units. This should be discussed with your VET Coordinator
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 updated in 2021 so these competencies may change.
Training Cost$2,800.00 including GST
Eligible students may have their training paid by the South Australian Government through a Training Guarantee (TGSS). An application process will need to be undertaken to receive a Training Guarantee.
Other Costs$41.00 including GST
Students will be issued with a Regional VET uniform, (Work shirt and Trousers), which must be worn at all times. Students are also required to wear steel toe-capped safety footwear which must be purchased before the commencement of the course and also be worn when on work placement. Students can also purchase a NASSSA Jacket as part of their uniform, costing approximately $41. Until this occurs students can only wear their own 'Home School Jumpers’.

There may be some additional costs for excursions if required.
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 ProcessShould the course be oversubscribed, selection will be based on student's performance in the Certificate 1 - Automotive course. Students may be ranked in order of priority for SACE completion. A short written application and or an interview may be required.
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation occurs during the first training session.
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 Neville Hubbard, Phone 8255 7566, Mobile 0427 015 108, Fax 8287 1113, Email
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