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Course Details - AUR10116 Certificate 1 in Automotive Vocational Preparation - Playford International College

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NASSSA TitleCertificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation
QualificationAUR10116 Certificate 1 in Automotive Vocational Preparation
RTOQuality Automotive Training (National Code 6194)
Host OrganisationPlayford International College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
Course DescriptionThis programme is designed to give students an introduction to the automotive industry. The course includes working on safe workshop practices, tool and equipment use and maintenance, battery testing and servicing, soldering and light vehicle servicing procedures. Students will also gain an understanding of mechanical and electrical fundamentals and environmental and sustainable practices in the automotive industry. Employability Skills are taught and emphasised throughout the course and students are required to do at least 20 days of structured work placement which helps enable them to gain a more realistic understanding of the career pathway and in some cases, if fortunate, it may assist them to gain a start in the workforce.
PathwaysThis program is a good introduction to Certificate II in Automotive - Servicing Technology and can lead to a wide range of work in the Automotive Pathway including; Automotive Mechanic (Light / Heavy Vehicles / Aviation / Bicycle / Motor Cycle I Marine), Diesel Mechanic, 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 have a genuine interest in working in the Automotive Industry. This Certificate I can be used to meet the requirements of the VETRO application for the Certificate II. The course is developed for entry to employment or further education.
Other RequirementsRegular attendance to class and the completion of work on time, is essential. Students must also be prepared to complete work at home when required. Students will be issued with a Regional VET uniform, at no cost, (i.e. 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 be worn at all times. Students are also required to wear eye protection (supplied) and must have any long hair tied back. Students will need to bring writing equipment, (i.e. pens and pencils etc.), to every session to complete the theory booklets.
Delivery Location(s)Playford International College, Phillip Highway, Elizabeth, SA, 5112
(Automotive Training Centre) Car parking is available from the Goodman Road side of the school.
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Playford International College on Tuesdays from 08:45 until 15:00.
Commencement date 08/02/22.
A second class will run on Thursdays commencing on 10/02/22 if demand requires it. All courses will be finished by week 6, Term 4 (week beginning 21 November) and excludes school holiday breaks or public holidays. Students are required to attend on student free days unless advised otherwise.
Work Placement20 days
The qualification requires compulsory work placement (152 hrs) and this is in addition to the training sessions. Work placement may be done during the school holidays and students are encouraged to complete 2 weeks per semester to minimise the impact on their SAGE work. Work placement completed in Certificate I can be counted towards the Certificate II qualification.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 20 SACE credits
165 Nominal Hours Students who have completed units from Certificate I may receive Credit Transfer for those units if they continue on to Certificate II. 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
 AURETR003Identify automotive electrical systems and components25 nominal hours
 AURLTA001Identify automotive mechanical systems and components25 nominal hours
 AURTTK002Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment in an Automotive workplace20 nominal hours
ElectiveAURTTA004Carry out servicing operations20 nominal hours
 AURETR015Inspect, test and service batteries10 nominal hours
 AURETR006Soldering electrical wiring and circuits20 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Package/Qualification will be updated in December 2022 so these competencies will change for 2023.
Training Cost$1,970.00 including GST
The training cost includes a regional VET uniform and theory workbooks.
Other CostsNone
Families are required to purchase steel toe-capped safety footwear before the course starts. Students must wear these to all sessions.
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 a short written application and or an interview may be required.
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 this 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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