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AUR40216 | CRICOS 106390M

Certificate IV In Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Duration

30 weeks (2 Terms)

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

Blended (In class and Online)


Every month

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via e-learning portal

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (15 hours via face to face, 5 hours via e-learning portal)

Advance your career in the Australian automotive industry and develop essential mechanical skills with our specialised course designed for international students.

The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis is crafted to provide advanced training for automotive technicians looking to enhance their diagnostic and technical expertise. Tailored for students seeking specialisation in diagnosing complex automotive mechanical issues, this qualification opens doors to an advanced skill set within the automotive field.

Throughout the program, you will be immersed in a diverse curriculum covering a range of topics. From diagnosing complex faults in LPG fuel systems and analysing and repairing performance fuel injection systems to addressing intricate issues in vehicle integrated stability control systems, heavy commercial vehicle braking systems, air conditioning and HVAC systems, and more. Engage in hands-on experiences such as testing engines using a dynamometer and diagnosing faults in light vehicle steering, suspension systems, traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles, and mobile plant transmission and driveline systems.

To enrol in the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, a prerequisite is the completion of an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification. Upon completion of the course, you will not only gain practical experience but also develop specialised skills, providing you with a distinct advantage in the competitive job market.

Job roles related to this qualification include automotive lead or master technician and automotive technical adviser—positions that demand a high level of expertise and proficiency in diagnosing complex automotive issues.

Apply or speak to an Education Advisor today to learn more about this program.

You will study Information and Communications Technology topics and case studies as they apply to different Australian industries.

There will be immersive hands–on practical work, using critical IT problem solving skills, research, consultation and collaborating with diverse teams.

Sample course units:

  • AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
  • AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
  • AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
  • AURLTE105 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
  • AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems
  • AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems
  • AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

Please download the course infopack for the full list of 16 course units and topics.


Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 qualification* (Department of Home Affairs may require country-specific higher education requirement for approved visa for study in Australia application assessment).
  • Must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;
• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English• 169; or
• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or
• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.
3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE• 50; or
• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or
• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.
4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


 You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  • You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • You have completed at least 5 years study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.
  • Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Click here for the latest Price Guide

Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

*South Sydney College (SSC) is not offering VET student loans or other government-funded financial support.

2024: 29-JAN, 12-FEB, 26-FEB, 11-MAR, 18-MAR, 15-APR, 29-APR, 13-MAY, 27-MAY, 8-JUL, 22-JUL, 5-AUG, 19-AUG, 23-SEP, 7-OCT, 21-OCT, 4-NOV
2025: 27-JAN, 10-FEB, 24-FEB, 10-MAR, 14-APR, 28-APR, 12-MAY, 26-MAY, 7-JUL, 21-JUL, 4-AUG, 18-AUG, 22-SEP, 6-OCT, 20-OCT, 3-NOV, 24-NOV

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
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+61 2 8599 8866

Automotive Workshop
Revesby Campus
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61-2-8599 8866
Address: 35A Daisy St,

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