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AUR50216 | CRICOS 112614E

Diploma of Automotive Technology

Course Duration

52 Weeks (4 Terms)

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

Blended (In class, Workshop and Online)


Every Month (Except June and December)

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via the e-learning portal

Study Commitment

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

Position yourself at the forefront of innovation in the automotive retail, service, and repair industry with the Diploma of Automotive Technology. This comprehensive program is tailored for students who aspire to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design, and modify vehicle systems.

This qualification is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of automotive electrical and mechanical systems, making it ideal for those working on the cutting edge of new technologies in the automotive service and repair industry.

Throughout the course, you’ll engage with a diverse range of topics, including the analysis and evaluation of faults in heavy commercial vehicle braking systems, monitoring and protection systems, dynamic control management systems, gas fuel systems, and more. Emphasis is placed on implementing and monitoring environmentally sustainable work practices, conducting research, and presenting technical reports. The curriculum is crafted to provide you with a deep understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of automotive technology.

To enrol in the Diploma of Automotive Technology, a prerequisite is the completion of an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or a demonstration of equivalent competency.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will not only gain practical experience but also develop specialised skills that position you as a leader in the job market. Job roles related to this qualification include automotive lead or master technician and automotive technical adviser. These are roles that demand a high level of expertise and proficiency in diagnosing, analysing, and modifying complex automotive systems.

For more details, download our course brochure or apply online.

This course is designed for International Students who want to start and develop a career as Advanced Master Technician Advanced Diagnostic Technician. This Diloma course will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to succeed as an advanced Technician. In this course you will learn to analyse and evaluate various faults and diagnose complex system faults.

Sample course units:

  • AURAFA007 Develop and document specifications and procedures
  • AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems
  • AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems
  • AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems
  • AURETA006 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems
  • AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications
  • AURETX001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in driveline management systems
  • AURETR137 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
  • AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faults

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 Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
    o AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
    o AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
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, 19-FEB, 11-MAR, 15-APR, 6-MAY, 27-MAY, 8-JUL, 29-JUL, 19-AUG, 23-SEP, 14-OCT, 4-NOV, 25-NOV, 16-DEC
2025: 27-JAN, 17-FEB, 10-MAR, 14-APR, 5-MAY, 26-MAY, 7-JUL, 28-JUL, 18-AUG, 22-SEP, 13-OCT, 3-NOV, 24-NOV, 15-DEC

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

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

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Why Study With South Sydney College

Live & Study In Sydney, Australia

Attend classes with other overseas students under our expert trainers in our Sydney campus.

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We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

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Industry Experienced

All expert trainers have years of experience in their field and mentor International Students every year.

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