AUR40216 Certificate IV
Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

CRICOS Course Code 106364B

Course Duration

Duration: 31 weeks, including 25 teaching weeks plus 6 weeks of holidays.

Term Dates: Refer to the Institute’s Academic Calendar. 

Study Mode

This program is delivered in the classroom and in an automotive workshop.


Classroom: Aventia Institute, Level 1, 93 Edward Street, Brisbane 4000

Automotive Workshop: Junction Automotive, 89 Granite St, Geebung, QLD – 4034

Entry Requirements

The Training Package requires that:

Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

Aventia Institute’s entry requirements are as follows:

Students must:

  • Be 18 years and above.
  • Have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS Overall score of 6.0 or equivalent English proficiency as determined by Aventia Institute (Test results must be no more than 2 years old). OR
  • (IELTS) Overall band score 5.5 or equivalent, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; OR
  • (IELTS) Overall band score of 5.0 or equivalent, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS
  • English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
      • the student was educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country.
      • the student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
      • the student has successfully completed the College English Placement Test.
      • An applicant, who, in the 2 years before applying for the course as holder of a student visa, has successfully completed a substantial component (More than 50%) of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV level or higher that was conducted in Australia and in English, while the applicant was holding a student visa OR
      • Where a student cannot provide evidence of English language proficiency as above, they will be required to complete the Versant Placement Test. The Versant Placement Test includes a score mapping to the CEFR which in turn maps back to IELTS. Therefore, the student’s results from this test will be mapped back to the IELTS entry requirements indicated above to check they have met requirements.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of Ten (10) units including One (1) core unit and Nine (9) elective 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
  • AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace


Study Pathway

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Certificate IV qualifications from the AUR Training Package such as the AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management.

Employment Pathways

Potential employment options are roles relevant to light vehicle automotive mechanical diagnosis.

RTO No. 41418 | CRICOS CODE 03473J

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