Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Duration
Delivery Mode
(15 hours in-person, 5 hours online), Blended
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis is a nationally accredited course that reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive retail, service, and repair industry.

At Invicta, our automotive courses will prepare you to become job-ready with the necessary skills and knowledge required to thrive in the automotive industry. The practical component of the course is delivered in a purpose-designed automotive workshop giving you the opportunity to experience the environment of a real business scenario.


26 weeks including 20 weeks of training and assessment delivery and 6 weeks of holidays.



An automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Australian Year 10 or equivalent.


Additionally, all applicants are required to:
Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course
Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Automotive Technical Service Advisor
Automotive Diagnostic Technician


Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto: AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management or other relevant qualifications.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: AUD 6,000
Enrolment Fee: AUD 200
Materials Fee: AUD 800
Total cost: AUD 7,000


A nationally accredited Qualification at the Certificate IV Level, AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Delivery Mode

Blended (20 hours per week including 15 hours of face-to-face week in a classroom and an automotive workshop-based training and assessment and 5 hours of online study)

Course Structure

The course will be delivered over an 8-month period across 4 terms. Each term consists of 6 weeks of delivery and two weeks of break. The course is delivered in a purpose designed Automotive Technology learning institute. Students will attend college in-person 2 days per week (15 hours). The face-to-face component is conducted in a combination of classroom and automotive workshop environment. Practical sessions will include the demonstration, explanation, and practice of automotive technology skills undertaken in a fully functioning and equipped automotive workshop situated on Revesby campus. In addition to face‐to‐face learning, students will also complete 5 hours of online study each week to assist them in building their professional knowledge and undertake work toward their assignments.


A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the students including (but not limited to) written and oral questions, observation, projects/reports, practical demonstration, role-play. Assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet. A fully equipped Computer Lab and free internet access available at the campus. and it is essential for the student to have access to computer device and possess basic computer skills.

What will I study?

To achieve the qualification, students are required to complete 10 units of competency (1 core and 9 elective units).
Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faultsCore
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systemsElective
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol enginesElective
AURLTE105 - Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel enginesElective
AURLTB104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systemsElective
AURMTF002 Analyse and repair performance fuel injection systemsElective
AURMTQ101 Analyse and repair faults in performance driveline systemsElective
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systemsElective
AURETR137 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systemsElective
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systemsElective