Diploma of Automotive Management (National Code AUR50116/CRICOS Code 107247K)


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake leadership and management roles in the automotive industry. It is suitable for entry into senior management roles in all sectors of the automotive industry.

This course is designed for international students who will be involved in classroom training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. These students may come from different countries and cultural backgrounds and must hold a valid student visa.

Qualifcation Rules

Students need to complete 12 units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the AUR Training Package Qualifications Rules, which require:

  • 6 core unit plus
  • 6 elective units

Please note: All the elective units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with industry partners and they have been identified to provide knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry. The full list of units can be found in AUR Training Package and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review. The units offered by AAIC are listed as below:

Unit Code Unit Name Core / Elective
AURAEA004 Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURAMA005 Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace Core
AURAMA006 Contribute to planning and implementing business improvement in an automotive workplace Core
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans Core
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Core
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Core
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Elective


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 52-week period. This will consist of scheduled 20 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 44 weeks (880 hours) allowing for 8-week breaks. This takes into accountpublic holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered through classroom based face-to-face training, including simulated individual or group exercises in theory classes; practical sessions are delivered in the automotive workshop facilities. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either student’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Assessment Methods

Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the student either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

The assessment process may include:

    • Written Assessment
    • Practical Task
    • Observation of performance
    • Project
    • Assignment
    • Work Placement /Third Party Report

Employment Pathway

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Automotive Electrical Workshop Manager/Service Manager, Automotive Electrical Workshop Technical Service Advisor, Automotive Master Technician.

(AAIC does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).

Pathways for Further Studies

After achieving the AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management, student may choose to undertake further studies.

International Student’s Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfill requirements as listed below:

    • Must be 18 years of age or over
    • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
    • Minimum 6.0 IELTS score or equivalent in PTE, TOEFL, OET and Cambridge English.


Theory: AAIC Campus, Level 1, 135 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Practical: 24 Dundee Avenue, Holden Hill SA 5088

Delivery Mode

Classroom based, Practical work at an Automotive Workshop.


Tuition Fee $ 10000
One Time Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Text Books & Material Fees $0
Single Overseas Student Health Cover $ 550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $ 5000 per Annum Approximately

Intake Dates

Intake dates for Diploma of Automotive Management (AUR50116)
2024 session

15/1/2024 12/1/2025
12/2/2024 9/2/2025
11/3/2024 9/3/2025
13/5/2024 11/5/2025
10/6/2024 8/6/2025
8/7/2024 6/7/2025
5/8/2024 3/8/2025
9/9/2024 7/9/2025
30/9/2024 28/9/2025
28/10/2024 26/10/2025
25/11/2024 23/11/2025
16/12/2024 14/12/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 18/12/2023 to 14/1/2024
2024: 8/7/2024 to 4/8/2024; 16/12/2024 to 12/1/2025
2025: 7/7/2025 to 3/8/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter