Diploma of Automotive Technology (National Code AUR50216/CRICOS Code 097147A)


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify vehicle systems in the automotive retail, service and repair 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:

  • 1 core unit plus
  • 11 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
AURAFA007 Develop and Document specifications and procedures Core
AURLTQ003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURETA002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in body management systems Elective
AURETA004 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systems Elective
AURETA005 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in theft-deterrent systems Elective
AURETB002 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in dynamic control management systems Elective
AURETE001 Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems Elective
AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications Elective
AURLTB002 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle braking systems Elective
AURLTD007 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURLTE003 Analyse and evaluate faults in light vehicle engine and fuel systems Elective
AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications Elective


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 31-week period. This will consist of scheduled 24 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 27 weeks (648 hours) allowing for 4 week breaks. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered through class room 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 AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology, 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
    • Must have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
        • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
        • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.
    • 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 $ 6000
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 Technology AUR50216
2024 session

22/1/2024 25/8/2024
12/2/2024 15/9/2024
18/3/2024 20/10/2024
15/4/2024 17/11/2024
13/5/2024 15/12/2024
3/6/2024 5/1/2024
24/6/2024 26/1/2025
22/7/2024 23/2/2025
5/8/2024 9/3/2025
26/8/2024 30/3/2025
16/9/2024 20/4/2025
21/10/2024 25/5/2025
18/11/2024 22/6/2025
16/12/2024 20/7/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 4/12/2023 to 17/12/2023
2024: 1/4/2024 to 14/4/2024; 8/7/2024 to 21/7/2024; 4/11/2024 to 17/11/2024
2025: 10/2/2025 to 23/2/2025; 9/6/2025 to 22/6/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter