AUR20712 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Got the basics in auto repair? It's time to get recognised.

If you've been working toward Automotive Vocational Preparation and have experience in basic auto repair and maintenance skills, you could have all the necessary expertise to earn a formal recognition for the things you already know.

This is the perfect plan if you've been working in the automotive industry, learning the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical systems of light vehicles, and working on communication and problem solving in the automotive workplace.

Put your gearshift in drive and head forward to an exciting career.

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Total number of units = 12

7 core units 

5 elective units , of which:

  • up to 5  elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2  elective units may be chosen from a Certificate I or Certificate II qualification in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.


Core units 


Unit code 

Unit title 

Common Environment 


Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

Common Foundation Skills 


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace


Solve routine problems in an automotive workplace

Common Health and Safety 


Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Electrical Technical Electrical and Electronic 


Apply automotive electrical system fundamentals

Mechanical Light Vehicle Technical 


Apply automotive mechanical system fundamentals

Mechanical Miscellaneous Technical Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment


Elective units 


Unit code 

Unit title 

Common Foundation Skills 


Write routine texts in an automotive workplace

Common Management, Leadership and Supervision 


Work effectively with others

Common Quality 


Contribute to quality work outcomes

Bicycle Technical 


Remove and tag bicycle components

Bicycle Technical Wheels and Tyres 


Remove, repair and fit bicycle tyres

Bicycle Technical Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain specialised bicycle repair tools

Bicycle Technical Driveline and Final Drives 


Service bicycle drivetrain systems

Bicycle Technical Accessories 


Fit and adjust bicycle accessories

Electrical Technical Tools and Equipment 


Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment

Electrical Technical Electrical and Electronic 


Remove and tag automotive electrical system components


Test, service and maintain battery storage systems


Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits


Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems


Inspect and service batteries

Mechanical Heavy Vehicle Technical Steering and Suspension 


Inspect and service heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems

Mechanical Heavy Vehicle Technical Fuel Systems 


Inspect heavy commercial vehicle fuel systems and components

Mechanical Heavy Vehicle Technical Wheels and Tyres 


Inspect heavy commercial vehicle wheels and tyres

Mechanical Heavy Vehicle Technical Driveline and Final Drives 


Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components

Mechanical Motorcycle Technical 


Perform minor adjustments to motorcycles


Remove and replace motorcycle components and accessories

Mechanical Motorcycle Technical Steering and Suspension 


Inspect and service motorcycle suspension systems


Inspect and service motorcycle steering systems

Mechanical Motorcycle Technical Wheels and Tyres 


Remove, inspect and fit motorcycle wheel assemblies

Mechanical Light Vehicle Technical Wheels and Tyres 


Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel assemblies

Outdoor Power Equipment Technical 


Carry out pre-repair operations to outdoor power equipment


Perform minor adjustments to outdoor power equipment


Service and repair rotary cutting systems


Service line trimming systems and components

Outdoor Power Equipment Technical Engines 


Service engines and engine components (outdoor power equipment)

Marine Technical Engines 


Prepare outboard engines for wet-run testing


Service outboard engines and components

Marine Technical Driveline and Final Drives 


Service inboard propeller drive systems


Service jet drive propulsion systems

Marine Technical Electrical and Electronic 


Inspect, service and maintain marine battery storage systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous Technical 


Remove and tag steering, suspension and brake system components


Carry out workshop practice activities


Use and maintain basic measuring devices


Carry out servicing operations


Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives


Carry out pre-repair operations (mechanical)

Mechanical Miscellaneous Technical Engines 


Remove and tag engine system components

Mechanical Miscellaneous Technical Driveline and Final Drives 


Remove and refit driveline components

Vehicle Body Technical Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain vehicle body repair hand tools

Vehicle Body Technical Body 


Carry out pre-repair vehicle body operations

Vehicle Body Technical Paint 


Prepare vehicle components for paint repairs


Clean and polish vehicle exterior paint

Vehicle Body Technical Trimming and Upholstery  


Clean and finish vehicle interior trim and seats

Imported Units 


Carry out research into the automotive industry


Operate electrical test equipment


Remove and refit vehicle batteries


Recharge vehicle batteries


Construct and test basic electronic circuits


Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations


Remove and replace brake assemblies


Remove and replace radiators


Remove and replace vehicle front suspension springs


Remove and replace steering assemblies


Remove and replace conventional engine assemblies


Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines


Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines


Remove and replace engine cylinder heads


Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies


Dismantle and assemble conventional manual transmissions


Remove and replace clutch assemblies


Clean vehicles


Prepare surface and prime repaired body panels


Set up and use welding equipment

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There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.

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