AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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

Employment pathways: Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to employment as an automotive diagnostic technician or automotive master technician.

Further study pathways: This qualification may provide a pathway to AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology

Qualification Status:  Current

Licensing requirements: No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Qualification: Must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification.

Course CRICOS Code: 091661J

Entry Requirements

Those undertaking the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.  Menzies has in place admission criteria as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above
  • Have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. carrying diagnostic equipment for brakes, removing engine components and assemblies)
  • English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL PB 506 or TOEFL IBT 62 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 47 or PTE Academic 46

Additionally, the learner is required to:

  • Meet the LLN Assessment at Level 3

Course Duration

Learner’s with completion of an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

Total program duration is 27 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of 6 weeks of holiday breaks. The total amount of training provided is 600 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment420
Work place training (work placement)N/A
Private study and research  180

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may request recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. If requested, students will be provided with an RPL document allowing them to provide verifiable details of prior learning. The evidence will be assessed for currency and against requirements of the units of competency, and an amended program strategy will be prepared, taking into account the student’s prior learning. The duration and the costs of an RPL procedure will depend on your level of expertise and the amount of gap training required. Please contact us on
1300 244 002 to see what RPL options are available for you.

Click here to view the Course Guide 2018-2019 for International Students.

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Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Adderley Campus – 113 Adderley Street, West Melbourne

This course will only be delivered and assessed in Victoria and not offered for interstate students.

 Enrolment FeeMaterials FeeTUITION FEE – Payment Plan Options
 Option 1*:
Semester Payment/Bi-monthly Payment
Option 2^:
Quarterly Payment
Fees for Learner’s with completion of an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.$150$400$6,950 – Total: $7,500
1st: $7,500
$7,250 – Total: $7,800
1st: $4,200
2nd: $3,600
  • Semester Payment Breakdown:1 sem tuition fee + all material fee + enrolment fee
  • Quarterly Payment Breakdown:1 quarter tuition fee + all material fee + enrolment fee
  • *OPTION 1 Semester Payment: Both Offshore and Onshore International Students can choose this payment plan.
  • ^OPTION 2 Quarterly Payment: Only Onshore (currently in Australia) International Students can choose this payment plan
  • During the course, if student defaults from Semester Payment Plan or change to Quarterly Payment Plan, the difference tuition fee amount is applied as the penalty.

Following are the steps of the Admissions and Enrolment Process for Domestic Students:
Step 1: Prospective learner previews information about course and the Institute.
▪    Information sources include but not limited to online, print, seminar/exhibition & marketing event.
Step 2: Prospective learner makes an enquiry to the Institute.
▪    Prospective learners may make the inquiry using online methods (website, Facebook, email), by phone or walk-in to the Institute.
Step 3: Discuss with Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.
Step 4: Complete the  Pre- Training Review (PTR)
▪    Provide all information and documentation as required. The prospective learner is required to complete Pre-Training Review Form
▪    Sit for the pre training interview to determine the suitability to the training product.
▪    Complete the Foundation Skills Assessment
Step 5: Submit Formal Application
▪    Prospective leaner completes the Domestic Student Application Form and sign Privacy Notice and Student Declaration – which is the formal application endorsement.
Step 6: Sign and accept the Letter of Offer and Student Agreement (LOO)
▪    This is the final stage for applicant to understand and agree to all terms and conditions of the LOO.
Step 7: Make Payment
▪    As outlined in the LOO, arrange the initial payment required to confirm enrolment.
Step 8: Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
▪    Domestic COE – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student. Also information on Orientation Day is included.
Step 9: Attend Orientation Session
▪    Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.