Certificate II In Automotive Vocational Preparation

Course Code: AUR20720
Study Area:

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Automotive Apprenticeship
  • Automotive Trade Assistant

  • Individual interview

Course overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) and where possible assessments and work placements (on the condition that these are safe and practical to implement). Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Bendigo TAFE's Vaccination Policy

Start date: 6 June 2022
End date: 19 August 2022

Full time - Pre-apprenticeship- 15 - Week/s

This course assists you to pursue a career in the automotive industry as a trainee / apprentice. This course is highly regarded within the automotive industry with many employers recruiting new apprentices from the graduate pool.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a limited range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles. This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

You will be interviewed and have to complete a basic literacy and numeracy task at the session. Offers will be made following this and you will then complete your enrolment.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Case Study
  • Project
  • Practical Assessment

Learning options
  • Online
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)

Key study areas

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30620)

  • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30316)


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,339.60
Concession - average total course fee*$267.92
Full fee - average total course fee*$4,007.75
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$340.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 28/06/2022 3:01 PM