The qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to familiarisation and inspection of mechanical and electrical components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles. It provides individuals with an introduction to the automotive industry by providing basic skills and preparing participants in undertaking work in the broader automotive industry. It has applications and relevance to related areas such as Heavy Auto/Trucking (Commercial Vehicle) fields. Course details
The minimum age requirement is 15 years. Ideally participants should possess a pass in Maths, English and Science at a year 10 level, however achievements in other subject areas and work experience is often sufficient for success in this program. Language, literacy and numeracy assistance is available.
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870
Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:
Two cotton drill shirts
Two cotton drill work pants
Steel cap boots
Clear safety glasses
240 page A4 notebook
2 blue biros, pencil case, highlighter
Storage folder to hold text books and work material
Automotive Mechanics Volume 1, Author - Ed May (can be borrowed through the TAFE library)
Cairns campus: This course is delivered full-time over 12 weeks on campus, Monday to Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm. It is recommended students undertake five weeks of work experience.
Townsville Trade Training Centre (Bohle): This course is delivered part-time over 12 weeks (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm). It is recommended students undertake four weeks of work experience.
It is highly recommended that students undertake work experience while enrolled in this course. Work experience gives employers a chance to see how you perform on the job. It is expected that students will take initiative in finding an employer for work experience.
To gain this qualification, students need to successfully complete 12 units; 4 cores and 8 electives.
If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.
The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.
Certificate 3 Guarantee
You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.
You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:
Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
Live in Queensland full time
Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.
Give us a call to find out more.
You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.
There are no additional costs to study this course.
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Automotive)
Successful completion of this course can lead into an apprenticeship within Automotive Mechanical, and/or a career as an Automotive Mechanic, Automotive Electrician, Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, Diesel Fitting and Engine Reconditioning.
Apprenticeship - Automotive
Apprenticeship - Automotive Mechanic
Automotive and Engineering Trades Worker
You're ready if you have:
checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
(under the costs tab)
Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.