Automotive: Automotive Technology

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation equips you with the skills to work as a vehicle service assistant or automotive parts interpreter. Be prepared to take on a trade course and get set for a long career in this innovative and evolving industry.

Is this course right for me?

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association’s survey found 30% of service and repair workshops are turning away customers due to staff shortages.

It also identified a record national shortage of skilled workers in the automotive industry, which is forecast to grow to more than 35,000 over the next few years.

As cars become techologically more advanced, skills will need to increase too. Future mechanics and repairers will require enhanced digital literacy, as well as technical skills to identify and resolve issues including vehicle safety technologies.

Qualification Course name / code ATAR eligible Mandatory placement hours Virtual delivery available
Full Certificate AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation Yes 70 Yes

Where can this course take me?

  • Software Development
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Mechanics Assistant.

This course can lead to further study, such as:

  • AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology,
  • AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Subjects that support this career path

  • Marine Studies
  • Physics
  • Business Services
  • Information and Digital Technology
  • Manufacturing and Engineering.


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Transport

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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