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Certificate I in Automotive (AUR10105)

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for beginners who would like to learn how a motor vehicle works. It is also appropriate for people looking to pursue a career in the Automotive Industry as it provides students with practical skills and knowledge used in the automotive mechanical trade. It provides a working knowledge of safety requirements, theory and use of hand tools and equipment and the production of power for motor vehicles. At the completion of this course students will be able to service their own vehicle and do minor mechanical repairs. Students will learn skills in carrying out servicing engine operations, using and maintaining workplace tools and equipment, removing and tagging engine system components, using and maintaining basic measuring devices and testing, servicing and charging batteries. They will also learn how to apply safe work practices, complete daily work activities, prepare for work and carry out workshop activities.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate I in Automotive (AUR10105)
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    VET in Schools (VETiS) Program

    When this course or individual units of competency are offered as a VETiS program, it is only offered on a part time basis. The course and unit details listed below are for main stream VET students.

        * When undertaking this course as a VETiS program, the details of units offered, duration and realistic achievement will be provided at the time that the prospective student completes a DEET 'Expression of Interest to undertake a VET program" form.
        * VETiS programs are offered to Secondary School students as a process of enabling informed career choices to be made and to allow for a head start to that career.
        * VETiS programs should be viewed as a training pathway that will lead to a future career. The achievement of that career is unlikely to be achieved while still at Secondary School.

    Course Requirements for main stream VET students
    To achieve a Certificate I in Automotive students must complete a total of SEVEN (7) units of competency. This comprises TWO (2) compulsory units of competency plus FIVE (5) units of competency from the Certificate I inventory as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. A maximum of 4 units of competency at level 2 may be included.

    Total Nominal Course Hours: for the sequence listed below is: 98-110

    Code    Unit of Competency    

    Level 1     
    AURC172003A    Identify environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business    
    Level 2     
    AURC270103A    Apply safe working practices    
    Total nominal hours

    UNITS OF COMPETENCY from the Certificate I Inventory
    Level 1     
    AURT100308A    Carry out workshop practice activities    
    AURT100064A    Remove and tag engine system components    
    Level 2 (select any 3 from the following in consultation with the course coordinator)    
    AURC251356A    Read in the workplace    
    AURT200108A    Carry out servicing operations    
    AURT270278A    Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment    
    AURP245465A    Remove, fit and adjust line trimming system components   
    Total nominal hours
    Total nominal hours for the course    

    For information on class times at Casuarina Campus select Timetables and follow the instructions provided.

    Check the University Bookshop for detail on any textbooks that may be required.
    Employability Skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.

    Skills Recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

        * Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
        * through adult education classes or training programs at work;
        * Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
        * Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.

    Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study

    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


    Successful completion of this qualification will achieve units of competency from the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package AUR05. This qualification and the units will be recognised in Certificate II and Certificate III Qualifications from the AUR05 Training Package.

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