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Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies (Motor Mechanics)

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  • Objectives
    This course will equip you with advanced skills and knowledge to work in the automotive industry in motor mechanic and specialist roles. At the Certificate II level the course offers an opportunity for students to gain competencies cross stream or to specialise in a chosen stream of study. The course is designed to prepare students for employment as apprentices in the automotive industry. Certificate II graduates will need to be indentured by an employer before they continue their training as an apprentice. Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies graduates can look forward to an enhanced opportunity of gaining an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic. Graduates may be eligible to participate in a three-year apprenticeship program as an alternative to the traditional four-years and to commence on the equivalent wage to that of a second-year apprentice.
  • Entry requirements
    To apply to study the Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies you must complete a Direct Entry Application Form. There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You should be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts equivalent to a Year 10 qualification*. You may be required to attend an information session and your skills may be evaluated at this time. * If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may be accepted to study the Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies, but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies (Motor Mechanics)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies (Motor Mechanics). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Carry Out Industry Research     40
    General
    Read in the Workplace     10
    Use Numbers in the Workplace     10
    Contribute to the Workplace Communication     20
    Operate a Computer to Gain Access to and Retrieve Data     40
    Job Seeking Skills     20
    Use and Maintain Measuring Equipment     15
    Use and Maintain Workplace Tools and Equipment     20
    Set Up and Use Oxy Acetylene Equipment     30
    Set-Up and Use Welding Equipment     40
    Clean a Vehicle     20
    Remove and Replace Engine Assembly (Conventional)     20
    Remove and Replace Engine and Transaxle Assembly (FWD)     20
    Dismantle and Assemble Engine, Two-Stroke Single Cylinder Petrol     40
    Dismantle and Assemble Engine, Four-Stroke Single Cylinder Petrol     40
    Dismantle and Assemble Engine, Four-Stroke Multi Cylinder Petrol     40
    Remove and Assemble Engine Cylinder Head     20
    Remove and Replace Carburettor     10
    Dismantle and Assemble Carburettor     20
    Remove and Replace Fuel Pump     20
    Dismantle and Assemble Fuel Pump     20
    Remove and Replace Transmission, Manual (Conventional)     20
    Dismantle and Assemble Transmission, Manual (Conventional)     40
    Remove and Replace Transmission, Manual (Transaxle)     20
    Dismantle and Assemble Transmission, Manual (Transaxle)     40
    Remove and Replace Clutch Assembly     20
    Remove and Replace Suspension, Front Springs     25
    Remove and Replace Suspension, Rear Springs     25
    Remove and Replace Brake Assemblies     20
    Remove and Replace Wheel and Tyre Assemblies     10
    Remove and Replace Radiator     20
    Automotive Electrical and Electronics
    Operate Electrical Test Equipment     40
    Construct Lighting Circuits     40
    Remove and Replace Alternator     15
    Dismantle and Assemble Alternator     40
    Remove and Replace Starter Motor     15
    Dismantle and Assemble Starter Motor     40
    Remove and Refit Batteries     15
    Recharge Batteries     15
    Construct Basic Electronic Circuits     40
    Construct Microcomputer Circuits     40
    Cut and Polish a Painted Body Panel     30
     
    Duration
    The Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies is a full-time 14-week course. Students can expect approximately 30 hours of class attendance each week. Student intakes are generally in February, May and August.

    Pathways
    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies (Motor Mechanics)

        * Apprentice motor mechanic

            
    Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
     
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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