Automotive Technology Studies

Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies

Interested in a career in the automotive industry? This program has been designed to incorporate elements of mechanical services, panel beating, spray painting, spare parts, auto electrical, heavy vehicle maintenance and automotive sales in a practical and theory based program. The program is a great introduction to the automotive industry and gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work readiness and real world skills. This program will give you the skills to achieve competencies that will enhance your employment prospects in the automotive or automotive-related industries.



Day | Time | Venue

Cheltenham Secondary College – Room T6, Bernard Street, Cheltenham

First Year (Wednesday 11:45 to 4:00)
Second Year (Wednesday 11.45 to 4:00 pm)

Kangan – ACE Automotive Centre of Excellence, Docklands
First Year (Wednesday 9.00-3.30pm)
Second Year (Wednesday 1.45-5.45pm (dependent on student numbers))


2 years.

Work Placement

40 hours / 5 Days.

Selection Criteria

Students intending to attend Cheltenham Secondary Collegeare required to attend a ‘rollover’ which will be held on Wednesday November 25th and Wednesday December 2nd  2014 from 11:45 to 4:30pm  to find out program expectations and student suitability.

Sample Program Outline

  • Remove and Refit Batteries
  • Apply sealants
  • Recharge Batteries
  • Operate Electrical Test Equipment
  • Clean a Vehicle
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment
  • Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Remove and replace cylinder head
  • Dismantle and assemble carburettor
  • Dismantle and assemble 4-stroke multi-cylinder engine
  • Dismantle and assemble fuel pump
  • Remove and replace radiator
  • Remove and replace clutch assembly
  • Job Seeking Skills


Students must supply overalls, steel cap boots and safety glasses.
Basic stationery is required for written components.


VCAL counts towards Industry Related Skills strand.
VCE eligible for credit of up to four VCE VET units on their VCE Statement of Results. Students will receive one ATAR increment which is calculated as 10 per cent of the average of the scaled scores of the student’s primary four VCE studies.
PRE-APPRENTICESHIP – Selected electives in the specialist sector that schools and RTOs will consult through the model pre-apprenticeship pathways.

Future Employment Opportunities

Automotive Air-conditioning Fitter, Automotive Electrician, Parts Interpreter, Bicycle Technician, Brake Mechanic, Exhaust Fitter and Repairer, Heavy Vehicle Motor Mechanic, Vehicle Serviceperson, Light Vehicle Motor Mechanic.

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