Certificate I in Automotive Manufacturing

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare for work in the automotive manufacturing industry. This may include undertaking a range of limited tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 6 units of competency, consisting of:

3 core units


3 elective units, of which:

all elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below

up to 1 unit may be drawn from a Certificate I or Certificate II qualification in this Training Package, another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit selected for this qualification

Core units

Unit code

Unit title

Common - Foundation and Employability Skills


Manage personal career goals

Common - Technical - Tools and Equipment


Select and use tools and equipment in an automotive manufacturing environment

Imported units

add topic MEM13014A

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

Elective units

Unit code

Unit title

Common - Teamwork, Supervision and Management


Manage personal workplace


Work effectively with others in teams

Imported units

add topic AURC172003A

Identify environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business

add topic BSBCMM101A

Apply basic communication skills

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include AUM20112 Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production – Passenger Motor Vehicle, AUM20212 Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production – Bus, Truck and Trailer, or other relevant qualifications in the automotive industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Licensing considerations

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the automotive manufacturing industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


gathering, conveying and receiving verbal and written information

listening and understanding workplace instructions

interpreting safety instructions and signage


working with colleagues and supervisors to contribute to work flow

Problem solving

resolving simple maintenance issues with tools and equipment

solving routine problems related to hazards in the workplace while under direct supervision

Initiative and enterprise

raising environmental and occupational health and safety (OHS) issues with appropriate personnel

Planning and organising

planning own work schedule to ensure tasks are completed on time


behaving in ways that contribute to an effective and safe working environment

identifying own roles and responsibilities


listening to ideas and opinions of other members of the team

following safety procedures


operating a range of tools and equipment