Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of specialist roles within the automotive manufacturing sector. This may involve undertaking a range of complex and non-routine tasks with substantial self-direction and judgement including leadership of others.

Job roles or employment outcomes

This qualification is a post-trade level qualification in the automotive manufacturing industry.

It is designed for managers and supervisors covering a range of specialised functions in the automotive manufacturing sector.

Job roles related to this qualification may include:

Line Manager

Production Manager



To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 9 units of competency, consisting of:

3 elective units from Group A


6 elective units from Group B, of which:

all elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed in Group B below

up to 2 units may be drawn from a Certificate IV qualification or above 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.

Elective units

Group A

Unit code

Unit title

Common - Teamwork, Supervision and Management


Coordinate project activities

Passenger Vehicle - Technical


Produce research reports


Seek, evaluate, organise and prepare information

Passenger Vehicle - Technical - Tools and Equipment


Establish a test and trial for components of plant, tooling, equipment or systems

Passenger Vehicle - Technical - Manufacture


Create new product designs


Develop conceptual models and prototypes

Group B

Unit code

Unit title

Imported units

add topic AURT570093A

Analyse and evaluate light vehicle steering and suspension system faults

add topic AURT570193A

Analyse and evaluate light vehicle driveline system faults

add topic AURT570293A

Analyse and evaluate light vehicle engine and fuel system faults

add topic AURT570393A

Analyse and evaluate light vehicle braking system faults

add topic AURT575093A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in stability/steering/suspension systems

add topic AURT575193A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in electric over hydraulic systems

add topic AURT575293A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in engine management systems

add topic AURT575393A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in transmission/driveline systems

add topic AURT575493A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in braking systems

add topic AURT575593A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in safety systems

add topic AURT575693A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in monitoring/protection systems

add topic AURT575893A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in convenience and entertainment systems

add topic AURT575993A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in theft deterrent systems

add topic AURT576093A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in electric and hybrid vehicle systems

add topic AURT576193A

Analyse and evaluate electrical and electronic faults in climate control systems

add topic AURT576520A

Develop and apply electrical systems modification

add topic AURT576620A

Develop and apply electronic systems modification

add topic AURT577120A

Develop and apply gas fuel systems modification

add topic AURT577520A

Prepare technical reports

add topic BSBOHS501B

Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS

add topic BSBPMG501A

Manage application of project integrative processes

add topic BSBPMG504A

Manage project costs

add topic BSBPMG508A

Manage project risk

add topic BSBWOR502B

Ensure team effectiveness

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

add topic MSL924002A

Use laboratory application software


Entry Requirements

Those undertaking AUM50112 Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing are required to have completed AUM40112 Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

Additional qualification advice

Training organisations are advised that in addition to the technical knowledge outlined in the relevant units of competency, any appropriate specialised technical knowledge should be included in any training plan.

Licensing Information

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:


conducting research to collect and analyse information in a range of reports

consulting with others to develop a range of plans and reports

liaising with stakeholders and promoting participative workplace arrangements

negotiating solutions to new and emerging issues


contributing to the development of other team members

providing feedback on team performance to colleagues and managers

Problem solving

applying risk management processes to business operations

assessing financial viability of new opportunities and matching organisational capability with market needs

Initiative and enterprise

encouraging creative and innovative workplace solutions

identifying new and emerging opportunities for the business and developing strategies to capitalise on them

managing, fostering and facilitating change

Planning and organising

developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances

planning for contingencies and performance of staff and systems


dealing with contingencies

managing own time and priorities

taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational policies and procedures are adhered to


assisting others to acquire new knowledge and skills to improve team and individual performance


using electronic communication devices and processes, such as internet, intranet and email, to produce written correspondence and reports

using technology to assist the management of information and to assist the planning process