Certificate I in Automotive

This qualification is an introductory qualification to the automotive retail, service and repair industries and an entry to further training in those sectors. It is designed for application in a highly supervised context, such as VET in schools or other equivalent introduction or induction to industry environments. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The Certificate I in Automotive offers entry-level training for those working or seeking to work in any of the automotive sectors covered by this Training Package. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The qualification targets introductory employment, such as induction or probationary periods for automotive retail, service and repair employment. It may also be suitable for part time and casual employment positions where a full range of skills are not required.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Certificate I in Automotive, competency must be achieved in seven (7) units of competency.

two (2) core units of competency

five (5) elective units of competency, as specified below:

up to five (5) elective units of competency from Group A

a maximum of two (2) units of competency available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate I and II qualifications

a maximum of four (4) elective units of competency may be selected from units aligned to Certificate II qualifications.


The following units of competency must not be used together when achieving this qualification:

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Perform soft soldering

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Carry out soft soldering techniques

Core units of competency

Complete the following two (2) units of competency.

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Apply safe working practices

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Identify environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business

Group A - Elective units of competency

Complete up to five (5) units of competency from the following lists.


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Remove and tag bicycle components

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Remove, repair and fit bicycle tyres


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Read in the workplace

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Use numbers in the workplace

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Work effectively with others

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Identify and select automotive parts and products

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Use and maintain basic measuring devices

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Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment

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Carry out soft soldering techniques

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Apply basic communication skills

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Work effectively in a business environment

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Operate a personal computer

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Organise and complete daily work activities

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Perform soft soldering

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Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


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Remove and tag automotive electrical system components

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Test, service and maintain battery storage systems

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Remove and replace electrical/electronic units/assemblies

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Service, maintain or replace batteries

Outdoor power equipment

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Service line trimming systems and components


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Remove and tag engine system components

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Remove and tag steering, suspension and brake system components

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Remove and tag transmission system components

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Carry out workshop practice activities

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Carry out servicing operations

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Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

Vehicle body

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Remove and tag vehicle body system components

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Remove, replace and realign bolt-on panels, sections and fittings

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Remove and replace mechanical units/assemblies

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Carry out masking procedures

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Prepare vehicle components for paint repairs

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Carry out sewing repairs and alterations

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Wash/clean vehicle body and door cavities

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Clean and finish vehicle interior trim and seats

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Remove and install rear vision mirrors

Up to two (2) relevant units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate I and II qualifications.


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include any Certificate II qualification within the AUR05 Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package or other relevant qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

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 retail service and repair 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, receiving and understanding verbal and written information and workplace instructions

Communicating with clients, colleagues and others

Understanding relevant industry definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Recording relevant information using standard workplace documentation


Working with colleagues and supervisors to prioritise and action tasks

Providing assistance to other team members

Relating to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Problem solving

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

Examining tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifying typical faults and problems and taking necessary remedial action

Initiative and enterprise

Raising occupational health and safety (OHS) issues with the appropriate person

Responding to change and workplace challenges

Maximising use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising

Planning own work schedule to ensure tasks are completed on time

Selecting and using appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Sequencing tasks using time management techniques


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

Identifying own roles and responsibilities

Completing daily work activities

Cleaning up work area


Listening to ideas and opinions of other members of the team

Identifying own learning needs and seeking skill development as required

Being open to learning new ideas and techniques


Using computers and relevant software

Using and operating a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Applying measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment and formulas as required