Diploma of Motorsport

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to manage motorsport operational or technical teams. It is suitable for those working within the motorsport industry in a management role.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The Diploma of Motorsport is intended to develop new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are working in management roles in the motorsport sector in the automotive industry.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

advanced diagnostic technician

motorsport team manager

motorsport design technician.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Diploma in Motorsport, competency must be achieved in nine (9) units of competency.

four (4) core units of competency

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

a minimum of three (3) elective units of competency from Group A

a maximum of two (2) elective units of competency from Group B, drawn from any combination of:

units not already chosen from Group A

relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate IV and higher qualifications.

Core units of competency

Complete the following four (4) units of competency.

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Contribute to business improvement

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Manage motorsport operations

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Manage motorsport team development

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Monitor a safe workplace

Elective units of competency

Group A - Elective units

Complete three (3) units of competency from the following list.

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Apply aerodynamic and vehicle dynamic principles and effects to competition vehicles

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Determine material suitability for competition vehicle component construction

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Manage motorsport team media liaison

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Manage motorsport team promotional partnerships and marketing

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Manage team pit lane/service area operations

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Prepare and implement race strategies

Group B - Other elective units

The balance of units, to a maximum of two (2), may be drawn from any combination of:

units not already chosen from Group A

relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate IV and higher qualifications.


    Pathways into the qualification

    Entrants to this qualification are required to have completed AUR40305 Certificate IV in Motorsport or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma.

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 for this qualification as identified by the motorsport sector of the automotive industry. 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:


Communicating with business contacts to promote the goals and objectives of the business

Obtaining feedback from colleagues and clients

Interpreting and completing business documentation

Advising stakeholders of outcomes

Communicating information about tasks, processes and events

Communicating business and legal requirements, including occupational health and safety (OH)S responsibilities


Leading, planning and supervising the performance of team members

Developing team cohesion and fostering innovative work practices

Supporting, respecting and understanding the views of others

Identifying own role and responsibility within a team

Undertaking appropriate and effective communication with team members

Building and maintaining networks and relationships

Problem solving

Accessing and assessing information for accuracy and relevance

Evaluating and modifying as required

Checking and making required adjustments

Using knowledge to solve problems

Using a wide range of strategies and techniques to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying networking opportunities and developing operational strategies to ensure the viability of the business

Instigating new or different work practices to improve productivity or service delivery

Supporting a continuous improvement environment

Identifying issues requiring action and recommending action

Making adjustments to improve workplace processes and procedures

Planning and organising

Allocating work to meet time and budget constraints

Developing plans and schedules

Planning for and organising resources


Prioritising tasks

Operating within appropriate time constraints and work standards

Demonstrating consistent performance


Participating in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain personal knowledge and skills

Systematically identifying learning and development needs

Identifying sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding

Recognising limits of own professional expertise and consulting specialists as necessary

Accessing manufacturer's manuals/specifications to expand knowledge


Using business technology to access, organise and monitor information