Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production - Bus, Truck and Trailer

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks in the manufacturing sector. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited. It is suitable for entry into the automotive manufacturing industry.

Job roles or employment outcomes

The Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing Production – Bus, Truck and Trailer is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are manufacturing components for vehicles.

Job roles related to this qualification may include:

Automotive Body Builder

Production Worker

Component Assembler

This qualification is suitable for entry into an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 14 units of competency, consisting of:

7 core units


7 elective units, of which:

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

up to3 units may be chosen from a Certificate II 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

Core units

Unit code

Unit title

Common - Teamwork, Supervision and Management


Work effectively with others in teams

Common - Health and Safety


Monitor and maintain a safe workplace and environment

Common - Technical - Tools and Equipment


Prepare, use and operate equipment, tools and machinery

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical


Read and interpret working drawings and work orders

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Manufacture


Assemble components

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering


Conduct basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging operations


Conduct mechanical cutting operations

Elective units

Unit code

Unit title

Common - Teamwork, Supervision and Management


Manage personal workplace

Common - Technical - Tools and Equipment


Monitor and maintain equipment, tools and machinery

Common - Technical - Fabrication


Stamp and press parts

Passenger Vehicle - Support and Logistics - Manufacture


Prepare and process materials and components

Passenger Vehicle - Quality - Manufacture


Monitor and maintain continuous improvement of systems and processes

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Sales


Provide customer service

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Teamwork, Supervision and Management - Manufacture


Contribute to workplace relationships and processes

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Quality


Inspect work and apply organisation technical quality standards

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Glazing


Install fixed and moveable glass components

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Manufacture


Install and fit out components


Assemble frame and axle


Install or replace mechanical units and assemblies

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Paint


Finish surfaces for painting

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Electrical and Electronic


Perform minor modifications and repairs to electrical circuits and systems

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Fabrication


Prepare materials for fabrication using jigs and fixtures


Fabricate parts for sub-assemblies

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Trimming and Upholstery


Apply trim to components

Bus, Truck and Trailer - Technical - Chassis and Frame


Paint chassis or panels

Imported units

add topic AURC251677A

Use numbers in the workplace

add topic AURC272003A

Apply environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business

add topic AURE224008A

Carry out soldering of electrical wiring/circuits

add topic MSACMC210A

Manage the impact of change on own work

add topic MSACMS200A

Apply competitive manufacturing practices

add topic MSACMS201A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMT240A

Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT251A

Apply quality standards

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic TLID3036A

Lift and move load using a mobile crane


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include AUM30212 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations – Bus, Truck and Trailer or other relevant qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

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:


gathering, conveying and receiving verbal and written information

listening and understanding workplace instructions


working with colleagues and supervisors to contribute to organisational goals

Problem solving

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

checking own work to ensure errors are minimal and work flow is maintained

Initiative and enterprise

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

recognise and respond to circumstances outside of personal competence

Planning and organising

planning own work schedule to ensure tasks are completed on time

setting, monitoring and satisfying personal work goals


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 or specific machinery