AUR40208 - Certificate IV in Automotive Technology
Certificate IV in Automotive Technology
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic, troubleshooting and repair operations in an automotive retail, service and repair environment.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate IV in Automotive Technology is intended to provide advanced training for automotive mechanics, electricians and vehicle body repairers who want to further develop their technical, diagnostic and repair skills.
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:
vehicle service manager.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
To be awarded the Certificate IV in Automotive Technology, competency must be achieved in ten (10) units of competency, additional to the requirements of a relevant Certificate III automotive qualification.
one (1) core unit of competency
nine (9) elective units of competency, as specified below.
one (1) elective unit of competency from Group A
eight (8) elective units of competency from Group B, drawn from any combination of:
units not already chosen from Group A
Group B units listed
up to three (3) relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate III, IV and Diploma qualifications
a maximum of two (2) elective units may be selected from units aligned to Diploma qualifications.
Where prerequisite units are identified they must be counted in the total number of units required for completion of the qualification.
Core units of competency
Complete the following one (1) unit of competency.
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Group B - Other elective units
Select eight (8) elective units in any combination from:
Group B units listed below
up to three (3) relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate III, IV and Diploma qualifications.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR30308 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology, AUR30611 Certificate III in Automotive Specialist, AUR30805 Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Body or other relevant qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR50205 Diploma of Automotive Technology or other relevant qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
The Certificate IV in Automotive Technology may be attained as a generic qualification, or where a particular occupational outcome is required, may include a specialisation.
Specialisations for this qualification include:
Advice is provided at the end of this qualification on the recommended units of competency for each specialisation.
Where elective units of competency are packaged to suit a particular industry sector or occupational outcome, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) might issue, for example, a:
Certificate IV in Automotive Technology (specialising in mechanical)
Certificate IV in Automotive Technology (mechanical)
It should be noted that a qualification with a specialisation does not change the title of the qualification, although RTOs may choose to record the specialisation below the title.
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.
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.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Understanding input from specialist personnel and technical representatives
Providing guidance to others and clearly describing faults, problems and repair requirements
Negotiating with other team members or supervisors regarding timing and progress of work activities and access to equipment
Understanding and interpreting regulations, procedures, instructions and repair manuals
Interpreting wiring diagrams and system schematics, and reading drawings relating to repair activities
Using computers to obtain technical data and complete documentation
Articulating complex ideas clearly
Interpreting a range of complex and technical documents
Analysing and evaluating records, reports and reference materials
Understanding relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language
Performing tasks as an individual while being responsive to supervisors and others
Working effectively with others who may be of different ages, gender, race, religion and political persuasion
Assisting other team members with tasks and providing advice on work processes and troubleshooting
Seeking expert advice where appropriate
Supporting team members in developing skills and knowledge
Working within own role to support team activities
Identifying and utilising the strengths of other team members
Identifying problems in a timely manner and developing practical solutions to problems/faults not fully covered by technical data
Responding to emergencies or accidents in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirements
Identifying possible solutions for improving environmental and resource efficient work practices
Using mathematical techniques to relate diagnostic/test results to system or component performance and to convert values between systems of measurement
Finding, analysing and interpreting data which may be incomplete or have discrepancies
Diagnosing customer service complaints and taking steps to improve the service
Applying a range of problem-solving strategies
Seeking information from various sources to determine the cause of the problem
Initiative and enterprise
Adapting to new situations that arise as a consequence of regulatory changes, revised technical data, practices and procedures
Varying work practices and behaviour as a result of performance feedback from peers and supervisors
Adapting competencies to the performance of a wide range of repair tasks
Contributing to a process of continuous improvement and a willingness to support and participate in the effective introduction of new work practices
Identifying learning opportunities to improve work practices
Evaluating tasks to improve efficiency
Promoting environmental and resource efficient work practices
Planning and organising
Clarifying task objectives and required outcomes through discussion with supervisors and other team members
Collecting, analysing and organising information relating to assigned repair tasks and confirming the purpose and required work outcomes
Identifying and organising equipment and material/resource requirements
Planning for contingencies
Accepting responsibility for managing individual workload to meet target completion times or fit in with team milestones
Evaluating own performance and identifying areas for improvement
Managing time to independently complete tasks
Planning and reviewing own work
Using judgement and discretion with confidential information
Taking advantage of learning opportunities that arise internally and externally
Adapting competencies to accommodate new ideas and techniques
Using feedback from supervisors and peers to identify ways in which competence can be improved
Participating in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain knowledge and skills
Seeking out and learning new ideas, skills and techniques
Operating diagnostic and test equipment
Performance testing of components, systems and equipment
Using tools and equipment efficiently and safely
Storing and caring for components, parts, tools, test equipment and support equipment
Using computers and microfiche to obtain technical and repair data
Using business technology to collect, analyse and provide information