Certificate IV in Motorsport

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform the role of team leader and supervisor in a motorsport environment. It covers aspects including preparation of competition vehicles, coordinating team operations, non-destructive testing, and pit lane operations.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The Certificate IV in Motorsport is intended to provide advanced training for individuals who perform technical and supervisory roles in motorsport.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

light vehicle mechanic

pit crew coordinator.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Certificate IV in Motorsport, competency must be achieved in ten (10) units of competency, additional to the requirements for Certificate III in Motorsport.

ten (10) elective units of competency, as specified below:

a minimum of five (5) elective units of competency from Group A

a maximum of five (5) 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 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.

Elective units of competency

Group A - Elective units

Complete a minimum of five (5) units of competency from the following list.

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Analyse and repair complex performance driveline systems

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Analyse and repair complex performance fuel systems

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Manage motorsport data acquisition

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Manage personal presentation and development

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Manage the preparation of a competition vehicle

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Prepare competition vehicle suspension

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Select and prepare tyres and wheels for motorsport applications

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Test engines using a dynamometer

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Test suspension dampers using a dynamometer

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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 operations

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Manage motorsport team development

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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 five (5), may be drawn from any combination of:

units not already chosen from Group A

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 IV and Diploma qualifications.

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Contribute to business improvement

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Overhaul engines and associated engine components

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Overhaul petrol fuel system components

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Overhaul clutch assemblies

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Overhaul transmissions (manual)

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Overhaul transmissions (automatic)

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Overhaul final drive assemblies

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Overhaul steering system components

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Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults

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Monitor a safe workplace

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Analyse and present research information

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Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

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Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR30905 Certificate III in Motorsport or other relevant qualifications.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR50305 Diploma of Motorsport 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 Motorsport 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:


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

Problem solving

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

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

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