Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Jobs and Skills WA: Automotive courses
Rev up your career in the automotive industry!

If you're keen to start a career in the automotive industry, this course will give you the skills and knowledge for entry level work in retail, service and repair. It's the perfect way to get a head start on a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship, because you'll already have the basics!

Through this training, you'll learn how to assess automotive workplace safety; identify electrical and mechanical systems; safely use and maintain tools and equipment; and get hands on experience practicing automotive repairs with an environmentally sustainable awareness. 

You'll also learn a range of entry level automotive service tasks such as how to refit and balance tyres; how to strip and rebuild engines or disc and drum brakes; the basics of car servicing; how to splice and solder wires; creating a working circuit; and car electrics.

Aboriginal school-based training program (ASBT)
Industry: Automotive
National course code: AUR10120 | WA State ID: BGA3

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.


Throughout this course, participants will learn how to undertake a range of simple automotive tasks under close supervision.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.


Broome Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This course is an introductory qualification to automotive retail, service and repair industries and an entry to further training in many sectors. Participants are provided with:

  • A pick-up and drop-off service from nominated public transport locations
  • Breakfast and lunch every day
  • Assistance with résumés
  • Mentoring 
  • Personal Protective Equipment 

Delivery location


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.