If you're keen to have a career working in the automotive servicing industry. this course (available as a pre-apprenticeship) will get you job ready with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for when they hire an apprentice!
You'll learn about how vehicle systems and subsystems operate, and how to carry out jobs including inspecting and servicing cars; troubleshooting, dismantling and assembling engines; servicing and repairing brakes and suspension systems; understanding and repairing cooling systems; servicing fuel injection systems; changing tyres and wheels, servicing gearboxes and transmissions; and basic electrical and general repairs on cars.
Best of all, you'll learn on a range of different vehicles, in a fully equipped workshop!
Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course
To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.
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.
Get started in the automotive industry.
If working with cars and trucks is what you would like to do, this course is the one for you. You'll learn how to service engines, and use and maintain workplace tools and equipment. After successful completion you may start an Apprenticeship in a range of areas including Motor Mechanic (light), Heavy Duty Road Transport, Mobile Plant, Automotive Electrician or Panel Beater.
You'll gain skills in:
- Communicating effectively
- Working in a team environment
- Planning, organising and problem solving skills
- Servicing a vehicle
- Performing general vehicle maintenance and small repairs
You will also have the opportunity to test your skills in the workplace through a Supervised Work Placement during this course.
Gear up for a career in the automotive industry
Complete this pre-apprenticeship course and you'll have what employers will are looking for in an apprentice light vehicle automotive service and repair technician. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive and give you a flying start in learning a trade. Plus our strong links to the automotive industry may also help!
Automotive technicians work on the mechanical parts of motor vehicles, including the engine, transmission and suspension systems.
Enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.
There may be competitive entry to this course. For successful completion of this course, you will be required to complete a work placement component.
By the time you've finished this qualification, you'll know your radiator from your regulator and be in a good position to get yourself an apprenticeship in mechanics.
Specialist training facilities
South Metro TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.
Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.
This qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge used in the automotive vehicle servicing sector. You will learn skills in carrying out servicing operations, inspecting and servicing engines, steering and suspension systems, repairing single electrical circuits, using and maintaining workplace tools and equipment. You will also learn how to apply safe work practices and apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes.
The aim of this pre-apprenticeship is to provide learners with industry specific training to gain skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable transition into an indentured apprenticeship.
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.
Industry Training & Workplace Services, offers Pre Apprenticeship in Schools (PAiS) program in AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of servicing operations for vehicles within an automotive service or repair business. Students will learn how to service and repair minor faults on automotive vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical systems and components. Don’t hesitate to call us on 90227100 if you have any enquiries about this qualification.
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.