Automotive Technology (A/V)

In the Automotive Technology course students develop knowledge and skills related to various types of engine and vehicle systems.  At a professional level, the course provides a pathway into the Automotive Industry.

Students who can demonstrate competence to an industry standard will be awarded a Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR10120), a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

This is also an ideal course for students who want to learn about maintaining their own car.

The following units can be used to make up an Automotive Technology course.


Students study general systems, components and configurations of stationary engines plant and vehicles. They explore areas of the automotive industry including employment sectors such as automotive mechanical, automotive electrical, automotive panel beating, automotive spare parts and automotive car sales. Students will also learn safety and emergency practices and procedures in the automotive workplace.

Electrical Systems

Students study electrical systems, components and configurations of plant and vehicles. They explore a range of areas, for example: circuits, batteries, starter motors, alternators and electrical test equipment and sensors.

Engine Systems

Students study engine systems, components and configurations of plant and vehicles. They explore engine parts such as pistons, valves, camshafts, crankshafts and how the individual components interact to create a functioning engine system.

Vehicles Systems

Students study individual systems and how they combine together to form a complete functional vehicle or plant. Some of these systems may include wheel and tyre assemblies, and suspension and braking systems. They learn to communicate effectively and resolve problems in the automotive workplace.

Automotive Technology