AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Cricos Course Code: 099119M

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis provides you with the opportunity to start your career in the automotive industry. In addition to providing you with a variety of employment opportunities in the field of automotive diagnostics, handling, repairs, and maintenance, it is intended to help you get established in that field.

This program will also provide you with the skill set necessary to progress in the field of Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. This includes the ability to diagnose, repair, and troubleshoot automobile systems. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on real-life automobiles. This will give you the knowledge and experience needed to become successful in the field. Additionally, the program will help you develop the interpersonal skills necessary to build a successful career in automotive diagnostics. 

AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Career Outcomes

The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis provides advanced training for automotive technicians who want to further develop their diagnostic and technical skills. Job roles related to this qualification include:
  • Automotive Lead or Master Technician
  • Automotive Technical Adviser

Qualification Entry Requirements

Those undertaking the certificate IV in automotive mechanical diagnosis must have completed an automotive mechanical certificate lll qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

Macallan Entry Requirements

  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, or turning 18 years of age prior to commencement of their study.
  • Students require a completed Year 10 or equivalent; or Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study, LLN level and personal competencies .
  • Student’s must have English proficiency as guided by Macallan College’s English Proficiency Policy and Procedures.
  • IELTS Test – overall score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no individual section score less than 5.5. 

NOTE: All applicants from AL3 countries must sit an IELTS test.

  • Pre-entry Oxford English online test result of no less than B2.2 with a minimum score of 71.

Course Duration

The anticipated time to complete the course is 26 Weeks, comprising of:

  • 22 Weeks of Classroom/Workshop based training
  • 4 Weeks of academic review/break
*Academic break times are indicative and are subject to change

Delivery And Assessment

  • Classroom / face to face
  • Workshop Sessions
  • Simulations
  • Placement
Training and Assessment will be conducted through a combination of blended learning environments. Both knowledge and practical assessments are required to be completed with a competent outcome for each unit to achieve your certificate.


Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  • AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR50216 Diploma Of Automotive Technology

For other relevant qualifications or explore further study options in the automotive sector please refer to

Certificate Issuance

A Certificate is issued where all 10 units have been deemed competent. A Statement of Attainment is issued when only some units are deemed competent and the course is not completed in full.

Issuing of your Certificate and / or Statement of Attainment occurs within 30 days of your last unit being deemed competent, however, this may be delayed in the event that you have not provided your Unique Student Identifier (USI) or you have any outstanding fees not finalised.

Qualification Rules & Units of Competency

10 Units in Total

1 core unit + 9 elective units

The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination and suitable for industry required outcomes.

Units Code Units
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
AURLTB104  Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURLTD109  Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline
AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
AURLTE105 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

Fees & Charges

Contact the relevant campus for further information.


  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Richmond
  • Sydney