What will I learn?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design and modify vehicle systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

This course is designed for international students who will be involved in classroom training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. These students may come from different countries and cultural backgrounds who will be studying in Australia on a valid student visa.


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 31-week period. This will consist of scheduled 24 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 27 weeks (648 hours) allowing for 4 week breaks. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered through class room based face-to-face training, including simulated individual or group exercises in theory classes; practical sessions are delivered in the automotive workshop facilities. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either student’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Employment Pathway

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Automotive Electrical Workshop Manager/Service Manager, Automotive Electrical Workshop Technical Service Advisor, Automotive Master Technician.

Pathways for Further Studies

After achieving the AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology, student may choose to undertake further studies.



Study options

Full Time (31 weeks)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: AUD $6,000; One Time Application Fees: AUD $250 (Non-Refundable)
Start date

To be confirmed


Australian Adelaide International College

Level 1, 135 Pirie Street,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Must have completed an automotive Certificate IV qualification in one of the following disciplines, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)

Minimum 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent as per the following:

a. TOEFL iBT 46
b. PTE Academic 42
c. OET: B for each test component
e. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 162