Course / Automotive

Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Blended Learning
  • Course Duration
    34 Weeks


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service and repair environment. This qualification is suited to the needs of individuals who are looking at pursuing employment as a team leader or in higher management automotive positions. This course is for you if you are seeking career development, career change and/or upskilling competencies to return to work.

  • Diagnosing systems faults
  • Complex safety systems
  • Automatic transmission and driveline
  • Complex braking systems
  • Environmental compliance
  • Complex engine systems
  • Complex petrol engines
  • Steering and suspension systems

Entry Requirements

International Students studying in Australia on a student visa (IS) seeking to enrol in the program must:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or over at the time of application
  • Completion of an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification*
  • English proficiency levels of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent as per the DHA regulations (International students only)
  • Successful completion of a Pre-training review including a course specific LLN assessment with Accend Education Group

*The selection is not solely based on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered. Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within their chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements.


Students have access to a fully equipped workshop environment (simulated) for practical demonstration and observations of all appropriate units throughout the course.

Practical tasks will be set for each student that relate to the course structure.

An assortment of assessment methods structures this qualification including Practical Observation, Written Assessment, Project and observations while student is attending to simulated real life scenarios.

All practical demonstrations will be observed by a ACCEND Trainer/Assessor.

In meeting their obligations to train a trainee, our trainer will ensure that:

  • The student has access to the full range of settings / experiences required to develop competencies in all aspects of automotive services
  • The student has access to the full range of tools and equipment commonly used by workers employed in the automotive industry
  • The student will be instructed and supervised by a suitably qualified and experienced person.

Employment Outcomes / Pathways

This qualification is suitable for students who are willing to develop skills and knowledge in the following career opportunities:

  • Automotive lead or master technician 
  • Automotive technical advisor
  • Service advisor
  • Specialised diagnostic technician

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded: 

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis (AUR40212)

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

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  • Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis

    Domestic Student Fees
    ItemFee for Service  
    Tuition Fee payable by student (Per Hour) $10.41    
    Course Duration 425 Hours
    Tuition Fee Payable by Student (A) 480 Hours x $10.41 = $5,000.00    
    Materials / Resources (B) $1,500.00    
    Uniform (C) N/A    
    Total Course Fee Payable by Student (A+B+C) $6,500.00    
    International Fees
    Tuition Fee $5,000.00
    Materials $1,250.00
    Uniform $250.00
    Enrolment Fee $250.00
    Total Course Fee $6,750.00
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