Course / Automotive

Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Face to Face
  • 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

Additional Entry Requirements for International students
International Students Entry requirements:
1. All students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission at Accend Education Group.
2. Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with DHA regulations. 
3. Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered or 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. A minimum of 5 years’ experience would normally be expected however each case will be reviewed individually with their relevant work experience evidence provided.
 4.  Where applicable; (E.g. an applicant who has recently arrived in Australia and has completed their schooling in a language other than English) their literacy and numeracy will be screened prior to a student being enrolled into the course. 
5. For more information on Recoginition of prior learning please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6. Completion of an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification


In AUR40216 - Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Students must complete, a total number of 10 Units consisting of

  • 1 core unit 
  • 9 elective units

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 (AUR40216)

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

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Related Courses

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis

    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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