AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


26 weeks


1 Core + 9 Electives


Nationally Recognised colleges and courses

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform advanced diagnostic tasks in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Students will work in an automotive workshop as highly skilled diagnosticians. They are responsible for diagnosing difficult faults and must be able to use highly technical diagnostic equipment and have a high level of understanding of vehicle and machinery systems.

Admission requirements :

  1. Minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
  3. Those undertaking the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
  4. English proficiency:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score 5.5 with a score not lower than 5.0 in each module
    • TOEFL 46
    • CAE 47
    • OET PASS
    • TOEFL PBT 527
    • or equivalent.
  5. Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process to identify if prospective student required LLN Support.


Motor Mechanics

The number of people working as Motor Mechanics (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
from 99,200 in 2014 to 107,300 in 2019.

Caution: The Australian jobs market is changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These estimates do not take account of the impact of COVID-19. They may not reflect the current jobs market and should be used and interpreted with extreme caution.

  • Size: This is a very large occupation.
  • Location: Motor Mechanics work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Retail Trade; and Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,436 per week (similar to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (90%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 1% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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