Cert IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


Qualification Description

The target group for this course will be international students wanting to gain the Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis. Global Institute of Education will enrol a broad range of students from a variety of backgrounds and with varying career and educational ambitions and objectives.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of vehicles in the automotive retail, service, and repair industry.

Amount of Training
Global Institute of Education will deliver this qualification over a 26-week period. This will consist of scheduled Student Contact Hours (SCH) for 20 Hours over 3 days per week for 24 weeks plus 2 weeks of term breaks. This takes into account public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.
The aim of this course is to provide students with skill & knowledge across a wide range of the automotive retail, service and repair industry and further educational and employment opportunities.
Entry Requirements
Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:
International students are required to hold Overseas Student Health Insurance cover for the duration of the course.

A Great Place To Learn

Mode of Delivery

Face to face classroom theory and practical sessions
Global Institute of Education uses face to face classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching. These lessons are:

Pathways for Students

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After achieving the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, candidates may choose to undertake AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Employment Pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Course Contents

Total units 10 Core unit 1 Elective units 9




Diagnose complex system faults



Diagnose complex electrical and electronic faults in light vehicle safety systems



Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems



Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems



Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines



Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle transmission and driveline



Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control



Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems



Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace



Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace system


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the applicant and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency.

Global Institute of Education is committed to providing up to date and relevant RPL information to all students during pre-enrolment and orientation whilst enrolled. Global Institute of Education staff will provide support and guidance regarding RPL enquiries. All applicants for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be provided with a copy of the relevant unit of competency and evidence requirements for the units being applied for.

It is up to the student to compile the evidence, in consultation with a trainer once they have enrolled.
Evidence documents will be assessed against the rules of evidence namely:

Applicants who are able to provide satisfactory evidence that they have achieved the required unit of competency or competencies may progress through the course with an exemption for the RPL units. If there is any gap identified during the RPL process, then Gap training will be negotiated with the student/learner on an as needs basis and agreed to by all parties on a learning plan or training plan. Any such request has to be received by Global Institute of Education within 14 days of the starting date of the course.

 Any RPL may lead to a reduction in Fees and the Duration of the course which may lead to the change in students course duraiton. Students can apply for RPL. The student must lodge an RPL application form. If RPL is granted then the course duration will be reduced according to the units provided with an RPL outcome. The student training and assessment plan will be amended accordingly.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may also apply for a credit transfer upon enrolment.

Global Institute of Education will provide credit transfer (CT) guides and documentation to students that explain the entire process.

More information about Global Institute of Education ’s CT & RPL assessment tools, policy and procedure is available from by emailing us on (admin@gie.edu.au) or phoning Global Institute of Education on +61 07 3879 4142.