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Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation - TAFE at School

Pre-apprenticeship Description

Kick start your career in the automotive industry with this foundation qualification. This entry-level course will give you the confidence you need to seek an automotive apprenticeship. The automotive industry offers the opportunity to get involved in a broad-based skills area driven by new technologies. Automotive employment opportunities are emerging in diagnostic, servicing, repair and maintenance roles across Australia. In this course you will gain the basic skills and knowledge required to carry out workplace tasks safely and effectively. You will become familiar with electrical and mechanical components and systems and learn how to use appropriate tools and equipment to complete basic removal, inspection and refitting of automotive components. This course will set you on the path to finding an apprenticeship in a wide range of automotive occupations including a light or heavy vehicle mechanic, an automotive electrician, a diesel fitter or an outdoor power equipment technician. You may also like to seek employment as a vehicle service assistant or as an automotive parts interpreter.

Eligibility Requirements

Students should contact their School Careers Officer. To enrol students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course. Students must be in Year 10, 11 or 12. Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Contact Information

Pre-apprenticeship Contact Name

Customer Service Centre


(07) 5581 8300


Pre-apprenticeship address

Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Pre-apprenticeship Start Date

2 February 2018

Hours Per Week

7 hours


20 weeks


Fee free for eligible secondary school students

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