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Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

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

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recommends the following: You will have successfully completed Year 10 in a Queensland secondary school or equivalent. If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment. Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.

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

29 January 2018

Hours Per Week

28 hours


12 weeks


Full fee $3220; Subsidised $200-$394; Concession $80

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