Commissioner's Information Bulletin 655

Automotive

Automotive Retail, Service and Repair - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Date of effect: 9 May 2016

Updated: 11 January 2019

Bulletin Information

In this updated Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) the apprenticeship vocation Automotive – Underbody Technology is varied to update the national qualification code AUR32518 Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology to align to the current AURv5.0 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

All other Vocational Training Orders remain unchanged.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 633.

On this page:

Vocational Training Orders (VTOs)

Apprenticeships

Traineeships

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Licenses for supervisors and regulatory requirements (#,##)

Industrial arrangements

Part-time apprenticeships

Competency based completion

Competency based progression of apprentices

School based traineeships

Learning resources and assessment materials

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries


Job descriptions

Apprenticeships

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. They service and repair a range of mechanical and electrical systems on agricultural equipment such as the engine, transmission, driveline, steering and suspension systems. Apprentices may be employed as Agricultural Mechanical Technicians.

Certificate III apprentices install and repair alternative fuel systems and associated systems in the automotive light or heavy vehicle service and repair sector. Apprentices may be employed as: Heavy Vehicle CNG Repair Technician; Heavy Vehicle LNG Repair Technician; or Light Vehicle Repair Technician (LPG).

Certificate III perform work in the manufacturing, repair and maintenance of trimming components to a range of motor vehicles, marine craft, recreational, canvas, camping and other vehicles within the automotive service and repair industry. Apprentices may be employed as a Vehicle Trimmer.

Certificate III apprentices repair, maintain and re-manufacture the body of cars, heavy vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. Apprentices will work with tradespeople employed as panel beaters, vehicle body builders/ repair technicians, vehicle body restoration technicians, or heavy vehicle body and chassis repair technicians.

Certificate III apprentices perform a range of tasks on a variety of diesel engines and associated systems within the automotive service and repair sector. Apprentices may be employed as a Diesel Engine Technician.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of diesel fuel systems in the automotive service and repair sector. Apprentices may be employed as Heavy Diesel Fuel Technicians.

Certificate III apprentices work on light vehicles, motor cycles, trucks, plant and outdoor equipment performing diagnostic procedures, servicing, repair and overhaul of clutch assemblies and overhaul, servicing and repair of manual/automatic transmissions and final drive assemblies and drivelines. Apprentices may be employed as a Drivetrain Repair Technician; or a Heavy Vehicle Drivetrain Repair Technician.

Certificate III apprentices learn to service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components. Apprentices can be employed as automotive electricians, automotive electrical technicians, and automotive electrical diagnostic technicians. Apprentices may be employed as an Automotive Electrician.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of elevating work platforms and associated systems such as cherry-pickers, scissor lifts and boom lifts. Apprentices may be employed as an Elevating Work Platform Technician.

Certificate III apprentices recondition engines. They set up and operate machinery to restore and recondition the machined surfaces of vehicle components. The job involves such tasks as dismantling engines, rebuilding and reclaiming engine components, reboring and honing engine cylinders and conducting testing procedures. Apprentices may be employed as an Automotive Engine Reconditioner.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of forklift systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Apprentices may be employed as a Forklift Technician.

Certificate III apprentices perform work to remove, install, repair and manage glazing technical operations of cars and other vehicles within the automotive industry. Apprentices may be employed as a Vehicle Glazing Technician.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of heavy commercial trailers and associated systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Apprentices may be employed as a Heavy Commercial Trailer Technician.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of heavy commercial vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector. Apprentices may be employed as a Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles. They service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmissions (clutch, gear box and differential) and suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres). Apprentices may be employed as Light Vehicle Mechanical Technicians.

Certificate III apprentices perform a range of tasks in a boat workshop or combined workshop working on inboard and outboard boat engines and equipment. Tasks include diagnosis of problems, repair and servicing of engines and engine components, cooling and petrol fuel systems and clutch assemblies. Apprentices may be employed as Marine Technicians.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant machinery. They service and repair the mechanical and electrical systems of mobile plant such as the engine, transmission, electrical, final drive, steering, hydraulic and baking systems. Apprentices may be employed as Mobile Plant Technicians.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of motorcycles They use diagnosis procedures to determine faults, repair and servicing of engines and engine components, cooling systems, petro fuel systems, emissions control systems, clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, drivelines, braking, steering and suspension systems on motorcycles. Apprentices may be employed as a Motorcycle Repair Technician.

Certificate III apprentices will develop the skills and knowledge required to paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces to a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles within the automotive industry. They prepare panel surfaces, mix paint colours and apply paints to create a high-quality finish that meets the customer's expectations and industry standards. Apprentices may be employed as: Automotive Refinishing Technicians; or a Vehicle Painter.

Certificate III apprentices perform sales-related tasks in the automotive retail, service or repair sector. Parts interpreters are involved in the selling, stock control and administration of automotive replacement parts such as engine, brake and transmission components, batteries, headlights and tyres, and accessories such as seat covers, tow bars and car cleaning equipment. Apprentices may work in a retail or wholesale environment. Apprentices may be employed as: a Parts Interpreter; or Vehicle Salesperson.

Certificate III apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on the underbody systems of a variety of vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. They select, change and repair tyres as well as servicing, fault diagnosing and repairing braking, steering and suspension systems. Apprentices may be employed as Automotive Underbody Repair Technicians or Mechanics.

Traineeships

Certificate II trainees perform office and administrative functions in the automotive retail, service or repair business. Trainees can be employed as clerical assistant, office assistant, receptionist, service department receptionist, on-line receptionist, and data entry assistant.

Certificate III trainees perform a broad range of administrative duties in the automotive industry. Trainees can be employed as office Administrators in a vehicle service centre or a Dealership Administrative officer.

Certificate II trainees service, repair air conditioning in components/systems on various vehible types including cars, trucks, agricultural and earthmoving equipment. Trainees may be employed as an Automotive Air Conditioning Serviceperson.

Certificate III trainees perform a broad range of mechanical tasks on a variety of bicycles in the bicycle retail, service and repair industry. The work may also include tasks related to the operation of the business, retail sales and/or the supervision of others. Trainees can be trained as bicycle repair technicians and/or bicycle mechanics.

Certificate II trainees perform a range of tasks on vehicle bodies in an automotive repair facility. Job roles related to this qualification include: vehicle body repair assistant, vehicle paintless dent repair assistant, vehicle painter assistant, vehicle trimmer assistant, vehicle glazing assistant, vehicle dismantler, vehicle detailer, vehicle body assembler, vehicle tinter. Certificate IV trainees perform as a team leader or workplace manager. A wide range of technical skills, knowledge, leadership and supervision of others is expected.

Certificate II trainees perform a limited range of tasks relating to braking systems in an automotive service or repair business. Job roles can include automotive braking systems specialist.

Certificate II trainees perform a limited range of tasks on cooling systems in an automotive service or repair business. Trainees work with automotive radiator repair specialists.

Certificate II trainees perform servicing and repair of engine cylinder heads of cars and heavy vehicles in an automotive service or repair business. Trainees can be trained as Automotive Engine Cylinder Head Repair Specialists and Automotive Engine Reconditioners.

Certificate II trainees service and repair driveline and transmission components/systems of cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service or repair business. Trainees can be employed as Automotive Driveline and Transmission Specialists.

Certificate II trainees perform a range of tasks relating to the installing, assembling and servicing electrical components and systems of motor vehicles in the automotive electrical industry.

Certificate IV trainees work as master diagnostic technicians servicing, diagnosing and repair vehicle electrical systems and components. A range of advanced electrical diagnostic skills and knowledge is necessary and leadership and supervision of others would be expected.

Certificate II trainees service and repair exhaust components/systems of cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service or repair business. Trainees may be employed as an Exhaust Fitter.

Certificate II trainees perform a limited range of tasks on competition vehicles in the motor sport industry. Job roles could include: Race Team General Hand; Motor Sport Technician.

Certificate II trainees perform a limited range of service and repair tasks on outdoor power equipment. It is suitable for entry into the power equipment service and repair sector.

Certificate III trainees perform services and repair functions in the outdoor power equipment mechanical service and repair industry. Trainees can be trained as outdoor power equipment technicians and/or repair technicians. The work may also include tasks related to the operation of the business and/or the supervision of others.

Certificate II and III trainees perform general sales and marketing functions in an automotive retail, service or repair business. Certificate II trainees can be employed as service station attendant or salesperson, bicycle salesperson, outdoor equipment salesperson and sales assistant. Certificate III trainees can be employed as Parts Interpreter, Vehicle Salesperson, Farm Machinery Salesperson, Motorcycle Salesperson.

Certificate II trainees perform servicing and maintenance of vehicles in an automotive service or repair business. Trainees will be required to have skills and knowledge to perform a range of servicing operations on light vehicles, heavy vehicles and/or motorcycles within an automotive service or repair business. Job roles can be Automotive Serviceperson - General or Light Vehicle.

Certificate II trainees perform servicing of steering and suspension components/systems of cars and heavy vehicles in an automotive service or repair business. Trainees can be trained as Steering and Suspension Specialists.

Certificate III trainees perform service and repair roles in the outdoor power equipment mechanical service and repair industry. Job roles include Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians and Repair Technicians.

Certificate II trainees perform servicing tyres of agricultural equipment, light vehicles, heavy vehicles and/or motorcycles within an automotive service or repair business. Trainees may be employed as Automotive Tyre Fitters.

Certificate II trainees perform servicing of underbody systems of vehicles within an automotive service or repair business. Trainees can be trained as Automotive Vehicle Serviceperson.

Certificate IV trainees perform a range of high level evaluation and assessment functions in the vehicle loss assessing industry. The traineeship is suitable for entry into the vehicle loss assessing industry however trainees must have completed an automotive Certificate III qualification in one of the following areas: Automotive Vehicle Body or equivalent, Automotive Paint or equivalent, Automotive Mechanical or equivalent or Automotive Electrical or equivalent.

Certificate II is an introductory qualification to the automotive retail, service and repair industries and an entry to further training in several sectors. It is designed for application in a highly supervised context such as VET in Schools or other equivalent introduction or induction to industry environments. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.


Competency Based Progression

For apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 48 months or part-time nominal term of 72 months - direct entry.
The rate of progress will be determined as follows:

Stage of apprenticeship Entry, progression and exit requirements
Stage 1 Nil entry requirements.
Progression to Stage 2 Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 2:
  • on attainment of 25% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices
and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Progression to Stage 3 Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 3:
  • On attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices
and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Progression to Stage 4 Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 4:
  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Exit
  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 36 months - direct entry
The rate of progress will be determined as follows:

Stage of apprenticeship Entry, progression and exit requirements
Stage 1 Nil entry requirements.
Progression to Stage 2 Apprentices progress to Stage 2:
  • on attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier - part-time apprentices
Progression to Stage 3 Apprentices progress to Stage 3:
  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprenticeships
Exit
  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.

Advanced Entry

The rate of progress for apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 36 months or part-time nominal term of 54 months - reduced from full-time nominal term of 48 months where the apprentice holds the lower level qualification specified in the VTO - will be determined as follows:

Stage of apprenticeship Entry, progression and exit requirements
Apprentices enter Stage 2
Progression to Stage 3 Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 3:
  • on attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Progression to Stage 4 Full-time and part-time apprentices progress to Stage 4:
  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 3 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Exit
  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 30 months - reduced from nominal term of 36 months where the apprentice holds a relevant lower-level qualification as specified in the Vocational Training Order.
The rate of progress will be determined as follows:

Stage of apprenticeship Entry, progression and exit requirements
Stage 1 Apprentices enter Stage 1
Progression to Stage 2 Apprentices progress to Stage 2:
  • on attainment of 40% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 6 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 9 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Progression to Stage 3 Apprentices progress to Stage 3:
  • on attainment of 80% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - full-time apprentices

and
  • 18 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier) - part-time apprentices
Exit
  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Automotive - Agricultural Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 March 2017
Qualification AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved.

The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training.

The apprentice’s progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Alternative Fuel Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 October 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR32016 Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR32016 Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR32016 Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Automotive - Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 20 September 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR32316 Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Body Repair Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships.

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR32116 Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Diesel Engine Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 October 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology where the trainee holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Diesel Fuel Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 October 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31416 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31416 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31416 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology where the trainee holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Automotive - Drivetrain Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31616 Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31616 Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31616 Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Mechanical Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Automotive - Electrical Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Elevating Work Platform - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 20 September 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31916 Certificate III in Elevating Work Platform
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Engine Reconditioning - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31316 Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31316 Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31316 Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology or AUR21516 Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Forklift Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31716 Certificate III in Forklift Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31716 Certificate in Forklift Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31716 Certificate in Forklift Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Glazing Technology - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 20 September 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR32216 Certificate III in Automotive Glazing Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31816 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31816 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31816 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Mechanical Servicing Technology
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Automotive - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Marine Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 29 July 2016
Qualification AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20616 Certificate II in Marine Mechanical Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Mobile Plant Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 29 July 2016
Qualification AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
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Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Motorcycle Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 30 March 2017
Qualification AUR30816 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR30816 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30816 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
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Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR30816 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved.
The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training.

The apprentice’s progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Refinishing Technology - Apprenticeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Update 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology where the apprentice holds AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
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Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

School based

AUR32416 Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

The term for a school-based apprenticeship will be the school-based component plus 36 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the job-training. The apprentice's progress post-school will be determined as per Stage 2 of the apprenticeship model above.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Sales (Parts Interpreting) - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR31016 Certificate III in Automotive Sales
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR31016 Certificate III in Automotive Sales by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31016 Certificate III in Automotive Sales where the apprentice holds AUR21116 Certificate II in Automotive Sales
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
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Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary period 3 months

Automotive - Underbody Technology - Apprenticeship#

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 11 January 2019
Qualification AUR32518 Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • AUR32516 Certificate III in Underbody Technology by direct entry
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR32516 Certificate III in Underbody Technology where the apprentice holds:
    • AUR20916 CII in Automotive Body Repair Technology
    • AUR21216 CII in Automotive Underbody Technology
    • AUR21316 CII in Automotive Braking System Technology
    • AUR21616 CII in Automotive Driveline System Technology
    • AUR21716 CII in Automotive Exhaust System Technology
    • AUR21816 CII in Automotive Steering and Suspension System Technology
    • AUR21916 CII in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology
      • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Note:
Apprentices are able to progress through the apprenticeship on the achievement of competencies rather than time served. For an explanation of how to apply the competency based progression model to the apprenticeship, click here.

Probationary period 3 months

TRAINEESHIPS

Automotive - Administration - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • AUR20116 Certificate II in Automotive Administration by direct entry
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30116 Certificate III in Automotive Administration by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30116 Certificate III in Automotive Administration where the trainee holds AUR20116 Certificate II in Automotive Administration
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Air Conditioning Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 2 November 2018
Qualification AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Bicycle Workshop Operations - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 1 June 2018
Qualification AUR30216 Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • AUR30216 Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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School based

AUR30216 Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the-job training.

Automotive - Body Repair Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months
School based

AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the-job training.

Automotive - Braking System Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21316 Certificate II in Automotive Braking System Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Cooling System Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21416 Certificate II in Automotive Cooling System Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period

Automotive - Cylinder Head Reconditioning Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21516 Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Driveline System Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21616 Certificate II in Automotive Driveline System Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Electrical Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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School based

AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Exhaust System Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Update 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21716 Certificate II in Automotive Exhaust System Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Motor Sport Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21016 Certificate II in Motor Sport Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Outdoor Power Equipment Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated: 9 May 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • AUR20816 Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology by direct entry
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology where the trainee holds AUR20816 Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology where the trainee holds AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Administration
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Automotive - Sales - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • AUR21116 Certificate II in Automotive Sales by direct entry
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31016 Certificate III in Automotive Sales by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR31016 Certificate III in Automotive Sales where the trainee holds AUR21116 Certificate II in Automotive Sales
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Servicing Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months
School based

AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the-job training.

Automotive - Steering and Suspension System Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications AUR21816 Certificate II in Automotive Steering and Suspension System Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Tyre Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 21 February 2014
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications AUR32616 Certificate III in Automotive Tyre Management
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • AUR32616 Certificate III in Automotive Tyre Management by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AUR32616 Certificate III in Automotive Tyre Management where the trainee holds AUR21916 Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Tyre Servicing Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 August 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications AUR21916 Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months
School based

AUR21916 Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 130 days of on-the-job training.

Automotive - Underbody Technology - Traineeship##

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 June 2013
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AUR21216 Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months

Automotive - Vehicle Loss Assessing - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 6 February 2015
Qualification AUR40514 Certificate IV in Vehicle Loss Assessing
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
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Probationary period 2 months
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