Qualification details

AUR10105 - Certificate I in Automotive (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AUR10112 - Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation16/Jan/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 20/Dec/2011
(View details for release 1) 21/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AURC362721A - Establish customer requirements of a complex natureEstablish customer requirements of a complex natureN/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technologyN/A
BSBCUS201A - Deliver a service to customersDeliver a service to customersN/A
AURC361337A - Maintain quality systemsMaintain quality systemsN/A
SIRXCCS002A - Interact with customersInteract with customersN/A
BSBITU301A - Create and use databasesCreate and use databasesN/A
BSBADM307B - Organise schedulesOrganise schedulesN/A
SIRXFIN003A - Produce financial reportsProduce financial reportsN/A
AURC270421A - Establish relations with customersEstablish relations with customersN/A
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 899916 Mechanic's Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9999-15 Mechanic's Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0305 Automotive Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Motor Vehicles 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899916 Mechanic's Assistant 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9999-15 Mechanic's Assistant 18/Nov/2005 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0305 Automotive Engineering And Technology 18/Nov/2005 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 25/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification is an introductory qualification to the automotive retail, service and repair industries and an entry to further training in those 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.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The Certificate I in Automotive offers entry-level training for those working or seeking to work in any of the automotive sectors covered by this Training Package. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The qualification targets introductory employment, such as induction or probationary periods for automotive retail, service and repair employment. It may also be suitable for part time and casual employment positions where a full range of skills are not required.


This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include any Certificate II qualification within the AUR05 Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package or other relevant qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the Automotive retail service and repair industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Gathering, conveying, receiving and understanding verbal and written information and workplace instructions
  • Communicating with clients, colleagues and others
  • Understanding relevant industry definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Recording relevant information using standard workplace documentation


  • Working with colleagues and supervisors to prioritise and action tasks
  • Providing assistance to other team members
  • Relating to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Problem solving

  • Solving routine problems related to hazards in the workplace, while under direct supervision
  • Examining tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifying typical faults and problems and taking necessary remedial action

Initiative and enterprise

  • Raising occupational health and safety (OHS) issues with the appropriate person
  • Responding to change and workplace challenges
  • Maximising use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising

  • Planning own work schedule to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Selecting and using appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Sequencing tasks using time management techniques


  • Behaving in ways that contribute to an effective and safe working environment
  • Identifying own roles and responsibilities
  • Completing daily work activities
  • Cleaning up work area


  • Listening to ideas and opinions of other members of the team
  • Identifying own learning needs and seeking skill development as required
  • Being open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Using computers and relevant software
  • Using and operating a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely
  • Applying measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment and formulas as required

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the Certificate I in Automotive, competency must be achieved in seven  (7 ) units of competency.

  • two  (2 ) core units of competency
  • five  (5 ) elective units of competency, as specified below:

  • up to five  (5 ) elective units of competency from Group A
  • a maximum of two  (2 ) units of competency available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate I and II qualifications
  • a maximum of four  (4 ) elective units of competency may be selected from units aligned to Certificate II qualifications.

Note :

The following units of competency must not be used together when achieving this qualification:


Perform soft soldering


Carry out soft soldering techniques

Core units of competency 

  • Complete the following two  (2 ) units of competency.


Apply safe working practices


Identify environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business

Group A  - Elective units of competency 

  • Complete up to five  (5 ) units of competency from the following lists.



Remove and tag bicycle components


Remove, repair and fit bicycle tyres



Read in the workplace


Use numbers in the workplace


Work effectively with others


Identify and select automotive parts and products


Use and maintain basic measuring devices


Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment


Carry out soft soldering techniques


Apply basic communication skills


Work effectively in a business environment


Operate a personal computer


Organise and complete daily work activities


Perform soft soldering


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices



Remove and tag automotive electrical system components


Test, service and maintain battery storage systems


Remove and replace electrical/electronic units/assemblies


Service, maintain or replace batteries

Outdoor power equipment 


Service line trimming systems and components



Remove and tag engine system components


Remove and tag steering, suspension and brake system components


Remove and tag transmission system components


Carry out workshop practice activities


Carry out servicing operations


Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

Vehicle body 


Remove and tag vehicle body system components


Remove, replace and realign bolt-on panels, sections and fittings


Remove and replace mechanical units/assemblies


Carry out masking procedures


Prepare vehicle components for paint repairs


Carry out sewing repairs and alterations


Wash/clean vehicle body and door cavities


Clean and finish vehicle interior trim and seats


Remove and install rear vision mirrors

  • Up to two  (2 ) relevant units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate I and II qualifications.