Qualification details

AUR20512 - Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes AUR20505 - Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing16/Jan/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to AUR20516 - Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology 13/Apr/2016

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 17/Jan/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AURETU2003 - Service air conditioning and HVAC systemsService air conditioning and HVAC systemsSupersededElective
AURTTA2006 - Service hydraulic systemsService hydraulic systemsSupersededElective
AURETR3025 - Test, charge and replace batteriesTest, charge and replace batteriesSupersededElective
AURAFA2003 - Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceCommunicate effectively in an automotive workplaceSupersededElective
AURTTC2001 - Inspect and service cooling systemsInspect and service cooling systemsSupersededCore
AURTTX2003 - Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)SupersededElective
AURTTD2002 - Inspect and service steering systemsInspect and service steering systemsSupersededCore
AURTTA2004 - Carry out servicing operationsCarry out servicing operationsSupersededCore
AURETH3001 - Depower battery electric vehiclesDepower battery electric vehiclesSupersededElective
AURAFA2002 - Read in an automotive workplaceRead in an automotive workplaceSupersededElective
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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 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Automotive Service and Repair 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Vehicle Serviceperson 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899916 Mechanic's Assistant 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9999-15 Mechanic's Assistant 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0305 Automotive Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 17/Jan/2013 
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Modification History



Release 1 

Replaces AUR20505 Certificate II in Automotive Vehicle Servicing


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of servicing operations on light vehicles, heavy vehicles and/or motorcycles within an automotive service or repair business.

Job roles or employment outcomes 

The Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing servicing and maintenance of vehicles in an automotive service or repair business.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

  • automotive serviceperson.


This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR10112 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.  

Pathways from the qualification  

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR30612 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or other relevant qualifications. 

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

Entry Requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the automotive 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: 


  • Understanding and carrying out verbal instructions from supervisors and others
  • Reading, understanding and completing workplace documentation, forms and records
  • Sharing work-related information with other team members using industry terminology
  • Communicating with people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds


  • Contributing positively to the work team environment
  • Working effectively with others in a socially diverse environment
  • Respecting and understanding the views of others
  • Giving, receiving and acting upon feedback
  • Identifying and describing own role and role of others

Problem solving 

  • Recognising a problem or a potential problem within a vehicle component/system servicing environment
  • Seeking information and assistance to solve problems outside own area of responsibility
  • Solving problems within own area of responsibility

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Suggesting ideas for workplace improvement to supervisors and team members
  • Positively adapting to changes in workplace procedures and making adjustments to improve own performance
  • Taking positive action to report hazards or risk situations to supervisors

Planning and organising 

  • Planning daily work tasks to work safely and manage risks according to workplace procedures
  • Prioritising activities to achieve required outcomes
  • Planning and organising appropriate equipment and materials
  • Planning ahead to anticipate problems with availability of equipment, materials and personnel to assist


  • Following workplace safety requirements and other policies and procedures
  • Completing known delegated tasks on time
  • Selecting and using appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
  • Asking for advice and assistance when appropriate


  • Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Acting upon feedback and accepting opportunities to learn to improve work performance
  • Asking questions to gain information and identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding


  • Appropriately selecting and using tools and equipment
  • Recognising and reporting faulty equipment
  • Using information and communication technology

Packaging Rules

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 20 units  of competency, consisting of:

  • 13 core units 


  • 7 elective units,  of which:
  • up to 7  elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4  elective units may be chosen from a Certificate I qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Core units  

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Common - Environment 


Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

Common - Health and Safety 


Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Common - Technical 


Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes

Electrical - Technical - Electrical and Electronic  


Inspect and service batteries

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical 


Carry out servicing operations

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Brakes 


Inspect and service braking systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Cooling Systems 


Inspect and service cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Steering and Suspension 


Inspect and service steering systems


Inspect and service suspension systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Engines 


Inspect and service engines

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Driveline and Final Drives 


Service final drive assemblies


Service final drive (driveline)

Elective units  

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Common - Sales and Marketing 


Establish relations with customers

Common - Foundation Skills 


Use numbers in an automotive workplace


Read in an automotive workplace


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

Electrical - Technical - Electrical and Electronic 


Test and repair basic electrical circuits


Depower battery electric vehicles


Test, service and charge batteries

Mechanical - Light Vehicle - Technical - Wheels and Tyres 


Select tyres and rims for specific applications (light)


Remove, inspect, repair and fit tyres and tubes (light)


Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel assemblies

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical  


Service hydraulic systems


Carry out pre-repair operations (mechanical)

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Fuel Systems 


Service petrol fuel systems


Service diesel fuel injection systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Wheels and Tyres 


Balance wheels and tyres

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Alternative Fuels 


Service LPG fuel systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical -Transmission 


Inspect and service transmissions (manual)


Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)


Service transmissions (hydrostatic)


Inspect and service clutch systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Emission and Exhaust 


Inspect and service emission control systems

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.