Skip to main content
Menu Menu

AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: AUR20520 State ID: AC34
Share this course on your social media page

Are you geared up for a big career working with big gears?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice heavy vehicle or plant mechanic.


  • working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks
  • inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries
  • troubleshooting basic faults
  • workplace safety and health

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • enjoyment of practical work using manual hand tools
  • an eye for detail and good hand-eye coordination
  • good problem solving skills
  • good vision and hearing
  • good communication skills, including customer service skills

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

You will need to attend class approximately 3 days a week.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

A two week work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you. 

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen, exercise book).

In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:

  • safety glasses
  • steel capped boots
  • Suitable work clothing or overalls

You will be required to purchase the Ed May Automotive Mechanics volume 1 9th edition text book within the first week. The approximate cost is $135.


South Metropolitan TAFE, Thornlie and Kwinana Campuses have free parking available and will require you to have a parking permit on your car. Please visit Customer Service to collect your permit.

Important COVID-19 update

Because this course includes work placement in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry according to the State Government mandatory vaccination policy, you will need to be vaccinated according to the Group 1 or Group 2 dates, or you may not be able to successfully complete the course. For more information visit the COVID-19 updates page.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application. 

Semester 1, 2024

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Get help