Automotive Servicing Technology (SBAT)

Students undertaking a School Based Traineeship, will undertake the Automotive Servicing Technology qualification.

This includes the skills and knowledge required to perform a limited range of servicing operations tasks related to inspecting and performing minor repairs on mechanical and electrical components and systems of cars (light vehicles), heavy vehicles and/or motorcycles within an automotive service or repair business.


AUR20520 – Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology

This qualification is available to SBATs only, who are required to undertake an additional 120 hour Specialisation Study.

Course Duration/Hours

This is a 360 hour course that runs over 2 years.

School Based Trainees are required to undertake the 240 hour course and an additional 120 hour Specialisation Study.


The 120 hour Specialisation course must be undertaken by SBAT students to possibly achieve the full Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology. The Specialisation is NOT available to non-SBAT students.

Students will need to attend St Yon TTC for 9 full day workshops across the three terms in addition to completing online (Canvas) components. Check with LaSalle College Bankstown for workshop dates:

  • Term 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8
  • Term 2: Weeks 3, 6, 8
  • Term 3: Weeks 3, 5, 8
HSC Information

This is a Board Developed Course, Category B. Students who complete the 240 hour course may sit for the optional HSC exam. Mandatory units of competency from the list below are examined.

One Category B course (2 units) may be counted towards the calculation of the ATAR for university entrance. Students not wishing to achieve an ATAR need not sit the HSC examination.

Work Placement

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requires students to complete a minimum of 70 hours of work placement. Work placement is a mandatory component of the course and must be completed prior to the student’s last HSC exam.

Days worked as part of a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship satisfy this NESA requirement.


This course is competency based and the student’s performance is recognised against a prescribed industry standard. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Written tasks
  • Tests

Students are given a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence across the range of competency standards covered by this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have completed any training, either through your part-time work, TAFE or other school VET courses you have completed recently, or through experience gained in other ways you can apply for RPL. You should talk to your School VET Coordinator, Careers Adviser or course teacher for further information.


A course fee is generally charged by schools to cover consumable materials. Your school will provide further advice.

Units of Competency

To be eligible for AUR20520 you must successfully complete 20 units: 13 core, 7 electives:


  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (Core)
  • AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (Core)
  • AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (Core)
  • AURAFA001 Use numbers in an automotive workplace
  • AURLTA101 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
  • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines (Core)


  • AURATA001 Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes (Core)
  • AURETK001 Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
  • AURETR103 Identify automotive electrical systems and components
  • AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries
  • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations (Core)
  • AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
  • AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyre and tubes


  • AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
  • AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies (Core)
  • AURTTQ103 Inspect and service final drive shafts (Core)
  • AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles
  • AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems (Core)
  • AURTTD004  Inspect and service suspension systems (Core)
  • AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems (Core)
Further Study

Apprenticeship, for example in

  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Motorcycle Mechanical Technology
  • Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • Relevant automotive qualifications.
Career Information

Job Roles

  • Trades assistant
  • Vehicle service assistant
  • Automotive service assistant
  • Trainee serviceperson
  • Automotive trainee.

Duties and Tasks

Light vehicle motor mechanics may perform the following tasks:

  • Discuss problems with car drivers or vehicle operators to discover faults
  • Listen to engines, fit and operate special test equipment, and test-drive vehicles
  • Repair or replace worn or faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear systems; dismantling them and checking parts, referring to manuals as necessary
  • Reassemble, test, clean and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies, using various instruments to make sure they are working properly and putting them back into the vehicle
  • Tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments (to carburettors, for example) for smoother running
  • Carry out minor body and trim repairs
  • Diagnose, repair and replace engine management and fuel injection components
  • Use oxy, electric, tig and mig welders
  • Test and repair electrical systems such as lighting, instrumentation, ignition and electronic fuel injection
  • Inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued.

Personal Attributes

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to work with hand tools
  • Aptitude for technical activities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Normal eyesight and hearing
  • Drivers licence essential.

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