Diploma of Automotive Technology

Kangan Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091698G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This qualification will enable you to diagnose, analyse and evaluate faults in vehicle sub systems. You will develop your skills in researching and presenting technical reports.

You will learn in varying environments from lectures, practical demonstrations through to experiencing servicing and repairing vehicles in both a simulated and automotive work placement program.

Modes of Study

This course requires face to face classroom study and compulsory work placement (arranged by Kangan Institute) of 200 hours.

Major Study Areas

  • Mechanical and Electrical systems, maintenance, service and repair .
  • Automotive diagnostics, analysis and evaluation of fault identification and rectification
  • Researching and presenting technical reports

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Workshop supervisor
  • Motor mechanic
  • Skilled tradesperson in automotive

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
8,400 for the entire course; Annual Amenities Fee: 200 Feb 2024 6 months
Full time
Docklands campus
1 Batmans Hill Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3008

Entry criteria


Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher

English language:

Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognized equivalency

TOEFL iBT: 55 overall (Listening: 9, Speaking: 16, Reading: 10, Writing: 10);

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 42-49 overall (no band less than 40)

Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): 162 overall (no band less than 154)

Secondary schooling or tertiary studies: Satisfactory completion of two years (full-time) academic study in an institution where English was the language of instruction and assessment and having completed these studies no more than two years prior to commencing studies.

Senior secondary school (in Australia): Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with a study score of 20 (including interstate)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


Kangan Institute
Docklands Campus
1 Batmans Hill Dr
Melbourne Victoria 3008
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