VCE VET Automotive

The VCE VET Automotive program is a pre-employment course designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the automotive industry through study pathway options, such as an apprenticeship or higher education.

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The VCE VET Automotive program was redeveloped in 2016. From 2017, all students commencing the VCE VET Automotive qualification will enrol in:

  • AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation: covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a limited range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Victoria involve the student undertaking the VCE or VCAL as well as being employed part-time. A list of approved qualifications for specific industry areas is available at

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation: recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

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ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence from AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation, or any of the approved school-based apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications from the Automotive industry area will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

Note: from 2019, increments for unscored VCE VET programs will be calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website at:

The VCE VET Automotive program does not offer scored assessment.

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Program information

Program updates and further information

Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Automotive program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage