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Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation

AUR10116 – Provider No. 50901

Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation provides young people that are disengaged from traditional school with an introductory qualification to pursue an Automotive/ Mechanical apprenticeship or a job in the automotive industry.

Without this course I would never have had the opportunity to find something I love doing.
— Jack, graduate from Kensington PCYC Institute of Training

The 6-week course teaches students practical skills relevant to an automotive workplace. These include learning how to strip and rebuild engines or disc and drum brakes, the basics of car servicing, how to splice and solder wires, how to make a working circuit and refit and balance tyres as well as car electrics.

Students undertaking this qualification are also provided with a pick-up and drop-off service from nominated public transport locations, breakfast and lunch every day, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), mentoring and assistance with their resume when they graduate.

Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation is delivered at the following centres:

  • Kensington
  • Midland
  • Rockingham


For more information, or to enroll, please contact Steve Olsen, Manager Institute of Training on (08) 9277 4388 or email training@wapcyc.com.au.

The 6-week course full fee for this program is $736.88

The 6-week course concession fee for this program is $221.80*

This fee can be paid in full, invoiced to an agency or business or a repayment plan can be set up.

Concessions may apply or request may be considered for waiving due to financial hardship.

Conditions apply, please discuss with the WA PCYC.

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation Student
Seventeen-year-old Jack, who dropped out of year 11, graduated from Kensington PCYC Institute of Training with a Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation and returned to school to complete year 12 and apply for entry into his local TAFE.
– Jack
Boy standing in automotive workshop
Beau said it himself, if it wasn't for Auto I he'd still be in the streets "doing bad stuff".

Having found his passion during the Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation Course, his next goal is to complete the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation Course. Beau is hoping to secure a spot to work at a wreckage shop, with the goal of opening his own shop one day.
– Beau
IOT Student standing in workshop
Since hearing about the Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation Course running at Kensington PCYC, Kaillem became goal-driven and started turning his life around. Going from doing "nothing" to securing a 3 years' paid apprenticeship.

Kaillem plans to move up North to work on fixing bigger machinery after completing his apprenticeship.
– Kaillem
I wish it didn't finish
— Joshua, graduate from Kensington PCYC Institute of Training