Automotive Management Diploma


1 year




Automotive Management Diploma – AUR50105

(Release 2)

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake leadership and management roles within the automotive industry. It is suitable for entry into senior management roles in all sectors of the automotive industry.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The Diploma of Automotive Management is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing management roles in the automotive industry.

Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

  • business manager
  • small business manager
  • fixed operations manager
  • sales manager
  • sales area manager
  • marketing manager
  • retail store manager
  • parts manager
  • purchasing manager
  • automotive department manager
  • automotive aftermarket distribution manager
  • automotive aftermarket retail sales manager
  • automotive aftermarket warehouse manager


This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR40105 Certificate IV in Automotive Management or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills for this qualification as identified by the Automotive industry. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


  • Communicating with business contacts to promote the goals and objectives of the business
  • Obtaining feedback from colleagues and clients
  • Interpreting and completing business documentation
  • Advising stakeholders of the outcome
  • Communicating information about tasks, processes and events
  • Communicating business and legal requirements, including occupational health and safety (OHS) responsibilities


  • Leading, planning and supervising the performance of team members
  • Developing team cohesion and fostering innovative work practices
  • Supporting, respecting and understanding the views of others
  • Identifying own role and responsibility within a team
  • Undertaking appropriate and effective communication with team members
  • Building and maintaining networks and relationships

Problem solving

  • Accessing and assessing information for accuracy and relevance
  • Evaluating and modifying as required
  • Checking and making required adjustments
  • Using knowledge to solve problems
  • Using a wide range of strategies and techniques to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying networking opportunities and developing operational strategies to ensure the viability of the business
  • Instigating new or different work practices to improve productivity or service delivery
  • Supporting a continuous improvement environment
  • Identifying issues requiring action and recommending action
  • Making adjustments to improve workplace processes and procedures

Planning and organizing

  • Allocating work to meet time and budget constraints
  • Developing plans and schedules
  • Planning for and organising resources


  • Prioritising tasks
  • Operating within appropriate time constraints and work standards
  • Demonstrating consistent performance


  • Participating in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain personal knowledge and skills
  • Systematically identifying learning and development needs
  • Identifying sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • Recognising limits of own professional expertise and consulting specialists as necessary
  • Accessing manufacturer’s manuals/specifications to expand knowledge


Using business technology to access, organise and monitor information

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Diploma of Automotive Management, competency must be achieved in 29 units of competency.

  • 3 core units of competency
  • 26 elective units


1 year