Version Effective: 19th of July, 2021
Version Effective: 19th of July, 2021

10935NAT - Certificate II in Autonomous Technologies

Course Details

Course Summary

The Certificate II in Autonomous Technologies focuses on providing a sustainable pathway to new careers in growth areas of automation and technology to ensure future employees have training in the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing resources industry. This qualification provides foundation knowledge in software, hardware and supporting frameworks required for autonomous environments across areas such as Electrotechnology, Engineering, Information Communication Technology and Business. 

Graduates of this course will be provided:

• Life-long learning skills

• Innovative thinking and problem-solving skills

• Skills in information communication technologies including networking, programming and Internet of Things (IoT)

• Skills in autonomy and robotics including electrical control circuits, fluid power, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and schematics and systems documentation

• An introduction to work health and safety concepts, including hazards analysis and risk management.

Entry Requirements

Entry is not restricted by formal educational requirements. However to achieve competency, participants should demonstrate life experience, literacy and numeracy skills and/or other qualifications that are indicative of success in the course. 

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Interview/Portfolio/Audition
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Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Mining and Energy
  • Science and Environment
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  • Start TAFE Now and vetted Youth Services students
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
Skill Area
  • Automotive Engineering and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Telecommunications and Postal Services
  • Youth Services
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

The primary outcome of the Certificate II in Autonomous Technologies focuses on developing the skills needed to adapt to existing and new automated technologies introduced as a result of Industry 4.0. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills required to work in entry level roles within autonomous environments and to undertake further education pathways in a range of technical, engineering, trade and information communication technology and related areas.

Graduates may apply their knowledge and skills and exercise limited judgement while undertaking routine employment tasks and engaging with autonomous technologies and technical systems. These include:

 undertaking individual defined tasks with limited autonomy and judgement in accordance with written or oral workplace policies and procedures with some accountability and responsibility for results,

 communicating known solutions and information relating to a limited range of predicable and routine problems arising in workplace environments using written, oral and technical communication methods,

 applying knowledge and skills to complete basic planning, programming, and the use of technical and computing areas with a focus on autonomous environments.

Delivery Agreement

The Deputy Director-General, Investment, has approved funding for this course to be delivered initially as a pilot to assess demand and outcomes, with the course to be restricted to public providers only. The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) subsidy for this course has been determined as $5,550 for a total of ninety VET in Schools (VETiS) student places (concessional rate).

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 14 core units
  2. Complete 2 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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