School Automotive program was first established in 1980 as a subject with an Engineering emphasis integrating Science and Numeracy using an automotive systems approach.

AUTOMOTIVE MISSION STATEMENT

The desire to make automotive students understand the significance of developing interdisciplinary skills that are necessary in supporting them in any future pathway of their choice.

PROGRAM AIMS

The aim of the automotive program is to expose students to specific automotive topics with the intent of developing the following –

  • Mechanical Language and ability to refer to automotive literature
  • Specific knowledge and understanding of automotive principles
  • Ability to use a range of general and specialised tools
  • Investigate mechanical systems and detect faults and determine causes
  • To problem solve using logical critical thinking
  • Use acceptable workshop practices following current OHS&W regulations

Middle School Automotive Program (Year 10)

The Middle School program introduces students to small engine systems and allows them to experience a range of automotive topics through a series of fun but
challenging practicals. The theoretical components are integrated and support the student when doing the practical tasks.

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (Years 11 and 12)

The senior courses operate through the $1.5 million industrial complex at Underdale High School. The course provides opportunities to develop skills in a range of Automotive Vocational Pathways. The programs are a mixture of theoretical and practical components, with an emphasis on practical skill development. This is a 2 year course with Year 1 being undertaken in Year 11 and Year 2 in Year 12. 


In addition the school has developed links with a number of automotive dealerships and provides students with the oppotunity to participate in work placement within the Automotive Industry.