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.

THE SENIOR SCHOOL AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM (Years 11 and 12)

The senior courses are an introduction to the Automotive Industry and operate through the new $1.5 million industrial complex at Underdale High School. The programs are a mixture of theoretical and practical components, with an emphasis on practical skill development.
The courses are comprised of a series of VET competencies Students have the opportunity to attain 

  • Certificate 1 in Automotive AUR10105
  • Certificate 2 in Automotive AUR20705


In addition the school has developed links with a number of automotive dealerships and provides students with the option of doing work placement in the Automotive Industry.
There is also a direct link with the Trade Schools for the Future. 
http://www.wats.sa.edu.au/automotive.htm