Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Code: AUR30620

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - AUR30620

Course Description

This course equips students with the skills necessary to become proficient light vehicle mechanics. The curriculum focuses on diagnosing, servicing, and repairing light vehicles such as cars and small trucks.

Key learning areas include engine management systems, drivetrain systems, suspension, brakes, and steering. Practical hands-on training complements theoretical knowledge, ensuring students are job-ready. Graduates will understand vehicle dynamics, preventive maintenance, and customer service skills, preparing them for a successful career in automotive maintenance and repair.

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Course Duration/Fee

Duration: 104 weeks
Total Fee: $25,000
Installment fee: $2,500 X 10
Material fee: $2,000
Enrollment: $500

Entry Requirements

Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
Must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution
Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 5.5 with no band less that 5.0 or equivalent, such as:
IBT 46
PTE Academic 42
CAE 162
Duolingo 90
General English Upper Intermediate
MOI Certificate
Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution
Must have the ability to carry out workshop training involving physical activity, including lifting.
Prior to commencement of practical components of the course, the student must complete the general induction training program (white card).

Career Pathway

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  1. Light Vehicle Mechanic
  2. Brake Technician
  3. Transmission Specialist
  4. Exhaust Technician
  5. Automotive Service Technician
  6. Engine Reconditioner
  7. Automotive Parts Interpreter
  8. Workshop Manager

Units of Competency

Core Units 

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems

AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems

AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems

AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations

AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems

AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems

AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines

AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


Elective Units 

AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace

AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

AURETD101 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems

AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

AURETH012 Service and maintain electrical components in hybrid electric vehicles

AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles

AURETH102 Inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles*

AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms

AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components

AURETR120 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems

AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems

AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems

AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems

AURETR149 Apply knowledge of ADAS technology to vehicle pre-repair scans

AURETR236 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems

AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components

AURETU105 Retrofit automotive and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems

AURLTD002 Service and repair light vehicle lift assisted suspension systems

AURLTD101 Select and install performance enhanced suspension system products

AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations

AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies

AURLTF101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems

AURLTF102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems

AURLTJ011 Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications

AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes

AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies

AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies

AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts

AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions

AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems

AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations

AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections

AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

AURTTB013 Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors

AURTTB015 Assemble and fit braking system components

AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems

AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems

AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems

AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems

AURTTF106 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems

AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres

AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

AURTTL003 Install CNG fuel systems

AURTTL007 Inspect and service LPG fuel systems

AURTTL009 Install LPG fuel systems

AURTTL104 Inspect and service LNG fuel systems

AURTTL105 Diagnose and repair LNG fuel systems

AURTTL108 Diagnose and repair LPG fuel systems

AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies

AURTTQ103 Inspect and service drive shafts

AURTTW001 Carry out soft soldering techniques

AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions

AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions

AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

AURVTA104 Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs

AURVTW002 Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components

AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

AURVTW101 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components

AURVTW103 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

AURVTW104 Carry out tungsten inert gas welding

AURVTW109 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding