AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


  • National Code: AUR30616
  • Cricos Code: 102671A
  • Mode Of Delivery: Face to Face
  • Duration: 78 Weeks
  • Tuition Fee: $18,750
  • Enrolment Fee: $250
  • Material Fee: $1,000

Course Description:

The AUR306161 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Qualifications Pathway:

After successfully AUR306161 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students may apply for:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
Course Mode, Delivery and Duration:

This course is delivered in a structured classroom. The program will be delivered over 78 weeks (holiday inclusive) with 20 contact hours per week which includes theory education in the classroom and practical training in the fully equipped workshop facility in accordance with a structured approach which meets the requirements of the qualification.


Besides the above structured learning, students are advised to do appropriately 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

Intake Dates

7th September 2020

5th October 2020

2nd November 2020

7th December 2020

1st February 2021

1st March 2021

5th April 2021

3rd May 2021

7th June 2021

5th July 2021

2nd August 2021

6th September 2021

4th October 2021

1st November 2021

6 December 2021


Employment Opportunity

Potential job outcomes upon completion of this course:

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician
Entry Requirements
  • Must be of a minimum age of 18+ at the time of course commencement.
  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
  • A satisfactory English Proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants may also demonstrate the English proficiency by successfully completing an online ACSF LLN test and demonstrate competence as working at 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)
  • Documentation according to Department of Home Affairs requirements.

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

Credit Transfer (CT)

If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit. You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Learning Assessment and Strategy

The following assessment methods (not limited to) may be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation / Roleplay (Stimulated workshop)

These will give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding about the course. A fully equipped Computer Lab and free internet access available at the campus.

Units of Competency

Core Units 20

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems

AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems

AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems

AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations

AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures

AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems

AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems

AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines

AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Elective Units 16

AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems

AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions

AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems

AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems

AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems

AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch Systems

AURTTB015 Assemble and fit braking system components

AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions

AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies

AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace

AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

AURLTD006 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations

AURLTJ011 Select light vehicle wheels and tyres