Course Code: AUR30620

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 103626J


Level 16, 190 Queen Street,
Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia


The course comprises of 75 weeks, including holidays and term breaks. There are 6 Terms which include 60 Study Weeks and 15 Holiday weeks.

Delivery Mode

Face to Face Class room delivery.

This qualification 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. This course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of mechanical work on light vehicles within the automotive service and repair sector.

  • Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement
  • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Certificate III in EAL or its equivalent
  • Applicants should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling or equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts)
  • Applicant is required to complete the Pre-Training Review which assist our trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.
  • Applicants must complete the PAX LLN test. Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated via a literacy and numeracy assessment during the application process.

Teaching is conducted in the classroom as well as in the Automotive Workshop when required to simulate real work environment. The delivery will include face to face teaching, lectures, discussions, research, learning activities, group work and supervised practical sessions.

Assessments comprise of written assignments and project works, case studies and practical demonstration.

Employment pathways

Graduates may find employment in automotive Industry as a:

  • Light Vehicle Electrical Technician
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Electrical Repair Technician
  • Motor Mechanic (General)

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications.

Possible Job Titles

Light vehicle technician

To attain the AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, 36 units must be completed:

  • 20 core units
  • 16 elective units
Group 1: Introductory and Service Group (TERM 1)
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
Group 2: Engines Group (TERM2)
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURVTA104 Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
Group 3: Clutch and Transmission Group (Term 3)
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
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
Group 4: Steering, Suspension and Brake Group (Term 4)
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURAQA002 Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace
AURTTJ012 Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
Group 5: Electrical Group (TERM 5)
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
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
Group 6: Diagnostic and Service Group (Term 6)
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace