AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
|Program length||52 Weeks|
|Study Mode||Full time|
This course is for people working in the automotive industry who want a career as an automotive light vehicle mechanic. Students will learn how to service, repair and diagnose faults in motor vehicles weighing up to 4.5 tonnes. Students will learn how to diagnose service and repair faults in light vehicle engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brake and electrical systems and components
Pathways into the qualification
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications
Employment or occupational pathway
This course is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing mechanical technology service and repair tasks in the automotive industry. Occupational title for this position is Automotive Mechanic.
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. Students will be required to complete a pretraining interview Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.
- Must be 18 years old or over
- Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent) or relevant industry experience (if applicable)
- Minimum 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent (if applicable)
- Complete a pre-training interview and a Language Literacy, Numeracy test as a part of enrolment process. Off shore students will need to go through a telephone interview.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
- This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks including 12 weeks of break.
- The classes will be conducted 2 days a week for 8 hours each and 1 day a week for 4 hours.
- Plus students will need to attend additional 25 hours practice time in the automotive workshop per term.
- Students will also need to put in approximately 8 hours per week towards self paced learning and assessment.
All students must participate in Workshop Safety Training at the start of their course, the students will be provided safety training and will be assessed on their safety skills before they are allowed to complete any further training and/or assessment in the workshop.
The actual duration of the course may vary for individual students or different cohorts depending on whether the student needs to attend catch up classes, goes on suspension, if the student changes group mid-way through their course, when the student can attend workshop safety training, when holidays fall, recognition of prior learning, credit transfer, and national recognition.
- Face to face delivery and practicals in a simulated workshop environment.
Units of Study
Total 36 units: 20 core units plus 16 elective units
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits||Core|
|AURETR023||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems||Core|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles||Core|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems||Core|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems||Core|
|AURETR031||Diagnose and repair ignition systems||Core|
|AURLTB003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems||Core|
|AURLTD004||Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems||Core|
|AURLTD005||Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems||Core|
|AURLTE002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines||Core|
|AURLTZ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems||Core|
|AURTTA004||Carry out servicing operations||Core|
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures||Core|
|AURTTB001||Inspect and service braking systems||Core|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems||Core|
|AURTTE004||Inspect and service engines||Core|
|AURTTF001||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems||Core|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURLTX003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems||Elective|
|AURTTD002||Inspect and service steering systems||Elective|
|AURTTD004||Inspect and service suspension systems||Elective|
|AURTTF002||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems||Elective|
|AURLTF002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems||Elective|
|AURTTF005||Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems||Elective|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|AURTTQ001||Inspect and service final drive assemblies||Elective|
|AURTTX002||Inspect and service manual transmissions||Elective|
|AURVTW001||Carry out manual metal arc welding on components||Elective|
|AURVTW003||Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections||Elective|
|AURTTA017||Carry out vehicle safety inspections||Elective|
|AURTTA009||Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations||Elective|
|AURLTX001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions||Elective|
|AURETR028||Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems||Elective|
|AURTTZ002||Diagnose and repair exhaust systems||Elective|
Training Australia First uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment
Recognition of prior learning is a process where a person with work experience, can have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. If you wish to apply for RPL or need further information get in touch with the Student Services & Records Manager at Training Australia First.
Credit Transfer/National Recognition (CT)
Training Australia First recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation in Australia. If you wish to apply for CT or need further information get in touch with the Student Services & Records Manager at Training Australia First.
Students completing all assessment requirements for the qualification will be awarded a certificate corresponding to the completed qualifications. Students completing assessment requirements for part of a qualification will be awarded a Statement of Attainment indicating which modules or units of competency they have completed.
- Prerequisites: No
- Skill Level: beginner