AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Course Description

Program code AUR30616
CRICOS code 094321E
Program length 52 Weeks
Study Mode Full time

Qualification Description

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.

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Domestic students

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.

International students

  • 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.

Training Package
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

Course Duration

  • 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.

Delivery Mehods

  • 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

Assessment Method

Training Australia First uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment
  • Observation


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.

Award Issued

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.