AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Award Course
Cricos Code 103662E


On completion of this course, you will be able to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, transmission and suspension systems. Repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems, air conditioning and emission control systems, braking systems, final drive assemblies and steering systems. You will also acquire skills in repairing ignition, electronic engine management and electrical systems.


This qualification prepares you for the automotive service and repairs industry, working specifically with light vehicles, as an automotive light vehicle mechanical repair technician.


Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40820 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered as an apprentice based only course, comprising of 36 units of study. To successfully complete this course, you must gain competency in all 36 units.

Entry Requirements

Students must be currently employed as an apprentice mechanic signed up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 20
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35
AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40
AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 30
AURLTJ011 Select light vehicle wheels and tyres 30
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 40
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems 10
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems 10
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems 10
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres 10
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5
AURTTW001 Carry out soft soldering techniques 20
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $4,569 $4,599
Concession $1,859 $1,869
Apprenticeship $4,053 $4,111
Apprenticeship Concession $1,761 $1,771
RPL Government Subsidised $2,048 $2,925
RPL Concession $410 $585
RPL Self-funded $3,071 $3,900
Self-Funded $5,593 $5,574

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.00AM-4.30PM
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, School Based Apprentice