AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
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 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered as an apprentice based only course, comprising of a minimum 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 Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $0.00
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $0.00
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60 $0.00
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $0.00
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $0.00
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $0.00
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30 $0.00
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40 $0.00
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30 $0.00
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30 $0.00
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60 $0.00
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20 $0.00
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20 $0.00
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 20 $0.00
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $0.00
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $0.00
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20 $0.00
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25 $0.00
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles 20 $0.00
AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles 10 $0.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $0.00
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40 $0.00
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $0.00
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35 $0.00
AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60 $0.00
AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40 $0.00
AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 30 $0.00
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40 $0.00
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20 $0.00
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20 $0.00
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 40 $0.00
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30 $0.00
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20 $0.00
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10 $0.00
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $0.00
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20 $0.00
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15 $0.00
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres 10 $0.00
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15 $0.00
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5 $0.00
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10 $0.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $0.00
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

Government Subsidised $4,822
Concession $1,936
Apprenticeship $4,285
Apprenticeship Concession $1,828
RPL Government Subsidised $3,071
RPL Concession $614
RPL Self-funded $4,095
Self-Funded $5,845

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
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