AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Award Course
Cricos Code 091600M


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, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. This course incorporates practical instruction in a training workshop. Work-based training in industry is not included. Students are recommended to purchase steel-capped boots to wear in class.

Duration 52 Weeks
English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
Fees per Semester (AUD) $7,500
Total Fees (AUD) $15,000
Course Start Dates February, April, July, October
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies

* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays. 
* Fees are subject to change.

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems 20
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50
AURETU001 Install air conditioning systems 30
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35
AURETU005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems 30
AURLTD006 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40
AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 30
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40
AURLTJ011 Select light vehicle wheels and tyres 30
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20
AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20
AURLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 40
AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions 50
AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30
AURNTA001 Inspect, service and repair forklift mast assemblies 10
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems 10
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems 10
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems 10
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
AURTTF005 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
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10
AURVTW001 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components 30
AURVTW002 Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components 30
AURVTW009 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding 20
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40

Course Assessment

  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
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.