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AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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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.

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies.

A compulsory practical placement is required for successful completion of the course and a Working with Children Check is required before starting work placement. Students are required to purchase a uniform and may need to show evidence of up-to-date vaccination status for placement.


Duration 52 weeks
English Proficiency IELTS 6.0 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.
Fees per Semester (AUD) $3,750
Total Fees (AUD) $15,000
Course Start Dates 22 January, 22 April, 15 July, 14 October
Academic Requirements Completion of year 11 or Australian Year 11.  
Study Mode Full-time, face to face learning. Classes are timetabled 4 days per week, and placements are full-time.

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

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $32.50
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $52.00
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60 $78.00
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $19.50
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $39.00
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $39.00
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30 $39.00
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40 $52.00
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30 $39.00
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30 $39.00
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60 $78.00
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20 $26.00
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20 $26.00
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 20 $26.00
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $26.00
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $26.00
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20 $26.00
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25 $32.50
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles 20 $26.00
AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles 10 $15.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $52.00
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40 $52.00
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $32.50
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35 $45.50
AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60 $78.00
AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40 $52.00
AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 30 $39.00
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40 $52.00
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20 $26.00
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20 $26.00
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 40 $52.00
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30 $39.00
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20 $26.00
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10 $15.00
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20 $26.00
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15 $19.50
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres 10 $15.00
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15 $19.50
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5 $15.00
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10 $15.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $52.00
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.