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 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

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 Term (AUD) $3,750
Total Fees (AUD) $15,000
Course Start Dates 23 January, 24 April, 10 July, 2 October 2023
Academic Requirements Completion of equivalent of Australian Year 11.
Study Mode Full-time, face to face, 20.5 hours per week. Classes are timetabled 3 days per week.

* 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
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
AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles 20
AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles 10
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35
AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60
AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40
AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 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
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 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
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.