Certificate III in

Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS: 109340H

ANZCO: 321211

Career Pathway

52 weeks

20 hours per week

Delivery Mode:

+80hrs industry placement


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS: 109340H

ANZCO: 321211

Available as a stand-alone or packaged option, this course provides the trade skills and knowledge to become a light vehicle motor mechanic. It is practical in nature with a hands-on approach. 

Career Path 

Automotive Mechanic 

Course Fees:

Tuition:   $22,000  

Non-tuition Fees: $2000

Enrolment Fee: $400

Total Course Cost: $22,400

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Course Structure:

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR123 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems

AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems

AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems

AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations

AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems

AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems

AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines

AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AURETR236 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems

AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems

AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies

AURLTF101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems

AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced induction systems

AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions

AURVTW103 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions

AURTTQ03 Inspect and service drive shafts

AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies

AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems

AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems

AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

ASG Entry Requirements

Minimum age: 18 years

Academic suitability:

• Completion of Year 12 schooling or higher

• English proficiency at a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

You also need to supply your own PPE – steel cap boots, long pants & high-viz shirt.

Qualification Pathway

For a packaged option, successfully complete: AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology  within 52 weeks and AUR40820 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling  within 26 weeks in order to continue to AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Student Services

We offer a range of support services to assist you in achieving a successful course outcome. This includes tutorial support and Language, Literacy & Numeracy assistance where required. Please contact us to discuss any other individual needs.


Assessment takes place at the end of each unit with a Knowledge Test and Practical Demonstration. There will also be approximately 3 hours per week self study for assessment preparation in your own time.


On successful completion you will be awarded the AQF AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, or a Statement of Attainment in recognition of units achieved in partial completion.

Career Path

  • Automotive Mechanic