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Certificate III in
Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Australian Skills Group

The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification is offered as an apprenticeship pathway and provides the skills & knowledge to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles including the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential) and the suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres).


The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification consists of 36 units:

20 Core Units

16 Elective Units

Core Units

  • 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 star 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 system
  • AURTTK102: Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Elective Units

  • 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
  • AURTTX102: Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • AURTTQ003: 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


Up to 4 years, delivered over 8 semesters


Minimum age of 15 years

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A student Co-Contribution fee is required in accordance with QLD Government User Choice Policy.