AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on light vehicles in the automotive service
and repair industry.


While there are no entry requirements defined in the training package, the RTO requires the following criteria to be met:

    • Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement
    • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification or higher
    • IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Certificate III in EAL or its equivalent.
Note: Alternatively, students may demonstrate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement through an EAA LLN assessment test.


This course will be delivered over a 52 weeks of full time study including 12 weeks of holidays and breaks

It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and/or credit Transfer.


Candidates who are 18 years and above, (including maturely aged clients) who wish to enter into the Automotive industry as light vehicle mechanical technician.


Individuals may enter to this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.


After achieving this qualification, individuals could progress to AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications within the training package.


This qualification provides a pathway to work as an as mechanical technician within the automotive industry. Possible job title includes

    • Light vehicle mechanical technician


Training is based on face-to-face classroom delivery including interactive classroom teaching, practical activities and tutorials. Practical activities are conducted in a simulated automotive workshop within the RTO premises.


17-35 Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne


Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery.  As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Students will be required to perform in a range of assessment tasks including and not limited to: Knowledge Test, Written Assignment, Practical Observation / Demonstration.


Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.


To attain this qualification, 36 units must be completed, consisting of 20 core units and 16 elective units.

  Core Units

1AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
2AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
3AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits
4AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
5AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
6AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems
7AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems
8AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems
9AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
10AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
11AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
12AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
13AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
14AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations
15AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures
16AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems
17AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems
18AURTTE004Inspect and service engines
19AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
20AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

   Elective Units

21AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
22AURETR028Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
23AURLTJ013Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
24AURLTX013Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
25AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections
26AURTTB015Assemble and fit braking system components
27AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems
28AURTTD002Inspect and service steering system
29AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems
30AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
31AURTTJ011Balance wheels and tyres
32AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
33AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies
34AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts
35AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissions
36AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions

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