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

1 AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
2 AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
3 AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
4 AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
5 AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
6 AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
7 AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
8 AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
9 AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
10 AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
11 AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
12 AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
13 AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
14 AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
15 AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
16 AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
17 AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
18 AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
19 AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
20 AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

   Elective Units

21 AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
22 AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
23 AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
24 AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
25 AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
26 AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies
27 AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
28 AURLTJ003 remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
29 AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
30 AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
31 AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
32 AURLTX003 Inspect and service automotive transmissions
33 AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
34 AURTTJ001 Balance wheels and tyres
35 AURTTX003 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
36 AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

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