AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 091600M


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 AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered as an apprentice based only course, comprising of 36 units of study. To successfully complete this course, you must gain competency in all 36 units.

Entry Requirements

Students must be currently employed as an apprentice mechanic signed up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

3 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $27.50
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $44.00
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60 $66.00
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $16.50
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $33.00
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $33.00
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30 $33.00
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40 $44.00
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30 $33.00
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30 $30.00
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60 $66.00
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20 $22.00
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations 20 $22.00
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20 $22.00
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $22.00
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $22.00
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20 $22.00
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25 $27.50
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $27.50
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25 $27.50
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $44.00
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70 $77.00
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40 $44.00
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50 $55.00
AURETU001 Install air conditioning systems 30 $33.00
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $27.50
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35 $38.50
AURETU005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems 30 $33.00
AURKTA011 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60 $66.00
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25 $27.50
AURLTD006 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40 $44.00
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40 $44.00
AURLTJ011 Select light vehicle wheels and tyres 30 $33.00
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20 $22.00
AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20 $22.00
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 40 $44.00
AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions 50 $55.00
AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30 $33.00
AURNTA001 Inspect, service and repair forklift mast assemblies 10 $15.00
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20 $22.00
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10 $15.00
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20 $22.00
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15 $16.50
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres 10 $15.00
AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10 $15.00
AURVTW001 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components 30 $33.00
AURVTW002 Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components 30 $33.00
AURVTW009 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding 20 $22.00
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30 $33.00
MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20 $22.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
  • Other (Not Specified)
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.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,586
Concession $1,843
Apprenticeship $4,066
Apprenticeship Concession $1,739
RPL Government Subsidised $2,078
RPL Concession $416
RPL Self-funded $3,117
Self-Funded $5,625

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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