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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - AUR30612 | CRICOS 083235E

This course is suitable for entry into the automotive service and repair industry. It covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles. Whilst undertaking an automotive mechanic role you will primarily service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential) and the suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres). You will also perform tasks including discussing problems with vehicle drivers to discover faults and carrying out their own diagnosis procedures, repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems, air conditioning and emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, braking systems, final drive assemblies and steering and suspension systems. The repair of ignition, electronic engine management and electrical systems are also encompassed in the motor mechanic’s duties.

Job roles and titles vary across different automotive sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Auto Technician or Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician.

This is a Nationally Recognised course within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Participants successfully completing the AUR30612 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology may undertake further study by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Automotive Technology.

The AUR30612 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology comprises of thirty six (36) units of competency consisting of 20 core units plus 16 elective units.
The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes:
AURAEA3003    Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry
AURASA2002    Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR2012    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR3023    Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR3025    Test, charge and replace batteries
AURETR3029    Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR3030    Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR3031    Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTZ3001    Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURLTB3003    Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD3004    Repair steering systems (light vehicle)
AURLTD3005    Repair suspension systems (light vehicle)
AURLTE3002    Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle)
AURTTA2004    Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA3018    Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB2001    Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC3003    Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE2004    Inspect and service engines
AURTTF2001    Service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK2002    Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment

AURETR3043    Service and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR3022    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR3024    Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR3032    Repair electrical systems
AURETR3036    Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems
AURETR3044    Service and repair electronic drive management systems
AURLTX3001    Repair transmissions – manual (light vehicle)
AURLTX3003    Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURTTA2005    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA3017    Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections
AURTTF3005    Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems
AURTTK2001    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ2001    Service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ2003    Service final drive (driveline)
AURTTX2002    Inspect and service transmissions (manual)
AURTTX2003    Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)
VOC200    Vocational Placement

Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, work based projects and third party reports. It is also based on completion of assignments, practical tests and/or examination for each subject.

To enrol please contact our Admissions Officers:
151 Wellington Road, East Brisbane QLD 4169
T/F: +61 7 3891 6433  E:


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