Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR30612 (CRICOS 086355F)


Want to get involved in the automotive industry; this program has been developed to equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills.

Career Opportunities

AUR30612 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry.


Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.

What will I study?

List of course units is available on the next page. But the study areas include the following:


  • Cooling Systems
  • Clutch Assemblies and Associated Operating Systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Transmissions
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Suspension Systems
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Management Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Driveline Systems
  • Engines, Sub-assemblies and Associated Components

Can I apply?

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Maths and English (IELTS Score 5.5 or above).

Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrolment.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in basic mechanical, fabrication and safe work practices in an automotive environment.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III courses. Further opportunities in the automotive industry may include certificate IV or diploma courses.

Course Duration

This course can be studied 15 hours face to face and 5 hours online/distance per week.

Offered over 2 days per week to enable you more flexibility.


Course duration is 12 months, full-time study (includes 46 teaching weeks & 6 weeks Holidays depending on the date you commence your study). This course has 3 study periods of 15 weeks each approximately.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.