Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR30612

A Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology been designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those clients wishing to enter a more specialized role. This role would be responsible for service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential) and suspension systems. Tasks include discussion problems with drivers / users to detect faults and carrying out their own diagnostic procedures. Trainees will also repair and service cooling systems, final drive assemblies, steering and braking systems, electronic engines, body and drive management systems. This course is designed for apprentices or students wanting to be employed in the Automotive Industry, to provide them with a working knowledge of the scientific requirements, theory and use of hand tools and equipment use in the Automotive Trade.

Learning needs of this group will largely focus on practical skills and application of knowledge including the use of communication skills, occupational, health and safety practices, servicing, repairs and diagnostics skills as pertinent to their workplace environment. In addition there are opportunities through the electives to develop personal areas of their learning.

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.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician.

Study Options:

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


 Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.


 Course Duration

The nominal duration to complete qualification is 36-48 months fulltime.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however will not exceed the nominal duration.

Course Units

Code Unit of Competence C/E
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry Core
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR3023 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries Core
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR3031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTZ3001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURLTB3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD3004 Repair steering systems (light vehicle) Core
AURLTD3005 Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) Core
AURLTE3002 Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) Core
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTB2001 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC3003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF2001 Service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment Core
AURETR3043 Service and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems Elective
AURETR3032 Repair electrical systems Elective
AURETR3036 Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems Elective
AURETR3044 Service and repair electronic drive management systems Elective
AURLTX3001 Repair transmissions – manual (light vehicle) Elective
AURLTX3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURAFA2003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTF3005 Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems Elective
AURTTK2001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTQ2001 Service final drive assemblies Elective
AURTTQ2003 Service final drive (driveline) Elective
AURTTX2002 Inspect and service transmissions (manual) Elective
AURTTX2003 Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) Elective