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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Cricos Course Code: 103637F

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. The purpose of this course is to prepare you to apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in the automotive retail, service and repair industry by performing a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles. Employees at this level use diagnosis procedures to determine faults, and service and repair the mechanical and electrical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmissions (clutch, gear box and differential), cooling, engine management and suspension systems.

  • Course Duration & Intake Dates
    This qualification will be delivered intensively over 78 weeks including 70 weeks of training and assessment and 8 weeks of holidays.

    Note that supplementary classes will be scheduled, and attendance required, should additional classes be required to allow for classes missed as a result of public holidays, or other interruptions, and/or for students who require further training and/or reassessment or additional support.

  • What will I study?
    Completion of total number of 36 units are required for the award of the AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    Core units: 20 units

    Elective units: 16 units, of which:

    §  all 16 units may be from the elective units listed in the AUR30620;

    §  up to 6 units may be from a Certificate II qualification or above in AUR30620 or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

    Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

    Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/ Elective
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
    AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
    AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
    AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
    AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
    AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
    AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systemsCore
    AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
    AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systemsCore
    AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesCore
    AURLTZ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systemsCore
    AURTTA104Carry out servicing operationsCore
    AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategiesCore
    AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systemsCore
    AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systemsCore
    AURTTE104Inspect and service enginesCore
    AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systemsCore
    AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
    AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systemsElective
    AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systemsElective
    AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systemsElective
    AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesivesElective
    AURTTX103Inspect and service automatic transmissionsElective
    AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systemsElective
    AURLTX103Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systemsElective
    AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsElective
    AURETR122Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systemsElective
    AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assembliesElective
    AURLTQ102Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shaftsElective
    AURETU103Service air conditioning and HVAC systemsElective
    AURETU104Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC componentsElective
    AURETU105Retrofit automotive and modify air conditioning and HVAC systemsElective
    AURACA101Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplaceElective
  • Entry Requirements
    Although the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements for this training product.

    OCT has the following entry requirements in place for international students:

    ·       be at least 18 years of age.

    ·       participate in a course entry interview (pre-enrolment review) to determine suitability of the course and additional support needs.

    ·       undertake OCT’s ACSF LLN assessment.

    English Language Requirements:

    Prospective learner must have taken any of the following test types and achieved the minimum score in the last three (3) years.

    Test Type Score or levelMinimum score and at least 10 weeks ELICOSMinimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
    TOEFL internet-based test463532
    Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)423630
    Occupational English TestB for each test componentN/AN/A

    *ELICOS – English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

    You are not required to provide evidence of English language requirement if one of the following applies to you:

    ·       you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK*, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

    ·       you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

    ·       you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course

    ·       you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland

    ·       in the 2 years before applying for enrolment, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

    Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

    Conditions of Entry:

    For international students, it is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, you must provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500).

    Physical Requirements

    The physical requirements of an auto mechanic can be very demanding and it is expected that you will have reasonable level of fitness to perform the following tasks:

    ·       Constant hand function (fine and gross) and lifting waist to overhead and carrying up to 2kg

    ·       Frequent standing, forward reaching, overhead reaching and static neck postures;

    ·       Frequent lifting from floor to overhead and carrying from 2kg to 15kg;

    ·       Frequent pushing and pulling;

    You are required to discuss your capabilities in the above areas and any concerns you have during the course entry interview.

  • Study Assessment and Pathway
    OCT operates on a rolling intake timetable. Although no units in this qualification have any pre-requisites, OCT has adopted a stage based rolling intake where all students must complete the units in the initial stage listed below prior to merging these students with older students in ongoing classes. OCT runs these units on an ongoing basis depending on student enrolments and commencements. Students can commence their course in any of the following units and in any order. Once, the students have completed the following units they will be merged with older students. Each student will be provided with their individual training and assessment plan outlining their timetable.

    ·       AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

    Required Textbook: Automotive Mechanics, 10th or 11th Edition, By: Ed May, Les Simpson

    Textbooks are available in the library for you to read in your own time. However, you will be required to buy your own from McGraw Hill to ensure you always have access to the textbook. OCT can arrange the textbook for you, please get in touch with student support if you need assistance with this.

    You will be provided with your own apprentice toolkit which you will be required to bring to all practical classes. You will also be provided with a uniform which must be worn for all workshop days.

    You must buy your own Safety Boots and bring them to each practical class. You will be provided with a timetable that will identify the days you will be attending workshop-based training and assessment.

    Student Support Services
    OCT has a range of Student Support Services available for you. Please refer to your student handbook for details on available Student Support Services.
    Assessment System
    Units are assessed individually via a range of assessment methods: Written Assessment, Verbal Questioning and Practical Demonstrations observed directly by the assessor.
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)
    THE RTO offers all students the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Please refer to our RPL and CT policy and procedure in the Student Handbook and/or Website.

    Assessment Appeals
    Students can make an appeal against any assessment decision by following the Complaints and Appeals Policy outlined in the Student Handbook and our website.

    All appeals and complaints will be dealt with following the Complaints and Appeals Procedure.

  • Course Price

    Contact Oceania College of Technology or your education agent for prices, promotional offers and incentives that may be available.

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    Payment plans are available with weekly, monthly, term or semester payment options.