AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

This course is for people working in the automotive industry who want a career as an automotive light vehicle mechanic. Students will learn how to service, repair and diagnose faults in motor vehicles weighing up to 4.5 tonnes. Students will learn how to diagnose service and repair faults in light vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical systems and components.

Course code AUR30620
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode
  • Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom), and Practical Placement.
  • classroom-based; apprenticeship (Please note: you will need to supply your own employer)
  • International: 70 weeks including 10 weeks break  (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)
  • Domestic: 60 weeks   (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

  • International: typically this course will be delivered approximately over 70 weeks including 10 weeks of break.  (All the course for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)
  • Domestic: 60 weeks   (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)
  • 20 hours per week (fulltime delivery).
  • You will be expected to put in 5 to 6 hours per week of self paced learning when you enrol in a fulltime course.
  • The duration of the course may vary based on the mode of delivery i.e. classroom based, apprenticeship, workbased, fulltime or partime, etc.

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.

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Pathways into the qualification

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20512 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Employment or occupational pathway

This course is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector. Occupational title for this position is Automotive Mechanic.

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation (simulated workshop)

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

Intake Dates For 2023
Offshore International Students  9th 24th 17th 9th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates
Unit Code Unit Name
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURLTF102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.