This qualification is for people who want to gain 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 AUR30620 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.
This qualification is suitable for International Students who wish to study in Australia and develop skills and knowledge within the automotive repair industry. Students are required to hold a current Australian visa with study rights to commence this course.
All students are required to undertake practical training as part of their course in the practical training area of the college-owned commercial workshop.
Students who are planning to apply for a Graduate Visa 485 following the completion of their course are required to inform the college at the time of enrolment to ensure the College can assist with the necessary documentation.
- 18 years of age and over
- Computer skills and your own personal computer to complete the assessments electronically
- Proficiency in English (Minimum 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent, Completed Australian Qualification Certificate IV or higher or successfully complete the college Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment)
- Students must hold a current Australia visa or Bridging visa with study rights prior to commencing the course.
Light Vehicle Automotive Technician (Motor Mechanic)
- 104 weeks (20 contact hours per week – including holidays)
- Holidays will vary based on each intake date, but the maximum is 11 weeks.
There are 3 assessment components which include –
- Underpinning Knowledge Assessment (theory questions)
- Case Scenario Assessment (simulation)
- Practical Observation
Students need to complete a training logbook which is a formative assessment. Written Assessments will be completed electronically in class and approximately 2 hours/week in your own time. All Practical Assessments are completed during class.
The following textbooks are highly recommended and students are encouraged to source their own as they are not included in the course fees.
- Automotive Mechanics (10th ed) by May & Simpson
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Students are to source their own safety shoes and the College will provide hearing and eye protection.
The College will provide all hand tools and equipment for use during all practical classes
What is Recognition of Prior Learning?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that provides Students with an opportunity to receive credit for the formal and non-formal learning that has been undertaken since leaving school. The RPL process considers all relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience that have been acquired throughout your working life. The RPL Assessment process enables the Assessor to collect a range of evidence to assist Students with either completing a full qualification or a partial qualification depending on their skills, knowledge and experience. If you have been granted a partial qualification throughout the RPL process, then you will be able to complete your qualification by undertaking the necessary gap training identified by our Assessor with our College.
This Qualification consists of 20 Core and 16 Elective Units
Core / Elective
Follow environmental & sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Carry out servicing operations
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Inspect and service engines
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Inspect and service braking systems
Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
Diagnose and repair spark ignition management systems
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
Diagnose and repair charging systems
Diagnose and repair starting systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
Inspect and service manual transmissions
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Inspect and service steering systems
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
Balance wheels and tyres
Inspect and service suspension systems
Inspect and service driveshafts
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
Diagnose complex faults in vehicle stability control systems