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. Clients will generally have an aptitude for mechanical technology. Students will generally be employed in an automotive workshop and all training and assessment will be conducted in the student’s workplace.
For students without a workplace, training, and assessment will be conducted on a full-time basis at the Campus. Those who have completed AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology or AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation may be eligible to apply for credit towards this qualification.
- 18 years of age and over
- Computer skills and your own personal computer to complete the assessments electronically
- Proficiency in English (successfully complete the college Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment)
Light Vehicle Automotive Technician (Motor Mechanic)
There are 3 assessment components which include –
1. Underpinning Knowledge Assessment (theory questions)
2. Case Scenario Assessment (simulation)
3. Practical Observation
Written Assessments will be completed electronically.
Students are to source their own textbooks as they are not included in course fees. The required textbooks are: 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.
- Complete the Enrolment Application Form.
- Submit all relevant documentation to support your application such as your current Resume, workplace reference letters, photographs of any evidence from the workplace and any other documentary evidence relevant to the Application
- Pay the required deposit; Once all of the above information has been submitted, a BPC representative will contact you to arrange an interview to discuss your Application and to explain the process of meeting the requirements of the RPL process in order to issue you the relevant qualification.
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
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Diagnose and repair charging systems
Carry out mechanical pre repair operations
Carry out servicing operations
Inspect and service engines
Inspect and service manual transmissions
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
Inspect and Service final drive assemblies
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Inspect and service braking systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
Diagnose Complex Faults in Light Vehicle Braking Systems
Inspect and service steering systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
Diagnose complex Faults in Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
Balance wheels and tyres
Diagnose and repair starting systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
Inspect and Service driveshafts
Inspect and service suspension systems
Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems