AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Code: 091614E


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.


Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.


OTHER Language of instruction in previous studies was English
or Language spoken at home is English
or Satisfactory standard achieved from the Australian Industrial Systems Institute
or Hong Kong C.E.E. Grade C
or better
or Other acceptable equivalents


This course is approved for Youth Allowance, Austudy payment, ABSTUDY, and the Pensioner Education Supplement through Centrelink.



Total number of units = 36

20  core units, plus

16  elective units, of which:

  • up to 16  units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 6  units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.


COURSE STRUCTURE (As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute)


  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
  • AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


  • AURLTF001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
  • AURLTF002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURLTJ003 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
  • AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
  • AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
  • AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
  • AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
  • AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
  • AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
  • AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
  • AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions


The course is conducted over a 48 week delivery plus 4 weeks breaks (totalling 52 weeks) at 20 hours per week required attendance (960 hours scheduled delivery).


Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month


Tuition $11,600
Text Book $150
Safety Equipment $150

Application Fee: $ 250


Fee for Service – Domestic and International Students


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Employment Pathway

Job roles and employment outcomes
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.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.


Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a workshop facility.