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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Code: 103672C   |   Course Code: AUR30620



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.

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English language entry requirements

  • 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

Career 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course fees

Tuition: $11,600
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book: $150
Safety Equipment: $150

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International Students

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
  • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Course Duration

The course is conducted over a 48 week delivery plus 4 weeks breaks (totaling 52 weeks) at a minimum of 20 hours per week required attendance.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • AURLTF101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
  • AURLTF102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
  • AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
  • AURLTX103 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
  • AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions

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.

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40820 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.


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.

Training and Assessment Note

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