Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Codes: AUR30620 | CRICOS 103660G

Duration: 52 weeks

Course Overview

Certificate III In Automotive Mechanical Technology graduates will have the skills to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service, and repair industry. Candidates will gain the knowledge and skills to diagnose faults catering to light motor vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes.
Students of this course will learn about the complex faults in light vehicle engines, suspensions, transmissions, brakes, steering, and other electrical systems and components. Students will be able to develop skills and ensure they are competent to perform at industry standards.
This course provides advanced training for automotive technicians who are eager to learn the basics to take the next step to learn the technical and diagnostic skills to build their careers in the automotive industry.


Core 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

Elective Units

  • AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • 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
  • AURTTA105 Select and use bearings seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURTTB015 Assemble and fit braking system components
  • AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
  • AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
  • AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
  • AURTTK001 Use ad maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age requirements The age range of the learner is a minimum of 18 years of age English Language/Literacy/Numeracy requirements.
  • All students are required to undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3+ conducted by Melbourne Metropolitan College (MMC)
  • All students will undertake a pre-training review to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, basic computing skills, and interviews conducted by MMC enrolment officer.
  • Either a minimum IELTS (academic or general version) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into this VET course. Note that IELTS results older than two years are not acceptable.
  • OR, Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the blic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • OR, Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate II or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • OR, For some specific countries, students must do an English placement test with the college to be able to start their program.

Please Note: MMC will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests – TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Specific academic requirements Satisfactorily completed year 12 (Higher Secondary School or equivalent) level of studies.


  • Tuition Fee = $14,000 AUD

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Diagnosis
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
  • Vehicle Loss
  • Assessing or Automotive Management

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