Certificate III in Light
Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Course Overview

Certificate III In Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis 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 motor light 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.

The course provides advance training for automotive technicians who are eager to build their career in automotive industry and learn the basics and take the next step to learn the technical and diagnostic skills in future.

The course is conducted in varying environments with lectures and practical demonstrations. We ensure that you gain experience in servicing and repairing of vehicles in both automotive and simulated workplace environment during the program.


Course Duration

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Candidate does not have to possess any skills and knowledge within the automotive industry that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

  • English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent who are commencing within or have experience within the relevant industry may also be considered for entry into the course.


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Course Structure

To Be Awarded This Qualification, Competency Must Be Achieved With Total Of Thirty-Six (36) Units, Consisting Of 20 Core Units And 16 Elective Units, and 6 Elective Units from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen to contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification.

The College combination of Units of Competency is designed to provide individuals with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

Unit Code Unit Name Core Units
AUREA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicle Core
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
Unit Code Unit Name Elective Units
AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquires in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR010 Repair wiring harness and looms Elective
AURLTJ013 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyres assemblies Elective
AURTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURRLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Elective
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmission Elective
AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmission Elective
AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTB015 Assemble and fir braking systems components Elective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Elective
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmission Elective
AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmission Elective

You will be assessed including during work placement

Training Product Status: Current Training Product Release Date:07 December 2018

Course Overview

Classroom based face-to-face training


Practical training in Automotive Workshop (Auto Genius) located at 2 Salisbury Street, Sunshine North, Vic 3020

Note: Students are expected to conduct out-of-class self-learning and assessment activities whose total number of hours may vary among students

Work placement providers and industry partners

Assessment Methods

The Total Volume Of Learning For This Qualification Is Adjusted to 720 Hours to be delivered over 26 weeks with demonstrate performance skills in a simulated workplace, an automotive workshop (about 5 hours per week)

Career Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Automotive Heavy Vehicle Master Technician
  • Automotive Master Technician
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhaul Technician
  • Performance Vehicle Technician

To know more refer to: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR50216

Pathways From The Qualification

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After completing AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology, candidates may choose to undertake further studies which include but not limited to BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or any other AQF Level 6 qualification.

Employment Pathway: Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Advance Diagnostic Technician.


  • Tuition Fee = AUD 6,400
  • Resource Fee = AUD 300
  • Enrolment Fee = AUD 500