Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Course Details




92 weeks

(80 weeks tuition + 12 weeks scheduled break)

Number of Units

36 units of competency
(20 core units + 16 elective units)

Offshore Fee


Onshore Fee


*Non-Tuition fees not included



Mode of delivery

Blended - Face to Face & Online

Course Code


Course Overview

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.

Course Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years old and above.

Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

English Requirement for International Students
Minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Pre-enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session with the College’s Enrolments Team, one  of the College’s approved Education Agents, or a College Sales Manager.

Students should ensure that they have read the Pre-Enrolment Consultation information provided during this consultation, so that they can make an informed decision prior to enrolment.

Packaging Rules

Core Unit Code
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines
AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Elective Unit Code
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTA021Diagnose complex system faults
AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURLTE001Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies
AURTTR101Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems
AURLTX101Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX102Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURLTD109Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURETR037Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems
AURAEA004Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURLTE104Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
AURLTD106Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURACA101Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
*AURETR037 is superseded by and equivalent to AURETR137 – Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems. Students will be provided teaching for AURETR137. After completion of AURETR137, the college will issue Statement of Attainment for AURETR137; then make CT to AURETR037 in qualification certificate or transcript of AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.
Description oflicensing requirements (if indicated above)No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. This qualification will only fulfil the academic requirements, not a licensed trade qualification.

Note: The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned above.

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30620) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

NPA does not guarantee that:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of an NPA qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Related Occupations

Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician

Completion of an NPA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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