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AUR30616 / AUR40820 | 095172E / 103581F

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

International Students

Kick start your mechanical career with this trade-level dual qualification that will get you working in the automotive industry sooner.

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NEXT INTAKE International: Bundaberg Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 2 years
STUDY LOCATIONS Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$24,800

Course overview

Kick start your mechanical career with this trade-level dual qualification that will get you working in the automotive industry sooner. The automotive industry offers the opportunity to get involved in a broad-based skills area driven by new technologies. This qualification will set you on the path to employment opportunities in more specialised diagnostic, servicing, repair, and maintenance roles.

In this course you will learn how to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service, and repair environment. Carry out diagnostic procedures to identify complex faults in light vehicle petrol and diesel engines, electronic spark ignition engine management systems, and braking systems. You will also learn how to repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems, emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, final drive assemblies, and steering and suspension systems. The repair of ignition, electronic engine management, and electrical systems is also covered in this course.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a specialised automotive mechanical overhaul technician.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Automotive Overhauler
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhaul Technician

Course outcome:

AUR30616 / AUR40820 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

Automotive training facilities

Our large-scale automotive training facilities are equipped with the latest technology for hands-on learning including new truck and car donations from Iveco, Mack, Kenworth, Komatsu, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler and Holden.

Dual award

Take advantage of our dual award offerings and get two qualifications instead of one. In most cases you will only need to complete a few additional units to upgrade your qualification. Save time, enhance your job prospects, and add value to your skill set.

What you will study

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 36 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 20
Elective Competencies: 16

You will also be required to undertake 360 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 1
Elective Competencies: 9

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA002
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident. It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR024
    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR024
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the electronic compression ignition engine management systems of vehicles or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. Compression ignition engine management systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR025
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR025
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the battery to determine serviceability, charging, jump-starting, removing and replacing, and undertaking the final retesting of batteries, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The batteries include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR029
    Diagnose and repair charging systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR029
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the charging systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The charging systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR030
    Diagnose and repair starting systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR030
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the starting systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The starting systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURLTQ002
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
    UNIT CODE :
    AURLTQ002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the drive shafts of light vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The drive shafts include those in light vehicles or light commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or motorcycles. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA005
    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives in the automotive vehicle industry. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using sealants and adhesives, preparing and installing bearings, seals and gaskets, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry, It includes agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicle, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA018
    Carry out diagnostic procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA018
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out diagnostic procedures on vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves confirming the existence of a fault, choosing the appropriate diagnostic procedure and tools, applying the diagnostic procedure, and reporting conclusions. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTC001
    Inspect and service cooling systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTC001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service air and liquid cooling systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, reporting the inspection findings, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The cooling systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycle or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service cooling systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTC003
    Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTC003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the cooling systems of vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The cooling systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTD004
    Inspect and service suspension systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTD004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service front and rear suspension systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the front and rear suspension system for wear, oil or air leaks and physical damage, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The suspension systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment or trailers. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service suspension systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF001
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service petrol fuel systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the fuel system for leaks, inspecting the air filter, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The petrol fuel systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF002
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the fuel injection system for leaks, inspecting the air filter, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The diesel fuel injection systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF005
    Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in engine forced-induction systems. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Forced-induction systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK002
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace. It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTQ003
    Inspect and service drive shafts
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTQ003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service vehicle drive shafts. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the drive shaft for damage or abnormal wear, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the drive shaft, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The drive shafts include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service drive shafts

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTX002
    Inspect and service manual transmissions
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTX002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service manual transmissions. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the transmission, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the transmission, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The manual transmissions include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service manual transmissions

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTX003
    Inspect and service automatic transmissions
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTX003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service automatic transmissions. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the transmission, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the transmission, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The automatic transmissions include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service automatic transmissions

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTZ002
    Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTZ002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the exhaust systems of vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The unit applies to exhaust systems in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA121
    Diagnose complex system faults
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA121
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose faults in complex vehicle, vessels or machinery systems to determine the repair action necessary to restore system performance.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose complex system faults

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $24,800
Bundaberg
10 Jul 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $24,800

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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling (AUR30616 / AUR40820)

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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

COURSE CODE: AUR30616 / AUR40820
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Entry requirements

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - there are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling - you must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification.

Selection criteria

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter into this course;
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Students may be required to hold a valid driver's licence to study AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.

Replacement Qualification
AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology has been replaced by AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, as of 12 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 December 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

International important information

The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

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For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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