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AUR30620 / AUR40216 | 103618J / 095395A

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Dual award | International Students

Kick start your mechanical career with this trade-level dual qualification that will get you working in the automotive industry sooner. This qualification will set you on the path to employment opportunities in specialised diagnostic, servicing, repair, and maintenance roles.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$25,100

Course overview

Kick start your mechanical career with this trade-level dual qualification. This qualification will set you on the path to employment opportunities in specialised diagnostic, servicing, repair, and maintenance roles. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics grew strongly over the past five years with around 23,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

In this course you'll 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'll also gain the skills to perform advanced analysis and modification tasks to enhance vehicle performance in the automotive retail, service, and repair industries.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an automotive mechanic or light vehicle mechanical technician.

What can I do?

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

Course outcome:

AUR30620 / AUR40216 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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'll 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

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake up to 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • 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
  • AURASA102
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR112
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR112
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR123
    Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR123
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the spark ignition engine management systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR125
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR125
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR129
    Diagnose and repair charging systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR129
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair charging systems. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR130
    Diagnose and repair starting systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR130
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair starting systems. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR131
    Diagnose and repair ignition systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR131
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the ignition systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURLTB103
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURLTB103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the hydraulic braking systems of light vehicles.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURLTD104
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURLTD104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURLTD105
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURLTD105
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURLTE102
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURLTE102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the spark ignition engines and compression ignition engines of light vehicles.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURLTZ101
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURLTZ101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the emission control systems of light vehicles.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA104
    Carry out servicing operations
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out servicing operations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out servicing operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA118
    Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA118
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and carry out a diagnostic testing strategy on vehicles, vessels or machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTB101
    Inspect and service braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTB101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service braking systems according to manufacturer specifications.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTC103
    Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTC103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the cooling systems of vehicles. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTE104
    Inspect and service engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTE104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service engines.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF101
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service vehicle petrol fuel systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK102
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
06 Feb 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $25,100
Acacia Ridge
10 Jul 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $25,100

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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis (AUR30620 / AUR40216)

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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

COURSE CODE: AUR30620 / AUR40216
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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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 Diagnosis - 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) with Sound Achievement in Mathematics. 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.

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

Placement

You are required to undertake up to 400 hours of Vocational Placement each year to successfully complete your program.

A placement with an industry partner will be provided for you as part of the course support facilities.

Need to know

Students may be required to hold a valid driver's licence to study AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

International important information

Please note this is a recommended dual qualification. The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - 1 year, 9 months - $18,900

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis - 3 months - $6,200

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
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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