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  • AUR30616
  • 095172E

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

At a glance

At a glance

This apprenticeship course will put you on the path to becoming a qualified light vehicle mechanic.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Light Vehicle Mechanic
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Practice and apply a broad range of skills in light vehicle mechanics with this apprenticeship qualification. This course is a required part of your apprenticeship to become a qualified light vehicle mechanic.

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.

This course will give you the underpinning skills and knowledge to service and repair the mechanical parts of a motor vehicle such as the engine, transmission and suspension systems. You'll learn to discuss problems with vehicle owners to discover faults, carry out diagnostic procedures and repair and service a range of automotive systems including cooling systems, fuel systems, air conditioning and emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, braking systems, final drive assemblies and steering systems.

Our highly experienced team of industry-professionals work in partnership with some of the major automotive companies, so you know you will be learning current techniques using the latest technology.

Successful completion of this qualification as part of your apprenticeship allows you to apply for recognition as a qualified light vehicle tradesperson.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR023
Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTB003
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD004
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD005
Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE002
Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ001
Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURLTF001
Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
AURLTJ003
Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURTTA009
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURVTW003
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURETU002
Recover vehicle refrigerants
AURVTW008
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURTTQ003
Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETH011
Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR043
Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR044
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURETU003
Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU004
Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU005
Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURLTD006
Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURLTQ002
Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURLTX001
Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX002
Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTX003
Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTJ001
Balance wheels and tyres
AURACA001
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURLTQ001
Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURTTA017
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTD002
Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004
Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF006
Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTL007
Inspect and service LPG fuel systems
AURTTX003
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTZ002
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURETK002
Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURETR009
Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • 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
  • 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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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 stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland