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

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At a glance

At a glance

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

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AUR30616 / AUR40116 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / Certificate IV in Automotive Management

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Course overview

Course overview

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

As well as developing the skills to manage a small automotive business, in this course you will discover how to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles including the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential), and suspension systems (steering, brakes, wheels and tyres).

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an automotive mechanic or light vehicle technician, or in management roles in an automotive retail, service and repair environments.

Units

The successful achievement of this dual qualification requires you to complete:-

AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • all core and 16 elective units from the list below. 

AUR40116 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management

  • all core and 2 elective units from the list below. 

You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
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
AUR40116 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
AURACA003
Build customer relations in an automotive workplace
AURAEA004
Manage environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAMA004
Maintain business image in an automotive workplace
AURAMA005
Manage complex customer issues in an automotive workplace
BSBSMB407
Manage a small team
BSBWHS401
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
AURETK002
Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR006
Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURLTQ001
Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTD002
Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004
Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTJ011
Balance wheels and tyres
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ003
Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AUR40116 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
AURAAA002
Determine retail rates for automotive products and services
AURATA005
Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

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.

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 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).

Placement

International Students
If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. To ensure you gain a broad range of practical experience, thus further enhancing your theoretical learning at TAFE, you will be placed in a range of industry relevant settings.

TAFE Queensland will assist in arranging suitable placements. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. 

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 400 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Need to know

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.

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland