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

Dual award | International students
At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhaul Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR30616 / AUR40216 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology / Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 25 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
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
AURLTD004
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTB003
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking 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
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTD002
Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTD004
Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURLTQ002
Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURMTA007
Conduct non-destructive testing
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURETR043
Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURTTA021
Diagnose complex system faults
AURETH011
Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETH002
Service and maintain battery electric vehicles
Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
AURTTA021
Diagnose complex system faults
AURMTE001
Test engines using a dynamometer
AURMTF002
Analyse and repair performance fuel injection systems
AURLTD4009
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURMTA007
Conduct non-destructive testing
AURLTB4004
Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
AURETH011
Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETH002
Service and maintain battery electric vehicles
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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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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union 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
Important Information

Important Information


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

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) 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 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).

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

Placement

You are required to undertake 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.

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

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 - $18,600

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

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