AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Course Details
Qualification code & title AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
CRICOS Code 110124F
Qualification Description This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service, and repair industry.
Requirements To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in

Total number of units = 36

  • 20 Core units
  • 16 elective units
Learner characteristics and target group Target groups for AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology will be international students who are:

  • Seeking to gain a career in automotive industry.
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.
Delivery Mode Face to face classroom theory and practical sessions
Delivery site This program is delivered at the Mid City College campus located at:

Suite 4, Level 3, 15 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601

The automotive workshop facility is located at:

12 Purdue Street, Belconnen ACT 2617

Course duration 78 weeks.

This qualification will be delivered over 66 weeks of training and assessment and a total 12 weeks of term breaks.

Entry Requirements Students entering this course at Mid City College must meet the following entry requirements:

Age requirements

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years at the time of course commencement.

Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 12) with satisfactory results OR Successful completion of an Australian qualification of AQF level 4. An educational achievement which is greater than any of these is also suitable.

English Language Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, or Ireland.
  • Successfully completion of an English Placement test.
  • Completed a recognized ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.
Pathways Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After achieving the AUR30620 Certificate III in in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, candidates may choose to undertake AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications.

Employment Pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician
Course credit Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.
Units of Competency
Unit Code Unit Title Core/ Elective
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies Core
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits Elective
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Elective
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes Elective
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies Elective
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Elective
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions Elective
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions Elective
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants, and adhesives Elective
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Elective
Facilities and Equipment

The following facilities, equipment, and resources will be used to deliver and assess this qualification:

  • Training rooms, including desks, chairs, whiteboard, and overhead projector
  • Fully functional Automotive workshop
  • Computers with Microsoft Office and access to the Internet.
  • Learning and assessment materials.
Assessment materials comprise of:

  • Assessor Marking Guide and Assessment Mapping
  • Student Assessment Tasks
  • Other supporting documents