AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


The AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology 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.

This course examines service and repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and systems associated with light vehicle engines, suspension, steering, braking, transmissions, ignition and electrical accessory systems and related components.

Tasks also include discussing problems with customers to detect faults through various diagnostic procedures and use of specialised diagnostic equipment. The introduction of electronic control for engine, emission and dynamic vehicle control systems has given an added dimension to the complexity of this tradition motor mechanic’s work.

Course Details

After successfully completing AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students may apply for:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the ACFE purpose built workshop and computer laboratory.

The program will be delivered over 78 weeks (holiday inclusive, and 2 days (7 hours each) per week Online lerning) and 1 day (6 hours – self-paced structured e-learning).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

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Successfully completing this course may enable you to work as a:

  • Motor mechanic
* Completion of an ACFE qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

  • 18 years or older upon application
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent.
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification
  • For international students, ACFE accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:
    o IELTS Overall 5.5 band (no band below 5.0)
    o TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 69-79 with no band less than 14
    o TOEFL Paper 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)
    o TOEFL CBT (Combuted-based) 193 (with a min.TWE 3.5)
    o PTE Academic 46 with no communicative skill score less than 40
    o Evidence of at least 5 years of studies in an English speaking country (Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, South Africa, Republic of Ireland)

    Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Services Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit. You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

International Students: $20,000 (includes materials & Administration Fee)

  • Administration Fee – $500
  • Total Materials Fee – $2,500

Materials fee covers the cost of goods, materials and / or services provided by ACFE to be used by students in the course of training.
The Materials Fees in this qualification include:
o Trade tools
o Class materials
o Printing
o Stationery
o Safety wear
o Uniforms
o Excursions

Note: Fees are subject to changes
The following assessment methods (not limited to) may be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation in a simulated work environment
  • Observation after in actual work environment via third party reports and observation checklists

36 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

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

AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems

AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems

AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes

AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems

AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems

AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems

AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres

AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions

AURLTJ013 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies

AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies

AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions

AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace