AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
COURSE CODE : AUR30616 | CRICOS CODE : 0101307


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.


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 learning) 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.

28/01/2021 19/04/2021
12/07/2021 04/10/2021
Victoria – 341 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
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
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification
For international students, ACFE accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:
  • IELTS Overall 5.5 band (no band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 69-79 with no band less than 14
  • TOEFL Paper 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL CBT (Combuted-based) 193 (with a min.TWE 3.5)
  • PTE Academic 46 with no communicative skill score less than 40
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.

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:
  • Trade tools
  • Class materials
  • Printing
  • Stationery
  • Safety wear
  • Uniforms
  • 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

    38 units of competency are required for this qualification, including: 22 Core Units and 16 Electives

    Core Units – 22
    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
    AURLTZ001s Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control system
    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
    AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
    AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

    Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information before enrolling.

    Electives – 16
    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
    AURLTJ013 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyres 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
    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
    AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
    AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions


    January, April, July, October

    Course Fees

    $20,000 AUD (includes material + administration fee)

    Mode of Study

    Face to Face
    Blended / Online learning


    78 Weeks


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