Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
1 year
Course Fees

Course structure

This course aims to provide you with knowledge and skills in the field of light vehicle mechanics. You will study a range of specialist modules including petrol fuel systems, cooling systems and associated components, transmissions (automatic), final drive assemblies, diagnostic procedures and electronic drive management systems.

Modes of Study

This course requires face to face classroom study and compulsory work placement (arranged by Kangan Institute) of 300 hours. Classes will be scheduled between 8.00am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.Click here to take a 3D tour of ACE

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits (AURETR006)
AURVTW101Carry out manual metal arc welding on components (AURVTW101)
AURETR135Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation (AURETR135)
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA102)
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems (AURTTD004)
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems (AURETR128)
AURTTQ103Inspect and service drive shafts (AURTTQ103)
AURTTZ102Diagnose and repair exhaust systems (AURTTZ102)
AURETU001Install air conditioning systems (AURETU001)
AURTTX102Inspect and service manual transmissions (AURTTX102)
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems (AURTTD002)
AURETD101Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems (AURETD101)
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems (AURETR130)
AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives (AURTTA105)
AURETU103Service air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU103)
AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections (AURTTA017)
AURETH101Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles (AURETH101)
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms (AURETR010)
AURETH002Service and maintain battery electric vehicles (AURETH002)
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA104)
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems (AURETR132)
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR112)
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)
AURLTX103Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems (AURLTX103)
AURVTA104Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs (AURVTA104)
AURETU105Retrofit automotive air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU105)
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies (AURTTQ001)
AURETU104Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components (AURETU104)
AURETR122Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems (AURETR122)
AURLTJ113Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies (AURLTJ113)
AURETR120Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems (AURETR120)
AURLTJ011Select light vehicle wheels and tyres (AURLTJ011)
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems (AURETR129)
AURLTQ102Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts (AURLTQ102)
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems (AURTTC001)
AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components (AURETR011)
AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems (AURETR123)
AURTTJ011Balance wheels and tyres (AURTTJ011)
AURVTW104Carry out tungsten inert gas welding (AURVTW104)
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systems (AURETR131)
AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systems (AURTTB101)
AURHTF102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURHTF102)
AURLTJ102Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes (AURLTJ102)
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace (AURAFA103)
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK001)
AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems (AURETR124)
AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systems (AURTTF101)
AURVTW109Carry out basic gas metal arc welding (AURVTW109)
AURLTZ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems (AURLTZ101)
AURLTX102Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions (AURLTX102)
AURTTX103Inspect and service automatic transmissions (AURTTX103)
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC103)
AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems (AURTTF105)
AURETR144Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems (AURETR144)
AURTTA009Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations (AURTTA009)
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies (AURTTA118)
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems (AURLTD104)
AURETH011Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles (AURETH011)
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines (AURTTE104)
AURLTE001Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies (AURLTE001)
AURETR143Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems (AURETR143)
AURLTD106Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations (AURLTD106)
AURLTF102Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURLTF102)
AURLTQ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies (AURLTQ101)
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems (AURLTB103)
AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems (AURLTD105)
AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines (AURLTE102)
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles (AURETR125)
AURLTX101Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions (AURLTX101)
AURTTB013Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors (AURTTB013)
AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace (AURETK002)
AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems (AURTTF102)
AURVTW018Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting (AURVTW018)
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK102)

  • Major Study Areas

    • Mechanical and electrical systems, maintenance, service and repair
    • Diagnosis of complex faults in automotive vehicle systems
    • Reports and technical document development
    • Report and document development
    • Interpreting and producing technical drawings through CAD (Computer Aided Design)

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

Included in the tuition fees, however students will be required to supply their own personal stationery.

Annual Amenities Fee


  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher

    English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognised equivalent.

6 February 2023

Term 1 27 January - 6 April
Holidays 9 April - 25 April
Term 2 24 April - 23 June
Holidays 24 June - 9 July
Term 3 10 July - 15 September
Holidays 16 September - 1 October
Term 4 2 October - 20 December

Classes will be scheduled between 8.00am to  9.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.

This course is subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start of the course.

Study pathways

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis (091651M)

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Motor mechanic
  • Skilled tradesperson in automotive
  • Workshop supervisor


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.