Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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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.

This course has been superseded by Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR30620 (103615A).

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

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR012)
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles (AURETR025)
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA002)
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK002)
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK001)
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines (AURTTE004)
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems (AURTTF001)
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems (AURTTB001)
BSBRES411Analyse and present research information (BSBRES411)
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems (AURETR032)
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems (AURETR029)
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems (AURETR030)
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA004)
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives (AURTTA005)
AURETR035Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation (AURETR035)
AURLTJ013Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies (AURLTJ013)
AURETR020Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems (AURETR020)
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems (AURETR031)
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems (AURTTD002)
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems (AURTTD004)
AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems (AURLTD004)
AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems (AURLTD005)
AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines (AURLTE002)
AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems (AURLTZ001)
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC003)
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems (AURETR023)
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems (AURETR022)
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions (AURTTX003)
AURLTX013Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems (AURLTX013)
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions (AURLTX001)
AURLTX002Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions (AURLTX002)
AURLTQ012Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts (AURLTQ012)
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures (AURTTA018)
AURTTB013Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors (AURTTB013)
AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems (AURLTB003)
AURACA001Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace (AURACA001)
AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace (AURAFA003)
AURETD001Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems (AURETD001)
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles (AURETH001)
AURETH002Service and maintain battery electric vehicles (AURETH002)
AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace (AURETK002)
AURETR005Install automotive security systems and components (AURETR005)
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits (AURETR006)
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms (AURETR010)
AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components (AURETR011)
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems (AURETR024)
AURETR028Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems (AURETR028)
AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems (AURETR043)
AURETR044Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems (AURETR044)
AURETU001Install air conditioning systems (AURETU001)
AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU003)
AURETU004Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU004)
AURETU005Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU005)
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURHTF002)
AURLTD006Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations (AURLTD006)
AURLTE001Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies (AURLTE001)
AURLTF002Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURLTF002)
AURLTJ001Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications (AURLTJ001)
AURLTJ002Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes (AURLTJ002)
AURLTJ003Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies (AURLTJ003)
AURLTQ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies (AURLTQ001)
AURLTQ002Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts (AURLTQ002)
AURLTX003Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems (AURLTX003)
AURTTB003Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors (AURTTB003)
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems (AURTTC001)
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems (AURTTF002)
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems (AURTTF005)
AURTTJ001Balance wheels and tyres (AURTTJ001)
AURTTL007Inspect and service LPG fuel systems (AURTTL007)
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies (AURTTQ001)
AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts (AURTTQ003)
AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissions (AURTTX002)
AURTTZ002Diagnose and repair exhaust systems (AURTTZ002)
AURVTA004Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs (AURVTA004)
AURVTW001Carry out manual metal arc welding on components (AURVTW001)
AURVTW004Carry out tungsten inert gas welding (AURVTW004)
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting (AURVTW008)
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding (AURVTW009)
BSBRES401Analyse And Present Research Information (BSBRES401)

  • 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.

7 February 2022

11 July 2022

Term 1 31 January - 8 April
Holidays 9 April - 25 April
Term 2 26 April - 24 June
Holidays 25 June - 10 July
Term 3 11 July - 16 September
Holidays 17 September - 2 October
Term 4 3 October - 20 December

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

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.