Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

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 – 9.00pm Monday to Friday. Timetables will be confirmed at orientation.

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Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems
BSBRES401Analyse and present reserch information
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURETR035Apply Knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURLTJ003Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURTTB003Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors
AURETR020Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems
AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURLTX003Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX002Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTQ002Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures

  • Major Study Areas

    • Mechanical and electrical systems, maintenance, service and repair
    • Automotive diagnostics, analysis and evaluation of fault identification and rectification
    • Business and management
    • Report and document development
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Customer service

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

February and July intake.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Classes will be scheduled between 8.00am – 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.