Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Code
Passenger Vehicles
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(3 years)
Flexible(3 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Generally an apprenticeship takes 3 years of schooling and 1 year on the job training
Days and Time: Apprenticeship: Block release is available. You will attend classes for one week approximately every two months. Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 1pm
Non Apprentice: Program will be customised to suit your requirements.

Course Overview

This automotive apprenticeship course aims to provide knowledge and skills in the field of light vehicle mechanics. 

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30616) course opens doors to employment within the automotive industry, specifically for light vehicles and business ownership.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits40
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems60
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems30
AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems40
AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems30
AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems30
AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines60
AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems20
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations20
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems20
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines20
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems25
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURACA001Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace20
AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace20
AURETD001Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems25
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles10
AURETH002Service and maintain battery electric vehicles20
AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace20
AURETR005Install automotive security systems and components40
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits20
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms40
AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components40
AURETR020Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems40
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems70
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems50
AURETR028Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems40
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems80
AURETR035Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation15
AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems40
AURETR044Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems50
AURETU001Install air conditioning systems30
AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems25
AURETU004Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems35
AURETU005Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems30
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems80
AURLTD006Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations40
AURLTE001Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies30
AURLTF002Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems50
AURLTJ001Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications30
AURLTJ002Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes40
AURLTJ003Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies20
AURLTQ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies20
AURLTQ002Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts20
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions40
AURLTX002Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions50
AURLTX003Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems30
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives10
AURTTB003Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors40
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems10
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems10
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems10
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems20
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems15
AURTTJ001Balance wheels and tyres10
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
AURTTL007Inspect and service LPG fuel systems15
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies5
AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts5
AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissions10
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions10
AURTTZ002Diagnose and repair exhaust systems10
AURVTA004Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs20
AURVTW001Carry out manual metal arc welding on components30
AURVTW004Carry out tungsten inert gas welding30
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding20
BSBRES401Analyse And Present Research Information40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1185 1185 $3.10 $0.62 $15.50

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

This course is available through the apprenticeship and traineeship pathway. You are eligible if you are employed or have been offered a new apprenticeship or traineeship in your chosen field. Also, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course prepares you to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. This course may lead to employment as a Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30616). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may continue on to higher level studies, such as certificate IV or diploma studies.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

AASN registration or interview for apprentices.

Non-apprentices will be offered a position based on their past experience and ability to source additional skills practice.