Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Code AUR30616
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1205 hours

Course Overview

The AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is the recognised qualification to become an Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician.

The AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Students will learn to repair and maintain cars and light vehicles or particular components of vehicles such as steering and suspension or cooling systems.

This course is delivered as an apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Automotive Service and Repair industry.

Working in this industry can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you might wish to undertake further studies in:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You will be enrolled in 1205 hours of Training.

Attendance on campus is required throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

The course duration is up to 4 years.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Wangaratta and Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice $3,735.50
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession $747.10
Full Fee $6,422.65
Course Materials $783.25

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

AUR30616 – Core Units
AURTTA018 – Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTA004 – Carry out servicing operations
AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURTTC003 – Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR031 – Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTZ001 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURLTE002 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
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
AURETR023 – Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR030 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURTTB001 – Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTE004 – Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001 – Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AUR30616 – Elective Units
AURACA001 – Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAFA001 – Use numbers in an automotive workplace
AURATA001 – Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
AURETD001 – Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
AURETR022 – Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024 – Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR032 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR043 – Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR044 – Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURETU001 – Install air conditioning systems
AURETU003 – Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU004 – Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU005 – Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU007 – Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors
AURLTD006 – Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURLTE001 – Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies
AURLTJ002 – Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTJ003 – Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURLTQ001 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTQ002 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURLTX001 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX002 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTX003 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURTTA005 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA009 – Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURTTA017 – Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTB004 – Inspect and service air braking systems
AURTTD004 – Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTE005 – Overhaul engines
AURTTF002 – Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005 – Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTF006 – Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTK001 – Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX003 – Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTZ002 – Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURVTW003 – Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW008 – Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW009 – Carry out basic gas metal arc welding

Assessment Methods

Assessments methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Practical Demonstration
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in a Traineeship/Apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.