Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30616

Course Length

Full time:

up to 4 Years

Cost

Subsidised Apprentice:

$3,832.00

Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):

$759.00

Full Fee:

$6,772.00

Course Materials:

$783.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

Delivery Mode

Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Learn how to repair and maintain cars and light vehicles with the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

You'll learn to diagnose and repair issues with steering suspension, and cooling systems, as well as servicing electrical systems and wheel tyre assemblies.

You'll also learn important workplace safety skills so you're prepared for life in a real auto workshop.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Service and Repair industry.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $3,832.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $759.00

3. Full Fee: $6,772.00

Course Materials: $783.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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
  • Please apply through the Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Course Study Units

Core Units
AURAEA002 - Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 - Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 - Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR023 - Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR025 - Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029 - Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 - Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031 - Diagnose and repair ignition systems
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
AURLTE002 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ001 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA004 - Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA018 - Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001 - Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003 - Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004 - Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001 - Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK002 - Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
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
AURETD011 - 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
AURLTJ002 - Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTJ011 - Select light vehicle wheels and tyres
AURLTJ013 - Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURLTQ001 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTQ012 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURLTX001 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX002 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTX013 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
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
AURVTW009 - Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURVTW018 - Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Additional Information

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.

Course Co-ordinator

Brett Ambrosio

Attendance & 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.

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.

Attendance on campus is required for 5 days per week for 7 blocks throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment.

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

Student Support

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.

Learn more about support services

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.