Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30616

Course Length

Part time:

3 years

Cost

Subsidised Apprentice:

$4,200.00

Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):

$840.00

Full Fee:

$7,200.00

Course Materials:

$900.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$85.00

Campuses

Echuca

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

Apprenticeship

School Based 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.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work 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 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.

Course Dates & Times

Echuca

Apprenticeship - Open from 18th January / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $4,200.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $840.00

3. Full Fee: $7,200.00

Course Materials: $900.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, 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.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
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Entry Requirements

This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.

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:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Students will be required to have access to the following in order to complete this blended course:

  • Laptop/Computer with internet access, including access to You Tube.
  • Access to digital camera or video camera for visual and audio assessment tasks.
  • Protective enclosed footwear
  • Media player.

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
AURETR010 - Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR011 - Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR022 - Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024 - Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR043 - Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR044 - Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURLTF002 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURLTJ002 - Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
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
AURTTF002 - Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005 - Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTX003 - Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURVTW010 - Set up and use welding equipment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Mark Ward

Attendance & Commitment

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

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

Apprenticeship
- 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. The majority of the learning is on-and-off-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor and trainer. Must attend 80% of the course block delivery days.

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Learning support

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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.