AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical

Vocational Training Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102205E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Job Roles/Employment Outcomes

This qualification is intended to prepare individuals or to develop existing skills for performing mechanical technology service and repair tasks in the automotive industry. Job outcomes related to this qualification


  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician.

Course Delivery and Assessment Methods

Delivery is conducted on campus and includes face to face teaching in classroom with tutorials and practicals delivered in Automotive Workshops, where students have the opportunity for hands on learning. Assessments comprise of written questions, observation of demonstrations, project work, report, documentation etc.


Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, or other relevant qualifications.

Course Structure

A total of 36 Units (20 core and 16 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Unit code Unit title Core/Elective

AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core

AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core

AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core

AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Core

AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core

AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core

AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems Core

AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core

AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core

AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core

AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core

AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core

AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core

AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core

AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core

AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core

AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition Fee: 15,000; Material Fee: 750; Enrolment Fee: 500 To suit the client/individual 60 weeks
Read more60 weeks, including 55 study weeks and 5 weeks of holidays

Full time
Vocational Training Institute
Level 3, 190 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

There are no entry requirements specified in the training package.

Vocational Training Institute (VTI) requires following criteria to be met:

Age and Academic Requirements

  • 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.
  • Successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent.

English Requirements

Students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

IELTS level of at least 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) or the successful completion of at least General English Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate level.


Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.


Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake VTI’s English Placement Test. If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program..


Vocational Training Institute
Level 3, 190 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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