AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Details

Units of Competency: 36 Units

1. AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
2. AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
3. AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
4. AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
5. AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
6. AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
7. AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
8. AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
9. AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
10. AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
11. AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
12. AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
13. AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
14. AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
15. AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
16. AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
17. AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
18. AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
19. AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
20. AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
1.AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
2.AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
3.AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
4.AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
5.AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
6.AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
7.AURTTZ102Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
8.AURTTX102Inspect and service manual transmissions
9.AURTTX103Inspect and service automatic transmissions
10.AURLTX103Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
11.AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies
12.AURTTQ103Inspect and service drive shafts
13.AURLTJ011Select light vehicle wheels and tyres
14.AURLTJ113Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
15.AURTTJ011Balance wheels and tyres
16.AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections

Please note choice of electives may vary based on the employment outcome appropriate to a student’s needs, qualification requirement and our ability to deliver.

Common Questions


  • Completion of Year 12 or high school or equivalent in applicant’s home country (Subject to the country Assessment Level).
  • International Students must be over 18 years of age before commencing studies.
  • There are no course specific requirements for this course


  • International Students must have a good command of written and spoken English.
  • International students who do not have English as first language will need to show that they are capable of completing the course successfully by meeting at least one of the following entry requirements:
    • An IELTS score (Academic Module) of 5.5 with no individual band score less than 5.0, or
    • Certificate IV or Higher of AQF qualification or
    • PTE, with the minimum of overall 43 score (at least 36 score in each module)
    • Students with 5.0 bands will be considered if they have complete ELICOS program for a minimum period of 10 weeks
    • NYC in house English Placement Test for onshore applicants from Level 1 & 2 countries only

Note: All applicants from Level 3 countries must sit IELTS or PTE and obtain the required score before seeking enrolment in this course.

Please fill in the enquiry form or talk to your education agent to learn more about the cost and visa application if you're overseas.

The course is delivered Face to Face in a classroom and an industrial-grade automotive workshop.

We will also organise 360 hours of work placement for you which can be paid or unpaid. Please note, you must meet all your obligation before commencing your work placement.

Contact Hours:

  • 20 Hours face to face classroom (or virtual*) training including training in the automotive workshop provided by PAGE Institute

*Please note face to face training may be delivered virtually due to covid-19 restrictions. Further information will be provided at the time of enrolment.

The anticipated duration of this course is 82 weeks. However, it may be significantly shorter depending on the factors such as CTs and RPL.

Please note as a student visa holder the duration of course may impact your visa conditions. We strongly recommend you contact the department of home affairs for more information.

We use a range of theory and practical assessment activities for each unit of competency to determine whether you’re competent.

The activities include but not limited to:

  • Theoretical assessments such as Written Questions, Oral Questions, Assignments, Projects, Case Studies
  • Practical assessments such as Role Plays, Demonstration Tasks, Presentations, Workplace Observations

You may be eligible to apply for credit transfer (CT) and/or RPL because of your previous studies and/or experience.

You must discuss this with us prior to enrolling in any course. We will take you through a process to help you substantiate your claims. More information will be made available to you upon request.

RPL is an assessment process that involves the assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal, and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. 

Credit Transfer simply means we recognise your previous studies in Australia relevant to the course you’re applying to do with us. All of the completed units relevant to the course you undertake with us need not be completed again.