AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Cricos Course Code: 091609B Course Duration 52 Weeks (Including Holiday)

Are you interested in cars? Love to fix cars for friends and family? Do you want to use your interest in a professional environment?

This course prepares students to be an automotive mechanic who performs a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. This course will provide you with hands on experience in areas from inspecting cars to servicing and repairing various automotive systems. Graduates are qualified for employment as a motor mechanic.

Automotive technology is a physically demanding course and occupation. Working as a mechanic means that you will be on your feet for long hours and will have to lift heavy parts and equipment. Manual handling injuries are the most common type of injury occurring in automotive workshops. The injuries occur from handling heavy or awkward objects, heavy lifting, and prolonged or sustained work in awkward postures. These risks can be avoided by using appropriate lifting techniques and equipment.

Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites

There is no pre-requisites attached to this qualification. For more about entry requirement please see BIT 's course entry requirement.


Students will be provided with personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, overalls, gloves and face shields, and most important steel-capped boots.

Packaging Rules

To successfully achieve this qualification student need to complete 36 units of competency which include 20 core units, plus 16 elective units.

Units of Competency:

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Code Unit Name
AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace AURLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manualtransmissions
AURAQA002 Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging system AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking system AURTTJ002 Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
AURLTD004 Diagnose and Repair light vehicle steering systems AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems AURVTA004 Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
Students successfully completing the course will receive the Nationally Recognised AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification.
Job outcomes targeted by this qualification include:
  • Agricultural Mechanical Technician
  • Automotive Heavy Diesel Fuel Technician
  • Diesel Engine Technician
  • Drivetrain Repair Technician
  • Elevating Work Platform Technician
  • Forklift Technician
  • Heavy Commercial Trailer Technician
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Mobile Plant Technician
  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
Related industry sectors:
  • Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Service and Repair
  • Transport

Course Delivery:
At BIT courses are delivered in the Classroom, a training workshop and a fully equipped simulated workplace environment.
Delivery is a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Course Delivery Location:
Thornbury: 238 Collins Street, Thornbury

Intake Date:
Every Month


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