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AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Outline

This course is for people working in the automotive industry who want a career as an automotive light vehicle mechanic. Students will learn how to service, repair and diagnose faults in motor vehicles weighing up to 4.5 tonnes. Students will learn how to diagnose service and repair faults in light vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical systems and components.

Course code AUR30616
Start date

Monthly intakes available. Please contact the admissions team for further information.

International Students: +613 9450 0500

Local Students: 131389

Delivery mode classroom based
  • International Students: 70 Weeks including 10 Weeks break
  • Domestic Students: 60Weeks

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.


  • International: typically this course will be delivered approximately over 70 weeks including 10 weeks of break.
  • Domestic: 60 weeks
  • 20 hours per week (fulltime delivery).
  • You will be expected to put in 5 to 6 hours per week of self-paced learning when you enrol in a fulltime course.
  • The duration of the course may vary based on the mode of delivery i.e. classroom-based, work-based, full-time or part-time, etc.

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.


Pathways into the qualification

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20512 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Employment or occupational pathway

This course is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector. The occupational title for this position is Automotive Mechanic.

Units of study

Core Units
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 20
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 44
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 28
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 28
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 80
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 28
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 28
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 44
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems 40
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 40
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 40
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 40


Elective Units
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 20
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems 20
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions 20
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 60
AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 40
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 40
AURLTF002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 40
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 20
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 80
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems 20
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems 20
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations 20
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 20

Assessment Methods

MITT uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.

For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.

Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of MITT’s reassessment policy.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification. Example: Mark has been working as a motor mechanic in a workshop for 5 years, he never did get around completing his qualification, his employer asks him to complete his Certificate III in Automotive, but he wasnʼt keen to study. In this case scenario, MITT can help Mark through the process and he could complete his qualification in less than a year.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Course Intake Dates

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.


If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

State Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Victoria 15th 9th 4th
New South Wales 15th 9th 4th