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AUR30620 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 AUR30620
Start date Monthly intakes are available. Please contact the admissions team for further information.International Students: +613 9450 0500

Local Students: 131389

Delivery mode
  • Blended delivery: Face-to-face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom), and Practical Placement.
  • classroom-based; apprenticeship (Please note: you will need to supply your own employer)
  • International: 70 weeks including 10 weeks break  (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)
  • Domestic: 70 weeks   (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound is 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: 70 weeks 20 hours per week (full-time delivery).
  • You will be expected to put in 5 to 6 hours per week of self-paced learning when you enrol in a full-time 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 depending upon the number of contact days per week.


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 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
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 20
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 44
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 28
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 28
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 80
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 28
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 28
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 44
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 40
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 40
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 40
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTA118 Carry out diagnostic procedures 40
Elective Units
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 20
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems 20
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions 20
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 60
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 40
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 40
AURLTF102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 40
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 20
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 80
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems 20
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems 20
AURAFA103 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, but he never did get around to 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 the dates provided do not suit you, please contact us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit students’ needs.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
International Students 9th 24th 17th 9th