AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 0101705

AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification at APEIRO Institute 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.

Duration: 68 Weeks inc 10 weeks holidays.
Classes are rostered for 20 hours per week + Self directed study
Location: Perth Campus, Melbourne Campus Sydney Campus
Study Modes: Classroom based, face-to-face, Workshop*
Fees and Intakes

*Workshop Address: 8 Savill Pl, Carlisle WA 6101 (Melbourne Workshop is on campus).

Career Outcome

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Vehicle Service Technician
  • Vehicle Technician

Recognition Of Prior Learning(RPL)

An application can be made for RPL if you believe that you have already gained the necessary skills and competencies through work or previous learning. An RPL application form is available upon request and you will be required to provide supporting documents. The application will be processed and an assessment made in accordance with the APEIRO Institute RPL and AQF Recognition Policy and Procedure.

Entry Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or above AND
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent AND
  • IELTS Academic Test Score of atleast 5.5 or Equivalent (Not Applicable for Australian Residents)

Course Content:

This course consists of 20 core unit and 16 Elective units.

Core Units:

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

Elective Units:

  • AURACA001 - Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
  • AURAFA003 - Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR006 - Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • AURETR010 - Repair wiring harnessed and looms
  • AURETR026 - Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • AURLTB004 - Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems
  • AURLTE004 - Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines
  • AURLTJ013 - Remove, inspect and refit lgiht vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • AURTTA005 - Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURTTC001 - Inspect and service cooling systems
  • AURTTD002 - Inspect and service steering systems
  • AURTTK001 - Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTQ001 - Inspect and service final drive assemblies
  • AURTTQ003 - Inspect and service drive shafts
  • AURTTX002 - Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • AURTTX003 - Inspect and service automatic transmissions


A range of assessment methods are used during this course to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills. We use a range of assessment activities that meet the diverse needs of our students. Some of these include:

  • Case studies / Scenarios
  • Projects / Presentations
  • Oral / Written questioning
  • Observation / Demonstration

What Next

Successful completion of Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechnical Technology may give the opportunity to a learner to further their education to AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechnical Overhauling and AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis. Candidates wishing to proceed to further their education in an Australian University will be advised to contact the University directly for Enrolment Purposes.