AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Code: 091627M Tuition Fees*: $10,000   Material Fee: $850
*Fees for international students in Australian dollars

Qualification Description:

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include light vehicle mechanical technician.

Entry Requirements of the College:
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.  However, student must meet following entry requirements to study at NMC. Click Here for details.

Course Duration:

This course is delivered over a total of 52 weeks that includes 44 weeks of scheduled face to face delivery and up to 8 weeks of public holidays and terms breaks in between.

Course Structure:

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 36 units of competency, consisting of 20 core units and 16 elective units. Training delivery will be in training rooms and in a simulated automotive workshop.

Units of Competency

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systemsCore
AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systemsCore
AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesCore
AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systemsCore
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operationsCore
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic proceduresCore
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systemsCore
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systemsCore
AURTTE004Inspect and service enginesCore
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systemsCore
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
AURLTJ013Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assembliesElective
AURTTQ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assembliesElective
AURTTQ012Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shaftsElective
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissionsElective
AURLTX013Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systemsElective
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesivesElective
AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspectionsElective
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systemsElective
AURLTTD004Inspect and service suspensions systemsElective
AURTTF006Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systemsElective
AURTTJ011Balance wheels and tyresElective
AURTTK001use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assembliesElective
AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissionsElective
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissionsElective
AURTTZ002Diagnose and repair exhaust systemsElective

Delivery Arrangements

This program is to be delivered in a classroom based environment at main campus at with an access to a NMC workplace or workshop located 84 Buckley St, Footscray Vic 3011 to receive practical industry training as part of the course training program. As a requirement of this course the students will also have access to all the required equipment and facilities of the automotive workshop facilities at Main campus. Each unit is delivered in a combination of face to face theory and demonstration sessions in the classroom and the automotive simulated workshop environment which is supported by practical group development and individual activities within the automotive environment.

Students will be provided with detailed learners guide and learning materials to support the assessment activities. The learning materials will include learning assessments and other reference material available from trainer relevant to the unit of competence being delivered. The learning materials will include learning assessments and other reference material available from trainer relevant to the unit of competence being delivered.

Hands on Training in Automotive Workshop

NMC Automotive workshop will provide hands on training for automotive students. Just to name a few features, the training centre consists of; working bases/Hoists with a comprehensive range of all the tools and equipment found in workshop facilities today. Three different vehicles to provide students with real life experience of vehicle maintenance and repair. Workshop which has been systematically sectioned with a several main areas to encourage and help students learn the different areas of vehicle service and repair. During the training hours, students are supervised at all times to ensure OHS procedures

Assessment methods:

NMC use a range of assessment methods to determine overall competency requirements for this unit of competency, which includes but not limited to:

• Written/Oral questions

• Practical Demonstration

• Written Assignment

• Case studies and scenarios

• Role play and class activities

Students are informed about specific assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit of competency along with submission/completion timeframe. As this is a competency based training, outcome of the student assessment will be deemed Competent (C ) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).

RPL/Credit Transfer:

Students can apply for recognition of prior learning, 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. You can also apply for course credit if you have completed the same unit previously. To apply for RPL or credit transfer indicate your preference in the application form or speak to NMC staff at the time of enrolment. Refer to RPL/Credit Transfer policy for details.