AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 091627M
NoUnit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
1AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
2AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
3AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
4AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
5AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
6AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
7AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
8AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
9AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
10AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systemsCore
11AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systemsCore
12AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesCore
13AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systemsCore
14AURTTA004Carry out servicing operationsCore
15AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic proceduresCore
16AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systemsCore
17AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systemsCore
18AURTTE004Inspect and service enginesCore
19AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systemsCore
20AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
21AURTTF006Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systemsElective
22AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systemsElective
23AURTTZ2002Diagnose and repair exhaust systemsElective
24AURLTX003Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systemsElective
25AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissionsElective
26AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissionsElective
27AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissionsElective
28AURLTQ002Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shaftsElective
29AURLTQ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assembliesElective
30AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assembliesElective
31AURLTJ003Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assembliesElective
32AURTTJ001Balance wheels and tyresElective
33AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systemsElective
34AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
35AURACA001Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplaceElective
36AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspectionsElective

Course Duration:

This course will be delivered over 52 week duration (1 year) including holidays and breaks.

Delivery Mode: This course is delivered on face to face class room study on full time basis

Qualification Description:

This course is for students looking for a career as an automotive light vehicle mechanic. Students will learn how to service, repair and diagnose faults in light motor vehicles. Students will learn how to diagnose service and repair faults in light vehicle engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brake and electrical systems and components.

Entry Requirements of the College:

  1. Year 12 certificate (Or its Equivalent for Overseas students)
  2. Students applying at NMC must be of 18 years of age to apply.
  3. English English Language Requirements. All International Students applying for courses at NMC must have a minimum English Language proficiency level of one of the following: You should qualify in ANY ONE (1) of the following: • IELTS overall band of 5.5 or equivalent; • TOEFL iBT test score band of 46 equivalent or above; • PTE Academic band score 42 equivalent or above; • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) test score band of 47 equivalent or above; • OET score band Pass equivalent or above; • Successful completion of Senior Secondary certificate of education in Australia conducted in medium of English; • Completion of a full time studies in Australia towards a Certificate III level course or above; • English as the first language; • Satisfactory completion of the EAL course OR • Any other form of test which satisfies the Institution.
  4. Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Test:

NMC will review all enrolment applications to ensure entry requirements are being met prior to acceptance into a course. As part of the enrolment process students are required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test to ensure that the student has the ability to complete the course. This test will occur prior to course commencement and will be assessed by a trainer/Assessor or an authorised NMC Delegate.

Note: Training package requirements: No entry requirements


There are no pre-requisites

Pathways for Students:

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Training Pathway

A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

Certificate IIICertificate IVDiploma
AUR30616– Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical TechnologyAUR40116 – Certificate IV in Automotive Management ( course available at NMC)AUR50116 – Diploma of Automotive Management ( course Available at NMC )

Credit Transfer may be gained on completion of this qualification for further study in related qualifications.

Employment Pathway

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to operate as a light vehicle automotive mechanic. Further studies will enable participants to perform functions within the automotive industry. For More information on the course, please request for an updated course guide: admissions

Units of Competency

This course has been designed to meet the Light Vehicle stream within the qualification. Participants need to complete Thirty Six (36) units of competency, consisting of:

  • 20 Compulsory Core units, plus
  • 16 elective units

More details about core and electives units can be found on national training register by following link;

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: Agra 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 wasn’t keen to study. In this case scenario North Melbourne College (NMC) can help Agra through the process and he could complete his qualification in less than a year.

Having a qualification helps:

  1. Enter the Workforce
  2. Re-Enter the workforce
  3. Change careers
  4. Get a Job or Promotion

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

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

For More information and to enrol, please Contact our friendly team at NMC on

Assessment methods: NMC will use range of assessment methods while conducting assessments for this course which includes (but not limited to):

  • Knowledge Quiz
  • Short answer questions
  • Portfolio
  • Skills demonstration in automotive workshop