February 8, 2021

AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Code: 103631A 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

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
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systemsCore
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systemsCore
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesCore
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systemsCore
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operationsCore
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategiesCore
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
Diagnose and repair cooling systemsCore
AURTTE104 Inspect and service enginesCore
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURAFA108 Interpret and apply automotive repair instructionsElective
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assembliesElective
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assembliesElective
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shaftsElective
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissionsElective
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systemsElective
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspectionsElective
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesivesElective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systemsElective
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systemsElective
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyresElective
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assembliesElective
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissionsElective
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTZ002 Diagnose 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.