AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Overview

The AUR30616 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. Clients will generally have an aptitude towards mechanical technology.

All students will need access to a training and assessing environment with suitable serviceable equipment in the workplace in order to successfully complete the practical components of this training.

Those who have completed AUR20512 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology; AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications may granted Credit towards this qualification.

Course Information
Pre-Enrolment Information
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83 weeks

Delivery Mode

Face to face

Required Textbooks

Students are to source their own textbooks as they are not included in course fees. The required textbooks are:

Automotive Mechanics Vol 1 & 2 (9th ed) by May & Simpson

Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis 4th Edition by Tom Denton

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Students are to source their own safety shoes and the College will provide hearing and eye protection.

Hand Tools

The College will provide all hand tools and equipment for use during all practical classes.

Career Path

Light Vehicle Automotive Technician (Motor Mechanic)

Assessment Methods

There are 3 assessment components which include -

1. Underpinning Knowledge Assessment (theory questions)

2. Case Scenario Assessment (simulation)

3. Practical Observation

Written Assessments will be completed electronically.

Entry Requirements

1. 18 years of age and over

2. Computer skills and your own personal computer to complete the assessments electronically

3. Proficiency in English (successfully complete the college Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is Recognition of Prior Learning:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that provides Students with an opportunity to receive credit for the formal and non-formal learning that has been undertaken since leaving school. The RPL process considers all relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience that has been acquired throughout your working life. The RPL Assessment process enables the Assessor to collect a range of evidence to assist Students with either completing a full qualification or a partial qualification depending on the skills, knowledge and experience. If you have been granted a partial qualification throughout the RPL process, then you will be able to complete your qualification by undertaking the necessary gap training identified by our Assessor with our College.

RPL Process

1. Complete the Enrolment Application Form.

2. Submit all relevant documentation to support your application such as your current Resume, workplace reference letters, photographs of any evidence from the workplace and any other documentary evidence relevant to the Application

3. Pay the required deposit;

Once all of the above information has been submitted, a BPC representative will contact you to arrange an interview to discuss your Application and to explain the process of meeting the requirements of the RPL process in order to issue you the relevant qualification.

Course Fee
Non Refundable Enrolment Application Fee

AUD $300

Tuition Fee

AUD $22,000

Training Consumables / Material Fee

AUD $150 (includes workshop consumables used for training puposes only)

Total Fee

AUD $23,600

Course Units

This Qualification consists of 20 Core and 16 Elective Units.

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling system

AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles

AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations

AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines

AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems

AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures

AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition management systems

AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems

AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems

AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking system

AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

AURLTJ013 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies

AURLTB004 Diagnose Complex Faults in Light Vehicle Braking Systems

AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre repair operations

AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies

AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems

AURLTD009 Diagnose complex Faults in Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems

AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions

AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions

AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems

AURTTJ011 Balance Wheels and tyres

AURETU006 Diagnose complex faults in air conditioning and HVAC systems

AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections

AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace

AURLTE004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines

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