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.

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit name 


Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace


Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace


Test and repair basic electrical circuits


Diagnose and repair spark ignition management systems


Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles


Diagnose and repair charging systems


Diagnose and repair starting systems


Diagnose and Repair ignition systems


Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking system


Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems


Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems


Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines


Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems


Carry out servicing operations


Inspect and service braking systems


Diagnose and repair cooling systems


Inspect and service engines


Inspect and service petrol fuel systems


Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


Carry out diagnostic procedures

Elective Units
Unit Code

Unit Name


Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace


Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace


Carry out mechanical pre repair operations


 Inspect and service manual transmissions


Inspect and service automatic transmissions


Inspect and service final drive assemblies


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle braking systems


Inspect and service steering systems


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems


Carry out vehicle safety inspections


Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies


Balance wheels and tyres


Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace


 Inspect and service driveshafts


Diagnose complex faults in air conditioning and HVAC systems

Intake Dates and Holidays

Intake Dates (2021)


Intake Dates (2022)


11 January 2021

11 Weeks 

10 Janury 2022

11 Weeks 

15 February 2021

11 Weeks

14 February 2022

11 Weeks 

22 March 2021

12 Weeks

07 March 2022

12 Weeks 

26 April 2021

11 Weeks

18 April 2022

11 Weeks 

17 May 2021

12 Weeks 

16 May 2022

11 Weeks 

19 July 2021

13 Weeks 

18 July 2022

13 Weeks 

16 August 2021

13 Weeks 

15 August 2022

13 Weeks 

11 October 2021

13 Weeks 

05 September 2022

13 Weeks 

08 November 2021

13 Weeks 

03 October 2022

13 Weeks 

14 November 2022

13 Weeks