AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
(CRICOS CODE: 092629A)
This qualification is for people who want to gain 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 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.
This qualification is suitable for International Students who wish to study in Australia and develop skills and knowledge within the automotive repair industry. Students are required to hold a current Australian visa with study rights to commence this course.
All students are required to undertake practical training as part of their course in the practical training area of the college owned commercial workshop, Supreme Automotive.
Students who are planning to apply for a Graduate Visa 485 following the completion of their course are required to inform the college at the time of enrolment to ensure the College can assist with the necessary documentation.
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83 weeks (20 hours per week)
Face to face
Brisbane - Unit 3, 305 Montague Road, West End 4101
Townsville - 31-33 Keane Street, Currajong 4812
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.
The College will provide all hand tools and equipment for use during all practical classes.
Light Vehicle Automotive Technician (Motor Mechanic)
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 in class and approximately 2 hours/week in your own time. All Practical Assessments are completed during class.
All students will need to apply for an Arctick classroom refrigerant handling licence prior to commencing the air-conditioning units of competency.
1. 18 years of age and over
2. Computer skills and your own personal computer to complete the assessments electronically
3. Proficiency in English (Minimum 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent, Completed Australian Qualification Certificate IV or higher or successfully complete the college Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment)
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.
Non Refundable Enrolment Application Fee
Training Consumables / Material Fee
AUD $150 (includes workshop consumables used for training puposes only).
Payment plans are available at a cost of $30. Please contact the admissions team for more information.
This Qualification consists of 20 Core and 16 Elective Units.
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
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 (2021)
Intake Dates (2022)
11 January 2021
10 Janury 2022
15 February 2021
14 February 2022
22 March 2021
07 March 2022
26 April 2021
18 April 2022
17 May 2021
16 May 2022
19 July 2021
18 July 2022
16 August 2021
15 August 2022
11 October 2021
05 September 2022
08 November 2021
03 October 2022
14 November 2022