AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Overview

The AUR30620 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.

Students will generally be employed in an automotive workshop and all training and assessment will be conducted in the student's workplace. For students without a workplace, training and assessment will be conducted on a full time basis at the Campus.

Those who have completed AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology or AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation may be eligible to apply for credit towards this qualification.

Course Information
Pre-Enrolment Information
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1-4 years

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 (10th ed) by May & Simpson

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.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace C
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace C
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace E
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace C
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace E
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems C
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre repair operations E
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations C
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines C
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmisisons E
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmisisons E
AURTTQ001 Inspect and Service final drive assemblies E
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems C
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems C
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems C
AURLTB104 Diagnose Complex Faults in Light Vehicle Braking Systems E
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems E
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems C
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems C
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex Faults in Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems E
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections E
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles C
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits C
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies E
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres E
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems C
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems C
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies C
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems C
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems C
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems C
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines C
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines E
AURTTQ103 Inspect and Service driveshafts E
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems E
AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems E
Intake Dates and Holidays
Intake Date Holidays
14-Nov-22 13 Weeks 
16-Jan-23 11 Weeks 
20-Feb-23 11 Weeks 
20-Mar-23 12 Weeks 
24-Apr-23 11 Weeks 
15-May-23 11 Weeks 
12-Jun-23 15 Weeks 
17-Jul-23 13 Weeks 
14-Aug-23 13 Weeks 
11-Sep-23 14 Weeks 
16-Oct-23 13 Weeks 
20-Nov-23 13 Weeks