AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

(CRICOS CODE: 103644G)

Course Overview

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 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.

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.

Course Information
Pre-Enrolment Information
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83 weeks (20 hours per week)

Delivery Mode

Face to face

Delivery Location

Brisbane - Unit 3, 305 Montague Road, West End 4101

Townsville - 31-33 Keane Street, Currajong 4812

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

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 in class and approximately 2 hours/week in your own time. All Practical Assessments are completed during class.

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 (Minimum 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent, Completed Australian Qualification Certificate IV or higher or 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 $22,450

Payment plans are available at a cost of $30. Please contact the admissions team for more information.

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 systems


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


Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

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 light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems

Intake Dates and Holidays

Package 1 and 2 Course Intake Start Dates (2021)

Package 1
Expected Finish Date 

Package 2 
Expected Finish Date


11 January 2021

22 January 2023

25 February 2024

11 Weeks 

15 February 2021

26 February 2023

24 March 2024

11 Weeks

22 March 2021

26 March 2023

24 March 2024

12 Weeks

26 April 2021

23 April 2023

05 May 2024

11 Weeks

17 May 2021

18 June 2023

16 June 2024

12 Weeks 

19 July 2021

13 August 2023

25 August 2024

13 Weeks 

16 August 2021

17 September 2023

06 October 2024

13 Weeks 

11 October 2021

15 October 2023

17 November 2024

13 Weeks 

08 November 2021

12 November 2023

17 November 2024

13 Weeks 

Intake Dates (2022)

Package 1
Expected Finish Date 

Package 2 
Expected Finish Date


10 January 2022

21 January 2024

19 Janaury 2025

11 Weeks 

14 February 2022

25 February 2024

23 March 2025

11 Weeks 

07 March 2022

24 March 2024

23 March 2025

12 Weeks 

18 April 2022

21 April 2024

04 May 2025

11 Weeks 

16 May 2022

16 June 2024

15 June 2025

11 Weeks 

18 July 2022

11 August 2024

24 August 2025

13 Weeks 

15 August 2022

15 September 2024

05 October 2025

13 Weeks 

05 September 2022

15 September 2024

05 October 2025

13 Weeks 

03 October 2022

13 October 2024

16 November 2025

13 Weeks 

14 November 2022

10 November 2024

13 November 2025

13 Weeks