Automotive Package 1

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (CRICOS CODE: 092629A)

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis (CRICOS CODE: 0101456)

Course Overview

This Automotive Package consists of two qualifications, AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

This package has been developed 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 and who want to develop their skills in diagnosing complex faults.

These qualifications are 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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104 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 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) and Workshop Foreman

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.

All students will need to apply for an Arctick classroom refrigerant handling licence prior to commencing the air-conditioning units of competency.

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)

4. Successfully complete AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology within 83 weeks in order to continue with AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

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 $20,400

Training Consumables / Material Fee

AUD $250 (includes workshop consumables used for training puposes only)

Total Fee

AUD $20,950

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

Course Units
This package consists of 40 units of comeyency.
36 units (20 Core and 16 Elective) will be delivered as part of AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology in the duration of 83 weeks
4 units (1 Core and 3 Elective) will be delivered as part of AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis in the duration of 21 weeks

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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

AURTTQ003 Inspect and Service driveshafts

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

AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension 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

AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults

AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems

AURLTX004 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems

AURTTR001 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems

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