Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Overview
Course Location
Classes: Level 4 213 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Practicals: 4 Paul Ct, Dandenong VIC 3175
Course Duration
78 Weeks (Including Holidays)
Fees and Charges
Application Fees $250

Tuition Fees : $18000
Delivery Mode
Face to Face
Entry Requirements
1. Be at least 18 years of age.

2. Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) with 5.0 in each band.

3. Have completed a Year 12 or equivalent high school certificate.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair

In this course, students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge to service, repair and diagnose faults in motor vehicles weighing up to 4.5 tonnes. Students will also learn how to diagnose and repair faults in light vehicle engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brake and electrical systems and components.
Course Details: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR30620

This course has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on enrolment
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more
    than 2 years old) with 5.0 in each band
  • Have completed a Year 12 or equivalent high school certificate

Candidates will also be required to complete a pre‐enrolment Candidate Self‐ Assessment as part of the application and participate in a course entry interview to
determine suitability for the course.

One and a Half (1.5 year) full time

Total Duration: 78 Weeks (including holidays)
Contact Weeks: 60 Weeks

This course will be delivered over a period of 78 weeks (including holidays). Classes will be schedules for 60 weeks over 6 academic terms of 10 weeks each. There will
be a 2‐week break between the terms and a 6‐week holiday end of the year.

Class and workshop sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills‐based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. Classes will be scheduled for 20 hours per week, including workshop work and practice.

This course will be delivered face‐to‐face in a classroom and auto workshop‐based setting which includes the simulation of workplace‐based environment. This course does not have work placement requirements. However, students will be working in a training automotive workshop (simulated environment).

The course will be delivered in our Melbourne campus and Dandenong workshop;


Level 4 213 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
VIC 3000


4 Paul Ct, Dandenong
VIC 3175

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range leadership and management roles such as;

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician
  • Auto workshop mechanic

Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  1. AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis,
  2. AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive
  3. Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Students are required to attend the scheduled classes (20 hours per week) and maintain a satisfactory academic performance as per Aboard’s Course Progress Policy. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements and completing the course in the expected duration will be subject to college’s intervention strategy and provided support. More information can found in the student handbook and the policy available on college’s website.

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for pre‐paid fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information prior to signing the agreement. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received. The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements. Detailed admission and enrolment process are provided on college’s website.
Students are required to attend classes for 20 hours a week and complete approximately 10 hours of homework / assignment / project work and self‐study per week which consists of readings and research for assessments. Term timetables will be posted on notice boards and emailed to students at least one week prior to the start of the term. Students will also need to attend the workshop for practical tasks. Timetables will be provided for classroom and workshop hours and schedule.
Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:
  • Written tasks
  • Practicals (Workshop‐based)
  • Roleplay tasks
  • Presentations
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)
At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed and provide assessment schedule and conditions. Assessment tasks may individual or team‐based tasks. Demonstration of skills and performance will be observed by the assessor under the required conditions

Enrolment and Tuition fees this course are as follows (Australian Dollar):

Enrolment fee: $250 (non‐refundable to be paid on application)

Tuition fee: $18,000

The tuition fee shall not change for the duration of the course.

Other non‐tuition fees may apply (e.g., Materials Fee)

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover (OSHC) before arriving in Australia. OSHC information will also be included in the Student Agreement.

For more information on OHSC, visit,

All non‐tuition fees shall be listed in Student Agreement and Aboard’s Annual Fee Schedule, available from college’s website. For fee refund information and procedure, refer to college’s Fee Refund Policy and Procedure available in the Student Agreement, college website and Student Handbook. The policy can also be requested from student’s services: studentservices@aboardaustralia.com

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non‐payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Students must also supply their own laptop or a similar device with Microsoft Office software e.g., Office 365 Personal that includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International

Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting.

Further information can be found at

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) at the time of
enrolment or at any time during their enrolment (prior to the commencement of the relevant unit/s of competency).

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. The result of an application for credit and any
changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Course Structure

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump‐start vehicles
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK102 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems