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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
4 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Day release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Bairnsdale Trade Centre Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Leongatha Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Warragul Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Block release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Got your sights set on a career as automotive light vehicle mechanic?
The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology’s model of day release is available to apprentices who are currently employed in the automotive industry to attend a TAFE Gippsland campus one day per week.

Only offered through an apprenticeship, you will learn how to how to service, repair and diagnose faults in motor vehicles weighing up to 4.5 tonnes.
If you’re seeking the skills to diagnose service and repair faults in light vehicle engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical systems and components, a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology will get you there.

Career Opportunities

Employment in automotive light vehicle workshops and/or dealerships as a qualified light vehicle technician.

Opportunities for Further Study

Skills or Knowledge gained

This qualification is made up of 36 units of competency which covers the skill and Knowledge required to perform a broad range of service and repair tasks within the Light vehicle industry

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Registered and employed as an apprentice.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age

Limitations to course Entry:

Not a registered and employed apprentice

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $1,072.45 $5,362.25 $24,039.75
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $1,930.60 $1,930.60 $1,930.60
Total $3,003.05 $7,292.85 $25,970.35
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

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
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
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
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management 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
AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ103 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.