If you’re looking to work in the light vehicle industry, or you already have employment but would like to upskill yourself, this is the course for you. This course will get into the nitty-gritty of light vehicle mechanics and get your hands dirty.
Taught part-time over a four-year period, you’ll learn to inspect and service engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes and electrical components. You’ll open doors in the automotive industry with new skills and knowledge in both broad and specific areas!
You’ll also develop safe working practices and awareness of fast-paced environments where you develop solutions for complicated problems and prepare you for the next step in the automotive servicing industry.
When you finish this course, there will be so many career options open to you. Some of those include working in automotive light vehicle workshops and/or dealerships as a qualified light vehicle technician.
You can also choose to take your career even further by studying a Certificate III, IV and Diplomas with-in the automotive industry. All of our courses will further your employment opportunities and allow you to take on higher-level roles. We will be here to help you make those decisions if that’s the path you choose.
So go on, get started in this varied career field and launch yourself into a very long and successful career.
Please note, students must be registered and employed in the industry given this is an apprenticeship course.
Block release days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Day release days:
Leongatha - Monday and Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Bairndale Trade Centre - Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Warragul - Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Yallourn - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship).
Employment in automotive light vehicle workshops and/or dealerships as a qualified light vehicle technician.
Opportunities for Further Study
Cert III, IV and Diplomas with-in the automotive industry
Mandatory entry requirements
- Registered and employed as an apprentice. with a completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessments
Recommended entry requirements
- Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age with a sufficient completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.
Limitations to entry
- Not a registered and employed apprentice
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Pens, pencils, PPE as required
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|AURLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts|
|AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems|
|AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures|
|AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems|
|AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies|
|AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines|
|AURLTD006 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations|
|AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems|
|AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems|
|AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems|
|AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems|
|AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems|
|AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems|
|AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems|
|AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems|
|AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems|
|AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems|
|AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions|
|AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts|
|AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies|
|AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems|
|AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems|
|AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines|
|AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems|
|AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems|
|AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems|
|AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations|
|AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems|
|AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes|
|AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
|AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments