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 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, 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 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.
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Sample course units
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|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|
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments