Course Description


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

Students use diagnosis procedures to determine faults, and service and repair the mechanical and electrical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmissions (clutch, gear box and differential), cooling, engine management and suspension systems.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Duration: 78 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $21,500
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350
CRICOS: 0101415

The following are the Admission requirements of Lead college:

  1. Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Successful completion of Australian equivalent Year 12.
  3. IELTS Overall 5.5 or equivalent / TOEFL IBT 46 / PTE Academic 42 / CAE 162 / OET B or equivalent or CERT IV level in Australian Qualification.
  4. Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process to identify if prospective student required LLN Support.

July 2020
October 2020

Face to Face


* Please note that this course is only available in Haymarket and Parramatta only.

Students will be assessed in a variety of ways that may include, written answers, quizzes, practical demonstrations and observations.

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive a certificate. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles as an Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician.

Recognition is available to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training in related areas. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

After completing AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students may progress to AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Core Units – 20
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ001s Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control system
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Electives – 16
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTJ013 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyres assemblies
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions