Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Course Code: AUR30620 | CRICOS Code: 103635H



Delivery Mode

Blended and Workshop Training


78 Weeks

Course Description
COURSE CODE : AUR30620 | CRICOS CODE : 103635Hnrt logo certificate in light vehicle mechanical technology

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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Blended / Workshop Training


Melbourne Campus Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Adelaide Campus Level 3, 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Fee/Course Duration


Course Duration: 78 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $20,000 (Includes Workshop Training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Materials fee covers the cost of goods, materials and / or services provided by Signet to be used by students in the course of training. The Materials Fees in this qualification include:

  • Trade tools
  • Class materials
  • Printing
  • Stationery
  • Safety wear
  • Uniforms
  • Excursions

Note: Fees are subject to changes


This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the Signet purpose built workshop and computer laboratory.

The program will be delivered – Blended (Face to Face + Online) + Workshop Training.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

Intake Dates


January, April, July, October


15/8/22 –>
Entry Requirements


  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency
UNIT OF COMPETENCY 36 units of competency are required for this qualification, including: 20 Core Units and 16 Electives
Core Units – 20
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Electives – 16
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions


The following assessment methods (not limited to) may be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation in a simulated work environment
  • Observation after in actual work environment via third party reports and observation checklists
Recognition of Prior Learning


Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Services Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

Credit Transfer


If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit.

You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment.

Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Qualification Pathways


After successfully completing AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students may apply for:

Career Pathways


Successfully completing this course may enable you to work as a: Motor mechanic

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology
Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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