Study Mode – In-person on campus
Cost – Please contact Emerald College
Duration – 78 weeks
There are no entry requirements for domestic students.
Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:
- Must be 18 years of age or over.
- Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent).
- International students are required to hold Overseas Student Health Insurance cover for the duration of the course
- Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
- Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
- Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
- Successful completion of an English Placement Test
*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
Those who do not meet the minimum English requirement will need to successfully complete an English program leading to a level of equivalent to the aforementioned English test scores.
Who should apply?
The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is targeted at international students who are passionate about the automotive industry. Individuals who are looking for an exciting opportunity to pursue a career in automotive should apply.
Begin your career by learning how to diagnose, repair and service light vehicles
The certificate at a glance
This certificate will provide you with the skills and knowledge across the diagnosis, servicing and repair of light vehicles, as well as automotive retail.
Course outline for the Certificate III 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.
Based on information available from www.training.gov.au the following must be achieved to successfully complete the certification.
Successful completion of the certificate requires:
Total number of completed units – 36
Completion of Core Units – 20
Completion of Elective Units – 16
Further information regarding the required completion and information on the certificate can be found here.
See below for a list of the required core units, as well as elective we offer at Emerald College:
|Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
|Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
|Test and repair basic electrical circuits
|Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
|Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
|Diagnose and repair charging systems
|Diagnose and repair starting systems
|Diagnose and repair ignition systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
|Carry out servicing operations
|Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
|Inspect and service braking systems
|Diagnose and repair cooling systems
|Inspect and service engines
|Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
|Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
|Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
|Solder electrical wiring and circuits
|Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
|Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
|Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
|Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
|Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
|Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
|Balance wheels and tyres
|Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
|Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
The Delivery and Assessment Methods
Face to face classroom theory and practical sessions
Emerald College uses face-to-face classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching. These lessons are:
- Facilitator led
- Interactive, participative, and collaborative group sessions
- Using textbooks and group work
- Using video and other supplementary teaching resources for variety
- The Internet is used as reference which students will access
Self-Study learning and reinforcement between classroom sessions
Students are expected to study each unit of competency, and for up to 20 hours per week prior to and during the unit of competency to assist in reinforcing the learning and to prepare for future classroom sessions.
The self-study learning time could involve:
- Revision of terminology introduced in recent classes
- Completion of readings and activities in the relevant textbooks
Students undertaking the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanic Technology will complete a range of training and assessment items. The course will be undertaken using a range of both theory work which will need to be studied and researched, as well as practical hands-on work. The assessments must all be completed to achieve the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. Students who only partially complete assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment.
- Practical demonstrations
- Written examinations
- Projects, assignments and presentations
- Case study examinations
Outcomes for the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
On successful completion of the Certificate, you will be able to perform the following:
- Solder electrical wiring and circuits
- Test, charge, replace, retest, and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the charging systems of vehicles, vessels, or machinery.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the starting systems of vehicles, vessels, or machinery.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the ignition systems of vehicles, vessels, or machinery.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the hydraulic braking systems of light vehicles.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the steering systems of light vehicles.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the suspension systems of light vehicles.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the emission control systems of light vehicles.
- Carry out diagnostic procedures on vehicles, vessels, or machinery.
- Inspect and service braking systems according to manufacturer specifications.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the cooling systems of vehicles.
- Inspect and service engines.
- Inspect and service petrol fuel systems.
- Select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.
- Communicate in an automotive workplace.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the instruments and warning systems of vehicles, vessels, or machinery.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the electrical systems of vehicles or machinery.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the electronic body management systems of vehicles, vessels, or machinery.
- Remove and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes from wheels.
- Remove, inspect, and refit wheel and tyre assemblies of light vehicles.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the final drive of light vehicles.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the manual transmissions of light vehicles
- Diagnose and repair faults in the clutch systems of light vehicles.
- Diagnose and repair faults in the automatic transmissions of light vehicles.
- Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants, and adhesives in the automotive vehicle industry
- Select, use, maintain and store automotive measuring equipment
Employment and Career Opportunities
The completion of the certificate and above competencies will allow students to be able to work as a mechanic on light vehicles.
- General/motor mechanic
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that enables our applicants to gain recognition of skills and knowledge regardless of how they were achieved. RPL can include previous formal education, life experience, employment experience and personal interests.
To grant RPL, we must be confident that your experience matches up against the units of competence within the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. Evidence of RPL can include previous education certificates, references from a past employer, work samples, as well as testimonials from your clients.
Further information and enquiries about RPL is available on request from Emerald College.
Educational and Support Service
All learners/students at Emerald College are provided both direct and referral support regarding their educational and support needs including students’ well-being. Refer to “Student Support Policy and Procedure”.
Our administration and teaching team is available to answer any relevant questions or concerns our students, future students and applicants may have.
Please contact us and submit your question online or call our administration team on (07) 3124 6266. For any afterhours queries, please call on (04) 1124 0159.
How to Apply
You can apply to study the AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology at Emerald College by submitting our contact form, and we will be in touch with you about all the relevant information that we require.
So what are you waiting for, don’t wait any longer to start your career as an automotive and general mechanic? Study the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology in Brisbane today.