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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR30620

Begin your journey to becoming a qualified light vehicle mechanic

Study Mode – In-person on campus

Cost – Please contact Emerald College

Duration – 78 weeks

 

Entry Requirements

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:

Code Title Type
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies Core
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits Elective
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Elective
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes Elective
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies Elective
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Elective
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions Elective
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions Elective
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Elective

 

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

Assessment methods

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.