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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30616
Average Course Fee: $5463
Average Duration: 3 Years

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.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

86.9%

Satisfied with the training
87.9%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Motor Mechanic (General) ( ANZSCO code 321211)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
Above average
100,700 persons were employed as Motor Mechanics in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 25,001 and 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
Below average
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Motor Mechanics in 2014 are: $1,000. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Motor Mechanics visit Job Outlook

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

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

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 36

20 core units, plus

16 elective units, of which:

  • up to 16 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 6 units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
  • Core Units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Prerequisite unit

    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

    AURLTZ001

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

    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

    Elective Units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Prerequisite unit

    AURACA001

    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace

    AURAFA003

    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

    AURETD001

    Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems

    AURETH001

    Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles

    AURETH002

    Service and maintain battery electric vehicles

    AURETH001

    AURETH011

    Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

    AURETR010

    Repair wiring harnesses and looms

    AURETR011

    Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components

    AURETR020

    Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems

    AURETR022

    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

    AURETR024

    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

    AURETR028

    Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

    AURETR032

    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems

    AURETR036

    Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems

    AURETR043

    Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems

    AURETR044

    Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems

    AURETU003

    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU004

    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU005

    Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURLTD001

    Select and install performance enhanced suspension system products

    AURLTD002

    Service and repair light vehicle lift assisted suspension systems

    AURLTD006

    Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations

    AURLTE001

    Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies

    AURLTF001

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems

    AURLTF002

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems

    AURLTJ001

    Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications

    AURLTJ002

    Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes

    AURLTJ003

    Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies

    AURLTQ001

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies

    AURLTQ002

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts

    AURLTX001

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

    AURLTX002

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions

    AURLTX003

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems

    AURTTA005

    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

    AURTTA009

    Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations

    AURTTA017

    Carry out vehicle safety inspections

    AURTTB003

    Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors

    AURTTB005

    Assemble and fit braking system components

    AURTTC001

    Inspect and service cooling systems

    AURTTD002

    Inspect and service steering systems

    AURTTD004

    Inspect and service suspension systems

    AURTTF002

    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

    AURTTF005

    Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems

    AURTTF006

    Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems

    AURTTJ001

    Balance wheels and tyres

    AURTTK001

    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

    AURTTL007

    Inspect and service LPG fuel systems

    AURTTL008

    Diagnose and repair LPG fuel systems

    AURTTQ001

    Inspect and service final drive assemblies

    AURTTQ003

    Inspect and service drive shafts

    AURTTW001

    Carry out soft soldering techniques

    AURTTX002

    Inspect and service manual transmissions

    AURTTX003

    Inspect and service automatic transmissions

    AURTTZ002

    Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

    AURVTA004

    Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs

    AURVTW001

    Carry out manual metal arc welding on components

    AURVTW002

    Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components

    AURVTW003

    Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

    AURVTW004

    Carry out tungsten inert gas welding

    AURVTW008

    Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

    AURVTW009

    Carry out basic gas metal arc welding

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Automotive Industry
    Automotive Service and Repair
    Transport



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

    77.8%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    84.3 %

    Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    84.3%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Professionals
    6.9*%
    Professionals
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $47,600

    $42,900


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
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    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 92.1 86.9 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    90.3
    83.2
    7.1*
     
    83.1
    71.9
    10.9
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    8.0*
    8.0*
     
    2.4
    6.1
    11
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) 86.9 84.7 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 87.9 67.3 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 97.2 85.4 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 94.9 82.4 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) 96.6 88.6 90.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 47 600 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Professionals
     
    84.3
    6.9*
     
    43.3
    24
     
    27.4
    26
    Top Industries (%):
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
    Education and Training
     
    77.2
    6.9*
    6.9*
     
    25.7
    16.7
    14.8
     
    21
    17.1
    8.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
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    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 90.8 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 49 000 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 19.2 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.1 86.8

    Employment
    status
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    Employed after training (%) 77.8 52.2 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 400 40 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) 21.1 19.4 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.6 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 68.7 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Other Services
    77.2
    Other Services
    Retail Trade
    6.9*
    Retail Trade
    Education and Training
    6.9*
    Education and Training
    Automotive Retail, Service and Repair
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    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".