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AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Summary:

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.

Career Outcomes:

  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time



12 months


36 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery
  • Classroom

How to Apply:                    

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Fees and Charges:

  • Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (

Qualification Requirements:

  • To achieve the award of AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students must successfully complete a total of  36 units comprising:
    • 20 core units
    • 16 elective units, of which:
      • up to 16 elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
      • up to 6 elective 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:

  • 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:

  • AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • AURLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
  • AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
  • AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • 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
  • AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
  • AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • AURTTA003 Use and maintain basic mechanical measuring devices
  • AURTTX015 Inspect and service clutch systems