AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Becoming a light vehicle mechanic requires not only a passion for cars but a desire to stay up to date with rapidly changing technology. CQUniversity not only provides the latest in training techniques but also enables apprentices to experience a broad array of vehicles and scenarios to ensure they can meet the demands of today and the future.


Employer Based (VET Providers Only), On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit


This course is for apprentices only.  



36 units


Job roles related include light vehicle mechanical technician.

This course prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. Job roles related to this qualification include Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Standard Course Structure


This course is for apprentices only.  

AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU004Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU005Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURLTD006Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURLTE001Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies
AURLTJ002Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTQ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTZ002Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURTTJ011Balance Wheels and tyres
AURTTB013Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors
AURLTX013Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTQ012Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
No information available at this time.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.
Job roles related include light vehicle mechanical technician.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$18,828.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$523.00 (2021)
Fee for service$19,980.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$555.00 (2022)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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