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AUR30612 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Overview

At a glance

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.
Application Mode On-campus
Courses/Units
Thirty-six (36) units must be successfully completed – twenty (20) core units and sixteen (16) electives.
Availability Gladstone CityMackay CityRockhampton City
DurationSee availabilities
Intake Dates
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Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

Career Opportunities

Job roles related include light vehicle mechanical technician.

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment

Units

Standard Course Structure

Core
  • Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry (AURAEA3003)
  • Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA2002)
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR2012)
  • Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems (AURETR3023)
  • Test, charge and replace batteries (AURETR3025)
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems (AURETR3029)
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems (AURETR3030)
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems (AURETR3031)
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems (AURLTB3003)
  • Repair steering systems (light vehicle) (AURLTD3004)
  • Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) (AURLTD3005)
  • Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) (AURLTE3002)
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems (AURLTZ3001)
  • Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA2004)
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures (AURTTA3018)
  • Inspect and service braking systems (AURTTB2001)
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC3003)
  • Inspect and service engines (AURTTE2004)
  • Service petrol fuel systems (AURTTF2001)
  • Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment (AURTTK2002)
Electives
  • Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems (AURETR2009)
  • Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems (AURETR3024)
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU2003)
  • Carry out wheel alignment operations (light vehicle) (AURLTD3006)
  • Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies (AURLTE2001)
  • Repair final drive assemblies (light vehicle) (AURLTQ3001)
  • Repair final drive - driveline (light vehicle) (AURLTQ3002)
  • Repair transmissions - manual (light vehicle) (AURLTX3001)
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives (AURTTA2005)
  • Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections (AURTTA3017)
  • Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors (AURTTB2003)
  • Service diesel fuel injection systems (AURTTF2002)
  • Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems (AURTTF3005)
  • Balance wheels and tyres (AURTTJ2001)
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK2001)
  • Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) (AURTTX2003)
  • Repair exhaust system components (AURTTZ2002)
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement (MEM12002B)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.

Availabilities

CQUniversity, Rockhampton City

This course is available at CQUniversity Rockhampton City campus.

Apprenticeship Training - This course is for apprentices only.

The course has been designed to be delivered over 4 years with face to face block delivery each year along with on the job training. The delivery will be where a student will be required to complete face to face training with theory and practical assessment at the Rockhampton campus confirmed with Third Party Evidence completed in the workplace.

Duration and dates

4 years

CQUniversity Mackay City

This course is available at CQUniversity Mackay City campus.

Apprenticeship Training - This course is for apprentices only.

The course has been designed to be delivered over 4 years with face to face block delivery each year along with on the job training. The delivery will be where a student will be required to complete face to face training with theory and practical assessment at the Mackay campus confirmed with Third Party Evidence completed in the workplace.

Duration and dates

4 years

CQUniversity Gladstone City

This course is available at CQUniversity Gladstone City campus.

Apprenticeship Training - This course is for apprentices only.

The course has been designed to be delivered over 4 years with face to face block delivery each year along with on the job training. The delivery will be where a student will be required to complete face to face training with theory and practical assessment at the Gladstone campus confirmed with Third Party Evidence completed in the workplace.

Duration and dates

4 years

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists

Scholarships

Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

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