Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Course Duration

Course Duration

58 Weeks

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Campus Location

Windsor (Regional NSW)

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Classroom + Work Placement


The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology provides students with a background across a wide range of functions in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Students will develop skills in performing technical mechanical work on light vehicles.

Entry Requirements

New Era Institute has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet the following education requirements:
    • Year 12 or equivalent; or
    • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.
  • Meet the following English requirements:
    • Have an IELTS academic score of 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago).

Qualification Overview

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.

Course Structure

The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology requires the successful completion of 20 core and 16 elective units (a total of 36 units).

CodeTitle Core or Elective
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systemsCore
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systemsCore
AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesCore
AURLTZ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systemsCore
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operationsCore
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategiesCore
AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systemsCore
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systemsCore
AURTTE104Inspect and service enginesCore
AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systemsCore
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systemsElective
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsElective
AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesivesElective
AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspectionsElective
AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systemsElective
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assembliesElective
AURTTQ103Inspect and service drive shaftsElective
AURTTX102Inspect and service manual transmissionsElective
AURTTX103Inspect and service automatic transmissionsElective
AURTTZ102Diagnose and repair exhaust systemsElective
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systemsElective
AURLTX103Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systemsElective
AURLTJ011AURLTJ011 – Select light vehicle wheels and tyresElective
AURLTJ102Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubesElective
AURLTJ113Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assembliesElective

Course Duration

This qualification is delivered over 58 weeks, including 50 weeks of training and assessment (5 Terms of 10 weeks each), 9 weeks (180 hours) of vocational placement, and 8 weeks of holidays. This course is offered as a package course with AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

The package duration is 92 weeks and a total of 360 hours of work placement.

Course Location

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in automotive workshops.

This course is delivered in our classrooms at Suite 13 & 14, 100 George Street Windsor NSW 2756 and in an automotive workshop (contact the course coordinator for more information).

Facilities and Equipment:

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:
  • Training rooms
  • Fully functioning automotive workshop with light vehicles, tools and manufacturer specifications required for all units
  • Personal protective and safety equipment such as safety work shirt, eye protection, hearing protection and gloves as required for each unit
The equipment that students should have includes:
  • A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • Text books
  • Safety work boots
  • Overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools

Training and Assessment Arrangements

Training and assessment occur over 20 hours per week during terms.  It is recommended that students spend an additional 5 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. Additionally, workplace practices will be conducted in a simulated automotive workshop and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Vocational Placement

This course includes a compulsory Vocational Placement of 180 hours (20 hours per week), conducted over 9 weeks.  You may contact us for more information.

Course Costs

Please contact us.

Fees are in Australian dollars. 

Payment Method

  • By credit card (A processing fee of 1.75% applies)
  • By Electronic Fund Transfer (Preferred) or direct bank deposit to the nominated bank account stated on the student’s Letter of offer.

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of automotive retail and services roles such as:

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Car Mechanic
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Automotive Repair Technician
  • Automotive Mechanical Technician

Students are advised to do their search about requirements of licencing that may apply.

ANZSCO Identifier: 321211 Motor Mechanic (General)

Education Pathways

After achieving the AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students may choose to undertake AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant automotive qualifications.

How to Apply

Please complete the enrolment form (available on our website or email your request) via Contact us. You may call our office on +61 2 89 646 457 

For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support, and orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.


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