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AUR30620 | CRICOS  106389D

Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Duration

81 weeks (6 Terms)

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

Blended (In class and Online)

Intakes

Every month

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via e-learning portal

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (15 hours via face to face, 5 hours via e-learning portal)

Start a promising career in the Australian automotive retail, service, and repair industry for light vehicles with this Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. This is a tailored course designed for international students looking at starting or advancing their careers.

This certificate course imparts fundamental knowledge and skills needed for success in the field, including the diagnosis of mechanical repairs using specialised tools and equipment.

Upon completion of this course, you'll find yourself on a pathway toward higher Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications, setting the stage for a rewarding career as a Diagnostic Technician. The program focuses on equipping you with the expertise required to service, diagnose, and repair mechanical parts of motor vehicles, encompassing critical components such as engines, transmissions, and suspension systems.

Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from diagnosing and repairing charging systems, starting systems, ignition systems, compression ignition engine management systems, to spark ignition engine management systems. In addition to these skills, you'll also learn how to test, charge, and replace batteries, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for the automotive service and repair industry.

Practical experience is a cornerstone of this course, allowing you to gain hands-on expertise and specialised skills that provide a distinct advantage in the competitive job market.

There is a strong demand for qualified mechanics in Australia, with job openings expected to remain steady in the coming years. To learn more, download our course brochure, or apply online to take the next step.

You will study Information and Communications Technology topics and case studies as they apply to different Australian industries.

There will be immersive hands–on practical work, using critical IT problem solving skills, research, consultation and collaborating with diverse teams.

Sample course units:

  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

Please download the course infopack for the full list of 16 course units and topics.

 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 qualification* (Department of Home Affairs may require country-specific higher education requirement for approved visa for study in Australia application assessment).
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)

English Language Tests

ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test• Overall band score 6.0; or;
• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or • Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.
2Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based testTOEFL iBT• 60; or
• 46, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS ; or
• (c) 35, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.
3Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English• 169; or
• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or
• (c)154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.
4Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE• 50; or
• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or
• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.
5Occupational English TestOET•       a score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

Exemptions: § You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •   you are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  •   you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  •  you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  •   you have completed at least 5 years study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  •  In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.
  • § Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Click here for the latest Price Guide

Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

2024: 08-JAN, 29-JAN, 19-FEB, 12-MAR, 16-APR, 07-MAY, 28-MAY, 09-JUL, 30-JUL, 20-AUG, 23-SEPT, 15-OCT, 05-NOV, 26-NOV, 17-DEC
2025: 06-JAN, 27-JAN, 17-FEB, 10-MAR, 14-APR, 05-MAY, 26-MAY, 07-JUL, 28-JUL, 18-AUG

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
Australia
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Automotive Workshop
35A Daisy St,
REVESBY, NSW 2212,
Australia

[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

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