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)


Every month

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via e-learning porta

Study Commitment

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

This course is designed for International Students who want to start and develop a career in the Australian automotive retail, service, and repair industry for light vehicles. This Certificate will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to succeed including diagnosing mechanical repairs needed with the use of specialised tools and equipment. When you complete this course, you will be on the pathway towards higher Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications to become a Diagnostic Technician. Latest course fees and schedules can be found in the course infopack.

Course Outcome
A nationally recognised/accredited Qualification at the Certificate III Level, AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Study pathways
Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Career Pathway
  • Mechanical Diagnosis
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
  • Vehicle Loss Assessing or Automotive Management

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 Student Visa (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 student visa 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


    Test Name

    Also known as

    Minimum Test Score


    International English Language Testing system

    IELTS Test

    • Overall band score 5.5; or

    • Overall band score 5 if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or

    • Overall band score of 4.5 if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


    Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test


    • 46; or

    • 35, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS ; or

    • (c) 32, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


    Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test

    Certificate in Advanced English

    • 162; or

    • 154, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or

    • (c) 147, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


    Pearson Test of English Academic


    • 42; or

    • 36, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or

    • 30, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


    Occupational English Test


    • a score of at least B for each test component of the OET.


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

    o    you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland 

    o    you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

    o    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

    o    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

    o    In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, 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 student visa.

    §  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.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

2022: 1-AUG, 5-SEP, 10-OCT, 7-NOV, 28-NOV.
2023: 30-JAN, 20-FEB, 13-MAR, 17-APR, 8-MAY, 29-MAY, 10-JUL, 31-JUL, 21-AUG, 25-SEP, 16-OCT, 6-NOV-23, 27-NOV, 18-DEC
2024: 08-JAN

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