Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Duration
Delivery Mode
(15 hours in-person, 5 hours online), Blended
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is a nationally accredited course that 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.

At Invicta, our automotive courses will prepare you to become job-ready with the necessary skills and knowledge required to thrive in the automotive industry. The practical component of the course is delivered in a purpose-designed automotive workshop giving you the opportunity to experience the environment of a real business scenario.


78 weeks including 60 weeks of training and assessment delivery and 18 weeks of holidays of pre‐course online learning


Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Australian Year 10 or equivalent.


Additionally, all applicants are required to:
Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course
Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Light vehicle mechanical technician
Automotive mechanic (general)

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto: AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: AUD 16500
Enrolment Fee: AUD 200
Materials Fee: AUD 800
Total cost: AUD 17,500


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

Delivery Mode

Blended (20 hours per week including 15 hours of face-to-face week in a classroom and an automotive workshop-based training and assessment and 5 hours of online study)

Course Structure

The course will be delivered over an 18-month period across 10 terms. Each term consists of 6 weeks of delivery and two weeks of break.The course is delivered in a purpose designed Automotive Technology learning institute. Students will attend college in-person 2 days per week(15 hours). The face-to-face component is conducted in a combination of classroom and automotive workshop environment. Practical sessions will include the demonstration, explanation, and practice of automotive technology skills undertaken in a fully functioning and equipped automotive workshop situated on Revesby campus. In addition to face‐to‐face learning, students will also complete 5 hours of online study each week to assist them in building their professional knowledge and undertake work toward their assignments.


A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the students including (but not limited to) written and oral questions, observation, projects/reports, practical demonstration, role-play. Assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet. A fully equipped Computer Lab and free internet access available at the campus. and it is essential for the student to have access to computer device and possess basic computer skills.

What will I study?

To achieve the qualification, students are required to complete the following 36 units of competency (20 core and 16 elective units).
Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplaceElective
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programsElective
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and componentsElective
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systemsCore
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspectionsElective
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systemsCore
AURTTE104 Inspect and service enginesCore
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesCore
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systemsElective
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systemsElective
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsElective
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systemsCore
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuitsCore
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systemsCore
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systemsCore
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systemsCore