5/200, Turner Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

5/200, Turner Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Program Description

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.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR30620

Course Overview :

This course will be delivered full time over 52 weeks with 46 weeks of face to face classroom-based study with online learning/training environment and 6 weeks of holiday.

Access to learning, training and assessment material in both the delivery models will be through Learning Management System

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 36

20 core units, plus

16 elective units, of which:

  • up to 16 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 6 units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome. 

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
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsCore
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering 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
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
AURAFA104Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplaceElective
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systemsElective
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsElective
AURETR143Diagnose and repair electronic body management systemsElective
AURLTJ102Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubesElective
AURLTJ113Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assembliesElective
AURLTQ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assembliesElective
AURLTQ102Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shaftsElective
AURLTX101Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissionsElective
AURLTX102Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissionsElective
AURLTX103Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systemsElective
AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesivesElective
AURTTJ011Balance wheels and tyresElective
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURTTZ102Diagnose and repair exhaust systemsElective
Entry Requirements
  • All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to the College.
  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11/12 qualification or equivalent.
  • If student's educational qualifications do not meet MARS's admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of MARS. (Please contact admission staff for more details and refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details).
  • IELTS band score of overall 6 (Academic or General) or equivalent in line with the Department of Education and DOHA regulations (Refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details)
  • Learners are required to be competent inwritten and spoken  English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training. Refer to LLN policy for further details.
  • Students must have a sense of balance and the ability to cope with the physical demands of the training and assessment that involves, heavy lifting, manual labour, operation of tools (both manual and power tools) etc.
  • Students must have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and to avoid endangering the health and safety of any other person by anything they do, or fail to do, at the workshop.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy is applicable for this course. Your device must have camera and speaker functions. Internet Access with a computer with up-to date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player
  • Basic digital literacy (ability to communicate and access information through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, search engines, emails, and basic use of MS office products). Please refer to BYOD Policy for details
Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process, which provides learners with agreed and consistent credit outcomes based on equivalences in content between matched qualifications. (Source: AUR Implementation guide v4.0)

If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, MARS will initiate a credit transfer process in relation to the units as per the training plan. MARS will formally assess all the competencies held by the student against the unit of competencies in this training package making sure that learning is relevant to the unit of competency outcomes.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification. RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:
  • Formal/Informal training conducted by industry or education
  • Work experience
  • Life experience
Source: www.asqa.gov.au/guidance-resources/resources-providers/faqs/recognition-prior-learning-rpl
Assesssment Methods

Written Questions, Practical Demonstration, Assignment, Vocational Placement, *Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

*to be applicable on applicants with prior experience in the field (applied at the time of enrolment only)

Mode of Delivery
Blended Mode :

This is an intensive program that is delivered through blended (face-to-face and online) learning/delivery model. Students are required to attend 14 hours/week (Including Tutorials) and 6 hours Online based on blended Learning (within 20 hours per week schedule). Student’s online enrolment will never exceed more than 30% of the total course as per National Code standards. Learning/delivery for each unit is 70% face to face and 30% online (National code- standard 8.19). Access to learning, training and assessment material in both the delivery models will be through Learning Management System.

Training Pathway

Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology
Employment Pathway :
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician
Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR30620 and https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR30620

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52 weeks

Course Fees :

AUD $14,500


5/200, Turner Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207