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

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

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course 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.

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

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

Packaging Rules
To achieve AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification, a learner must complete and demonstrate competency in 36 units of competency, including 20 core units and 16 elective units.
Code Title Core/Elective
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies Core
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace Elective
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions Elective
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions Elective
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Elective
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes Elective
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies Elective
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Elective
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Elective
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Elective
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 Institute's admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of Mars Institute. (Please contact admission staff for more details and refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details).
  • IELTS band score of overall 6.0 (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). Online IELTS is not accepted, please refer to further information.
  • Learners are required to be competent in written 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 v7.1)

If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, Mars Institute will initiate a credit transfer process in relation to the units as per the training plan. Mars Institute 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

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the applicant and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. Refer to Recognition Policy and Credit Transfer Policy for details.

At enrolment of all learning programs Mars Institute's code of practice states that all candidates for assessment will be offered RPL.This is reiterated in the student handbook and acknowledged in writing.

“Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.” (Source: AQF)

Assesssment Methods
  1. Written Questions (e.g., Multiple choice/True and False/Question and Answer)
  2. Practical Demonstration (e.g., Third Party report/ Simulated Observation/ Presentation)
  3. Assignment (e.g., Project, Case Study, Written Report)
  4. Vocational Placement
  5. *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 codestandard 8.19). Access to learning, training and assessment material in both the delivery models will be through Learning Management System.

Training Pathway
Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma
AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology
Employment Pathway

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

Learners who successfully complete and achieve competency in all 36 units of this course will be awarded AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, which is a nationally recognised qualification.

Students who partially complete the course and achieve competency in any unit(s) without completing all 36 units units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

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Course Code


CRICOS Course Code



52 weeks

Course Fees :

AUD $14,500


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