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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

On completion of this course, you will be able to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, transmission and suspension systems. Repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems and emission control systems, braking systems, final drive assemblies and steering systems.

National Course Code: AUR30620 CRICOS Code: 109010D


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With 19.5 million registered motor vehicles in Australia and developments in fuels, hybrid and electric vehicles, it is an exciting time to become a qualified motor mechanic. Get trade qualified or recognised for your industry experience with the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry.

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Electrical Repair Technician
  • Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Vehicle Repair Technician
  • Motor Mechanic (General)

All face-to-face classes would be conducted at the following address:

  • Main Campus: 56 Robinson Street Dandenong VIC 3175
  • Automotive Workshop : ONTTC 407 High St Lalor, Victoria 3075
  • Minimum age of 18 years and above at the time of application
  • Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher
  • Have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts)
  • English Language Requirements (meet one of the requirements outlined below)


IELTS (General or Academic) overall PTE Academic TOEFL PB TOEFL IBT CAE Scale ELICOS (General English)
5.5 46 506 62 162 n/a
5.0 38 478 51 154 + 15 weeks
4.5 30 450 40 146 + 30 weeks

Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable (for offshore applicants)


  1. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States


  1. Evidence that from thr date of application, they have completed (within past 2 years) in English : Substantial component of AQF level 4 or higher on a student.


  1. Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS or equivalent score must undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at

Additionally, the learner is required to:

Complete the Pre-Training Review

If the learner has done the Pre‐Training Review and LLN assessment previously at Innovative Insitute of Australia Pty Ltd for a previous qualification in the same stream enrolment then it is not required.

Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test prior to the commencement of the course.

Tuition Fee                         : $13,000.00

Enrolment Fee                  : 250.00

Material Fee                      : $750.00 (Includes PPE- Shoes, Overall, Safety Glasses)

Total Course Fee              : $14,000.00

Students must successfully complete a total of 36 units of competency to achieve the AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification. This comprises 20 core units and 16 elective units. The course units are indicated in the table below:

Code Title Core
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies Core
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes Elective
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Elective
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETD101 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems Elective
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components Elective
AURETR120 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems Elective
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations Elective
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections Elective
AURTTB015 Assemble and fit braking system components Elective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Elective
AURETR010 Repair Wiring Harnesses and Looms Elective
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective

Innovative Institute of Australia will deliver this qualification over a 64-week period. This will consist of scheduled Student Contact Hours (SCH) for 20 hours per week, including 52 weeks of face-to face learning plus 12 weeks of term breaks.


As this is a 64 weeks program it is recommended that the program is delivered over 4 terms as identified below. There are breaks included in the 64 weeks of delivery as outlined below:


Qualification of Study Learning Program Delivery Weeks
AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Term 1 1 – 13
Term Break 1 14-17
Term 2 18-30
Term Break 2 31-34
Term 3 35-47
Term Break 3 48-51
Term 4 52-64


Each week is composed of 20 Hours training

This course is delivered as follows:

Total Duration: 64 weeks

  • Classroom Contract Hours; 52 Weeks i.e 1040 Hours
  • Scheduled Break: 12 Weeks

Amount of Training: 1110 Hours

  • Theory Learning: 398 Hours
  • Practical Learning: 292 Hours
  • Guided Self Study: 420 Hours

Amount of Assessment: 350 Hours

  • Total classroom Assessment Hours Theory: 150 Hours
  • Total workshop Assessment Hours Practical: 200 Hours

Total Volume of learning: 1460 Hours

All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and gain recognition for this. (Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL).

Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course with another RTO can apply for Credit Transfer. (CT)

The CT and RPL application processes are provided to students in pre-enrolment information in accordance with the RPL/ CT policy and procedure.

Upon successful completion of the 36 units of competency, students will be issued an AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification and a record of results that indicate the units successfully completed. Students who successfully complete some but not all of the units of competency in the course will be issued a Statement of Attainment detailing the units they have successfully completed