Duration Mode of Delivery
This course will be delivered over a period of 78 weeks of full-time study
where 66 weeks are academic weeks and 12 weeks of holidays.
  • Classroom-based training with simulated workplace environment.
  • Assessment in simulated environment.
  • Self-study and research.

Course 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.

Who can Enroll

International and domestic students who may have limited knowledge or experience in the Automotive industry. It is expected that their knowledge and skills will be developed over the duration of the course.

Recommended Training Pathways

Pathways into the qualification

AUR30616 Certificate III in Automotive Light Vehicle Technology is considered a trade course, upon successful completion of the course and nationally recognised qualification is issued. Students are provided with advice on employment and further training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Pathways from the qualification

Students exiting the qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking one or more of the following qualifications:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.
  • AUR50116 Diploma in Automotive Management.

Employment Pathways from the qualification

This qualification prepares student to perform mechanical work in the Automotive (light vehicle) Service and Repair Industry.

This course may lead to employment as:

  • Light Vehicle Repair Technician.

General Entry requirements

In addition:


AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace.
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace.
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits.
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems.
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles.
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems.
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems.
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems.
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems.
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems.
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems.
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines.
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems.
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations.
AURTTA118 Carry out diagnostic procedures.
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems.
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems.
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines.
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems.
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.


AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems.
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems.
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes.
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies.
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts.
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions.
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions.
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems.
AURTTB015 Assemble and fit braking systems and components.
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems.
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems.
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres.
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace.
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems.
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in automotive workplace.
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace.