(include 10 weeks holiday)
Automotive Mechanic, Motor Mechanic, Roadside assistance
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.
Face to face delivery
Duration of course is 70 weeks which includes 60 weeks delivery and 10 weeks holiday.
BIT only delivers this course in Victoria. No interstate delivery is currently scheduled.
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 36 units of competency, consisting of:
Total number of units = 36
20 core unit, plus
16 elective units
After completing AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology learners can enter in to AUR40216 - Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
Graduates can either work as mechanics in various types of workshops or with further training run a workshop or dealership where they may manage and direct the sale and servicing of vehicles, control expenses and maintain customer satisfaction.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Though they may need to be licenced to carry out roadworthies and some other activities.
Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within the automotive industry
This qualification is an institution-based program with face-to-face trainer-led theory classes, practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities and computer-based activities and projects. Trainers and learners will also have access to learning resources and textbooks.
Please contact BIT’s admissions or marketing department for information on our upcoming
Note* Information contained on the website is not sufficient for Enrollment purposes however, this information should be read in conjunction with student handbook, student prospectus and brochures.
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Diagnose and repair charging systems
Diagnose and repair starting systems
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
Carry out servicing operations
Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
Inspect and service braking systems
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
Inspect and service engines
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace
Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace
Solder electrical wiring and circuits
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
As per training package there are no formal prerequisites required to enter the AUR30620- Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. Although the training package specifies no entry requirement for this course International Learners entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:
All international learners entering Brighton Institute of Technology must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of their course.
All international learners will undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify
their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of
the courses to the learner and any relevant experience they may have. An interview
conducted by Brighton Institute enrolment officer will cover these areas and also to
identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.
Through the pre-training review the learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course.
Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires
them to read vehicle manuals, do calculations, do job cards, and complete repairs and
costing estimates etc.
All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test. They must have at least the ACSF level described later in this document in the five core skills.
If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with institute.
To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in the applicant's home country equivalent to the Australian senior secondary school examination.
All learners enrolling into BIT programs must have basic computer skills. BIT courses may
require learners to make reports, do graphs and analyse data.
Learners who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to a computer training course.
Although BIT will provide access to computers with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all students are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher at their own cost. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address). All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word and an email platform. This will be at the applicant’s own cost.
Learners must have their own safety boots and workshop uniform (workshop overalls) for use during practical sessions in the automotive workshop prior to starting their practical classes. BIT will provide workshop tools, and other PPE as required.
Automotive technology is a physically demanding course and occupation. Working as a mechanic means that you will be on your feet for long hours and will have to lift heavy parts and equipment. Manual handling injuries are the most common type of injury occurring in automotive workshops. The injuries occur from handling heavy or awkward objects, heavy lifting, and prolonged or sustained work in awkward postures. This course involves manual handling e.g. heavy lifting; moving parts and tires, etc. So prospective learners should be able to handle the physical work required for this course. In line with its access and equity policy, BIT will identify any such barriers presented by learners during the pre-training review before enrolment and will identify and provide required support and reasonable adjustment where possible.
International learners applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:
Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 30 weeks) to be undertaken before the main VET course
plus successful completion of Brighton Institute’s Language Literacy and Numeracy Test on completion of an ELICOS program.OR
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 StatesOR
evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Please note Brighton institute of technology will also accept equivalent test results
from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL IBT, PTE Academic,
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.
|English language test providers
|Minimum test score
|Minimum test score when combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
|Minimum test score when combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
|International English Language Testing System
|*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based