AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 091609B Course Duration 52 Weeks (Including 4 Weeks Holidays)

Are you interested in cars? Love to fix cars for friends and family? Do you want to use your interest in a professional environment?

This course provides the students skills and knowledge for the role of motor mechanic 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. This course will provide you with hands on experience in areas from inspecting cars to servicing and repairing various automotive systems.

Note: BIT doesn’t make any claim of employment outcome or job guarantee with its courses.

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. These risks can be avoided by using appropriate lifting techniques and equipment.

Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites

Although training package specifies no entry requirement for this course, however, International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the entry requirements as per the course prospectus and/or student handbook.

BIT will provide workshop tools and other PPE training including apron and protective glasses to students during workshop. Students must purchase their own safety boots and workshop uniform (workshop overalls) for practical sessions in automotive workshops at additional cost.

Packaging Rules

To successfully achieve this qualification, students need to complete 36 units of competency which include 20 core units, plus 16 elective units.

Units of Competency:

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Code Unit Name
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace AURLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURAQA002 Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURAMA003 Conduct information sessions in an automotive workplace AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems AURTTJ012 Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems AURVTA004 Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
Students successfully completing the course will receive the Nationally Recognised AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification.


Possible job titles include:

Automotive Mechanic
Motor Mechanic

Related industry sectors:
  • Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Service and Repair
  • Transport

Course Delivery: 
This course is delivered face to face in the Classroom and a fully equipped automotive workshop
Delivery is a minimum of 21 hours per week over period of 48 weeks and 4 week holidays.

Assessment methods:
BIT will use (but not limited to) theory test, assignment, completing job card, workshop practical demonstration and report as assessment methods to assess this course.

Course Delivery Location:
Class room and automotive workshop Docklands: 95 - 97 Lorimer Street.

Intake Date:
Kindly contact BIT Administration and Marketing department for latest intake dates

Note: Course information listed above may not be sufficient to make an enrolment decision. Student must read course prospectus and student handbook before applying. You can contact BIT student services for any further information.

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