Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

With our apprenticeship program, you'll learn how to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as engine, transmission and suspension systems as well as managing electronic engines.
Ballarat - SMB
Wimmera - Horsham
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
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Semester 2
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Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
Wimmera - Horsham
Semester 1
-
Semester 2
-
Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
3 years
Qualification Code
AUR30616

You spend your spare time tinkering with engines and are always researching the latest models of cars being released. Harness your interest and set yourself up for a career working with light vehicles. With our apprenticeship program, you'll learn how to service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmissions and suspension systems as well as how to manage electronic engines. By the end of your training, you'll know your way around brakes, springs and gear boxes, along with having the skills to diagnose, repair and service any mechanical problems. We'll also make sure you know how to conduct safety and roadworthy inspections to give you even more employable skills.

  • Automotive sales/retail
  • Business owner
  • Motor mechanic

On completion of this qualification and your apprenticeship, you will be able to work as a qualified motor mechanic, which can lead you into careers such as owning your own business, management and sales/retail in the automotive field.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

FOLLOW ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICE IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURAEA002
FOLLOW SAFE WORKING PRACTICES IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURASA002
TEST AND REPAIR BASIC ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
AURETR012
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR SPARK IGNITION ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
AURETR023
TEST, CHARGE AND REPLACE BATTERIES AND JUMP-START VEHICLES
AURETR025
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR CHARGING SYSTEMS
AURETR029
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR STARTING SYSTEMS
AURETR030
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR IGNITION SYSTEMS
AURETR031
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEMS
AURLTB003
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEMS
AURLTD004
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
AURLTD005
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE ENGINES
AURLTE002
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
AURLTZ001
CARRY OUT SERVICING OPERATIONS
AURTTA004
CARRY OUT DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
AURTTA018
INSPECT AND SERVICE BRAKING SYSTEMS
AURTTB001
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR COOLING SYSTEMS
AURTTC003
INSPECT AND SERVICE ENGINES
AURTTE004
INSPECT AND SERVICE PETROL FUEL SYSTEMS
AURTTF001
USE AND MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURTTK002
COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURAFA003
RESOLVE ROUTINE PROBLEMS IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURAFA004
DEPOWER AND REINITIALISE BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES
AURETH001
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
AURETR022
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
AURETR032
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR ELECTRONIC BODY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
AURETR043
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR INTEGRATED ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
AURETR044
SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING AND HVAC SYSTEMS
AURETU003
CARRY OUT LIGHT VEHICLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT OPERATIONS
AURLTD006
REMOVE AND INSTALL LIGHT VEHICLE ENGINE ASSEMBLIES
AURLTE001
REMOVE, INSPECT, REPAIR AND REFIT LIGHT VEHICLE TYRES AND TUBES
AURLTJ002
REMOVE, INSPECT AND REFIT LIGHT VEHICLE WHEEL AND TYRE ASSEMBLIES
AURLTJ003
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE FINAL DRIVE ASSEMBLIES
AURLTQ001
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE DRIVE SHAFTS
AURLTQ002
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE DRIVE SHAFTS
AURLTQ012
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS
AURLTX001
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE CLUTCH SYSTEMS
AURLTX003
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR LIGHT VEHICLE CLUTCH SYSTEMS
AURLTX013
SELECT AND USE BEARINGS, SEALS, GASKETS, SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES
AURTTA005
CARRY OUT MECHANICAL PRE-REPAIR OPERATIONS
AURTTA009
CARRY OUT VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
AURTTA017
MACHINE BRAKE DRUMS AND BRAKE DISC ROTORS
AURTTB003
REMOVE AND REPLACE BRAKE ASSEMBLIES
AURTTB007
INSPECT AND SERVICE COOLING SYSTEMS
AURTTC001
INSPECT AND SERVICE STEERING SYSTEMS
AURTTD002
INSPECT AND SERVICE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
AURTTD004
INSPECT AND SERVICE DIESEL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS
AURTTF002
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR ENGINE FORCED-INDUCTION SYSTEMS
AURTTF005
BALANCE WHEELS AND TYRES
AURTTJ001
BALANCE WHEELS AND TYRES
AURTTJ011
USE AND MAINTAIN MEASURING EQUIPMENT IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURTTK001
INSPECT AND SERVICE FINAL DRIVE ASSEMBLIES
AURTTQ001
INSPECT AND SERVICE DRIVE SHAFTS
AURTTQ003
INSPECT AND SERVICE MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS
AURTTX002
INSPECT AND SERVICE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
AURTTX003
INSPECT DAMAGED VEHICLE SYSTEMS AND RECOMMEND REPAIRS
AURVTA004

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: ICN

National course code: AUR30616

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Entry into this qualification requires you to be employed as an apprentice motor mechanic at the time of enrolment.

Extra Requirements

Wimmera (Horsham) - day release X 34 days per year, SMB (Ballarat)- 8 X 4 day blocks per year

8am to 4.30pm - Horsham: 10 x 3 day blocks per year. Ballarat: 9 x 4 day blocks per year.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be an apprentice to do this course?
Yes. This program is for apprentices who have a training agreement signed by their employer.

How do I find an apprenticeship?
Like all employment, getting an apprenticeship can be competitive. Learning some skills before you start may help with your apprenticeship application. Think about doing an automotive pre-apprenticeship program.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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