AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Cricos Course Code: 103641K

With this trade-level Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, you will be able to jumpstart your career as a mechanic and begin working in the automotive industry more quickly than you ever thought possible.

During this course, you will be able to service and repair the mechanical components of motor vehicles, including the engine, transmission, suspension system (steering, brakes, wheels, and tyres), as well as learning about managing a small automotive business. Furthermore, you will gain the managerial skills necessary to manage a small automotive business. Completing this course will equip you with the necessary skills to obtain a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, allowing you to confidently service and repair a wide range of mechanical components in motor vehicles, while also providing you with the knowledge and expertise to effectively manage a small automotive business.

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Career Outcomes

This qualification level is intended to prepare new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician

Qualification Entry Requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

Macallan Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.
  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, or turning 18 years of age prior to commencement of their study.
  • Students require a completed Year 10 or equivalent; or Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study, LLN level and personal competencies .
  • Student’s must have English proficiency as guided by Macallan College’s English Proficiency Policy and Procedures.
  • IELTS Test – overall score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no individual section score less than 5.5. 

NOTE: All applicants from AL3 countries must sit an IELTS test. 

  • Pre-entry Oxford English online test result of no less than B2.2 with a minimum score of 71.

Course Duration

Course Duration:

78 Weeks

Teaching Weeks:

66 Weeks


12 Weeks

Mode of Study:

Face to Face

Delivery And Assessment

  • Classroom / face to face
  • Workshop Sessions
  • Simulations

Training and Assessment will be conducted through a combination of blended learning environments. Both knowledge and practical assessments are required to be completed with a competent outcome for each unit to achieve your certificate.


After completing this course, you could enrol into the

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40820 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

For other relevant qualifications or explore further study options in the automotive sector please refer to

Certificate Issuance

A Certificate is issued where all 36 units have been deemed competent. A Statement of Attainment is issued when only some units are deemed competent and the course is not completed in full.

Issuing of your Certificate and or Statement of Attainment occurs within 30 days of your last unit being deemed competent, however, this may be delayed in the event that you have not provided your Unique Student Identifier (USI) or you have any outstanding fees.

Qualification Rules & Units of Competency

36 Units in Total

20 core unit + 16 elective units
The following lists of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination and suitable for industry required outcomes.

Units Code Units
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
AURETR125 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 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
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
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURTTA105  Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001  Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ103 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTJ011 Select light vehicle wheels and tyres
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies

Fees & Charges

Contact the relevant campus for further information.


  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Richmond
  • Sydney