Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (National Code AUR30620/CRICOS Code 103622B)


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.

This course is designed for international students who will be involved in classroom training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. These students may come from different countries and cultural backgrounds and must hold a valid student visa.

Qualification Rules

Students need to complete 36 units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the AUR Training Package Qualifications Rules, which require:

  • 20 core units plus
  • 16 elective units

Please note: All the elective units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with industry partners and they have been identified to provide knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry. The full list of units can be found in AUR Training Package and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review. The units offered by AAIC are listed as below:

Unit Code Unit Name Core / Elective
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies Core
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Elective
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes Elective
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies Elective
AURLTQ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Elective
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions Elective
AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions Elective
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURTTJ011 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Elective


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 52-week period. This will consist of scheduled 24 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 47 weeks (1128 hours) allowing for 5 week breaks. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks. Students will be required to undergo 192 hours of work placement as arranged by AAIC in order to gain the qualification.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered through class room based face-to-face training, including simulated individual or group exercises in theory classes; practical sessions are delivered in the automotive workshop facilities and work placement is within industry. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the student’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Assessment Methods

Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the student either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

The assessment process may include:

    • Written Assessment
    • Practical Task
    • Observation of performance
    • Project
    • Assignment
    • Work Placement /Third Party Report

Employment Pathway

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Motor Mechanic (General)
    • Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician

(AAIC does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).

Pathways for Further Studies

After achieving the AUR30620 Certificate III in in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, students may choose to undertake AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications.

International Student’s Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
  • Minimum 6.0 IELTS score or equivalent in PTE, TOEFL, OET and Cambridge English.


Theory: AAIC Campus, Level 1, 135 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Practical: 24 Dundee Avenue, Holden Hill SA 5088

Delivery Mode

Classroom based, Practical work at an Automotive Workshop and Work placement as arranged by AAIC


Tuition Fee $11000
One Time Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Text Books & Material Fees $750. Refer to details below.
Text book for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR30620
1x Cap, 1x Long Sleeve Workshop Shirt, 1x Elastic Workshop Trouser
1x Safety Glasses / 1x pair Earplugs / 1x pair Hand Gloves
Safety Shoes Required and must be arranged by the student
Single Overseas Student Health Cover $ 550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $ 5000 per Annum Approximately

Intake Dates

Intake dates for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR30620
2024 session

15/1/2024 12/1/2025
12/2/2024 9/2/2025
26/2/2024 23/2/2025
4/3/2024 2/3/2025
18/3/2024 17/3/2025
1/4/2024 30/3/2025
29/4/2024 27/4/2025
13/5/2024 11/5/2025
27/5/2024 25/5/2025
10/6/2024 8/6/2025
24/6/2024 22/6/2025
8/7/2024 6/7/2025
5/8/2024 3/8/2025
19/8/2024 17/8/2025
2/9/2024 31/8/2025
16/9/2024 14/9/2025
21/10/2024 19/10/2025
4/11/2024 2/11/2025
18/11/2024 16/11/2025
2/12/2024 30/11/2025
16/12/2024 14/12/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 18/12/2023 to 31/12/2023;
2024: 29/4/2024 to 5/5/2024; 29/7/2024 to 4/8/2024; 14/10/2024 to 20/10/2024; 16/12/2024 to 29/12/2024
2025: 28/4/2025 to 4/5/2025; 28/7/2025 to 4/5/2025; 28/7/2024 to 3/8/2025; 13/10/2025 to 19/10/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter