Become a trade qualified motor technician and join the exciting and evolving automotive industry. Ignite your curiosity to find out how things work and develop your abilities to solve complex problems and make repairs on a range of vehicles.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Service body control and vehicle communication systems
Diagnose issues with engine, steering, suspension, driveline, fuel, cooling, ignition or brakes systems
Repair vehicle components and systems
Use a variety of automotive tools and equipment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience using automotive tools and equipment
Techniques to service, diagnose and repair vehicles
Exposure to working in real and simulated mechanical workshops
The ability to apply for your motor vehicle tradesperson certificate
A pathway to owning your own business
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 1 in digital literacy, a score of 2 in learning, reading and writing, a score of 3 in oral communication and 4 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Your own personal protective equipment (PPE) - steel-capped boots, safety goggles, hearing protection, cotton drill pants and long-sleeved cotton drill shirt
An interest in learning how components and systems work on a vehicle
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Light vehicle technician Quick service technician Service advisor Workshop supervisor
This is a licensed profession in New South Wales. When you complete your apprenticeship, apply for a Motor Vehicle tradesperson certificate with NSW Fair Trading through Service NSW. Your license will need to be renewed every 3 years.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 36 Units of competency, including 20 core and 16 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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