null

Course Info

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

National Course Code: AUR30616

Overview

With 19.5 million registered motor vehicles in Australia and developments in hybrid and electric vehicles, it's an exciting time to be a qualified motor mechanic. Get trade qualified with the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and apply for your Motor Vehicle Tradesperson certificate.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Service body control and vehicle communication systems
  • Diagnose issues with engine, steering, suspension, driveline or brakes systems
  • Repair vehicle components and systems

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Logical thinking to map out solutions
  • Problem solve to diagnose and repair
  • Organisation to plan tasks efficiently
  • Communication to work as part of a team
  • Mechanical aptitude to use hand tools and equipment

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • The opportunity to apply for your Motor Vehicle Tradesperson certificate
  • A pathway to owning your own business

Career opportunities:

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

Add to your automotive expertise and move into specialist automotive trade areas including:

  • Automotive Electrical
  • Automotive Repair
  • Heavy Plant or Vehicle
  • Examiner - Light Vehicles
  • Roads and Maritime Services Authorised Inspection Training Scheme

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations

This course is currently available at 18 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have skills in:

  • Logical thinking to map out solutions
  • Problem solving to diagnose and repair
  • Organisational to plan tasks efficiently
  • Curiosity to find out how things work
  • Communications to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm to learn the practical elements of motor mechanics
  • Mechanical aptitude to use hand tools and equipment

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned, and to identify any knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course you can expect theory and skills assessments and through other projects and tasks.

If you are a high school student and thinking about becoming a mechanic or working in auto trades, why not start while you are still at school?

The AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation counts towards your ATAR and focuses on mechanical technology and vehicle body. It is a great pathway course to the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is an entry-level course. On completion you can to apply for your Motor Vehicle Tradesperson certificate and become a qualified motor mechanic.

In the Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis you will learn specialist diagnostic and repair skills for battery, electric and hybrid vehicles, complex diagnostics for various systems and engines and analytical and testing skills.

You must have completed an automotive mechanical Certificate III qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to enrol in the Certificate IV course.

You will gain hands-on skills using hand tools and workshop equipment. However, the fun really begins when you use your skills to remove and replace vehicle mechanical and electrical systems, strip down engines, boxes, steering and suspension.

Through your apprenticeship or non-trade course you will study in simulated work environments at TAFE NSW and work on real world projects including vehicle service, diagnostics and repair.

You will have access to industry specific computer rooms, autoshops, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses.

The number of people working as Motor Mechanics has grown strongly over the last 5 years, with 23,000 job openings expected over the next 5 years.

There is also demand for service work, diagnostic and repairs and specialists who rebuild engines or work on specific areas such as engine management, drivelines, air-conditioning and 4WD recreation vehicles.

The rise of hybrid car continues with 1.38 million Australians looking to drive a hybrid vehicle and over half a million intending to drive an electric vehicle as their next car (used or new).

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there were 19.5 million registered motor vehicles at the beginning of 2019. An increase of 1.7 per cent from 2018 to 2019.

With more cars on the road, emerging technology in fuels, hybrid and electric vehicles and the average age of vehicles across Australia over 10 years; automotive tradespeople will need to be adaptable, well trained and have new levels of niche expertise.

This course is where you will learn the underpinning principles of vehicles, allowing you to feel confident in your skills. It is your stepping stone to a great career and will give you transferable skills that you can take with you in all careers.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination
  • Full Time, Part Time, Variable
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

Search refined by

Showing 1 to 18 options of 18 for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Albury - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Enquire Now

Coffs Harbour Education (Apprenticeship): Variable, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Cooma - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Glendale (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Goulburn - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Griffith - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Kempsey (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Kingscliff (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Mount Druitt: Part Time, On campus

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Enquire Now

Muswellbrook (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Nowra - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Shellharbour - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Tamworth - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Enquire Now

Taree (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wagga Wagga - Apprenticeship: Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wetherill Park (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Enquire Now

Wollongbar (Apprenticeship): Full Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wyong (Apprenticeship): Part Time, Combination

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Showing 1 to 18 options of 18 for Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology