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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 fuels, hybrid and electric vehicles, it is an exciting time to become a qualified motor mechanic. Get trade qualified or recognised for your industry experience with the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. Apply for your Motor Vehicle Tradesperson certificate and be in-demand in this dynamic and evolving industry.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through course work, you will learn vehicle mechanical and electrical fundamentals including:

  • Servicing, diagnostic and repairs on vehicle components and systems (engine, steering, suspension, driveline, brakes, body control and vehicle communication systems)

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:

  • 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 will provide 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 outcomes and job roles:

  • 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

INDUSTRY DEMAND
The number of people working as Motor Mechanics has grown strongly and this growth is set to continue with a further 23,000 job openings expected over the next 5 years.

This course is superseded.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 19 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
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Campbelltown (Apprenticeship): Part Time

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 04 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 30 Months

Campbelltown: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 2 Years

Coffs Harbour Education (Apprenticeship): Blended

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

Dubbo, Narromine Road: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 15 Mar 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Glendale (Apprenticeship): Full Time

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  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Glendale - Apprenticeship: Full Time

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Kempsey (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Kingscliff: Part Time Day

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  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Mount Druitt (Apprenticeship Only): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2.5 Years

Mount Druitt: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

Muswellbrook - Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

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

Northern Beaches (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Orange, March Street (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Taree (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

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  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Ultimo Campus, Main Campus (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wetherill Park (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wollongbar (Apprenticeship): Full Time

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Wyong (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

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  • Duration: 3 Years

Wyong - Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

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  • Duration: 3 Years

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