Course Start Date
8 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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
- 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This course is superseded.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.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class 1 day a week for over 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.2 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 32.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are engaged in an apprenticeship, and individually contracted with an employer.
This course is aimed at attracting and training technicians over 16 years of age. Students may come from within current industry area and be choosing to formalise their existing experience by completing this qualification, often-older age participants (25-45) have been employed within the industry for many years.
This course also aims to capture the students who have completed TVET automotive and Pre-vocational courses, and school leavers entering the workforce into a Trade based employment pathway.
Additionaly this course is focused on building the representation of females within a non-traditional trade qualification.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Text Book - ISBN 978-1760421502 Automotive Mechanics, May/Simpson 10th edition - $180
Additional Work Book - $100
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|AURLTB003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURETR023||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems|
|AURETR031||Diagnose and repair ignition systems|
|AURLTD004||Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems|
|AURLTD005||Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems|
|AURLTE002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines|
|AURLTZ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems|
|AURTTA004||Carry out servicing operations|
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures|
|AURTTB001||Inspect and service braking systems|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURTTE004||Inspect and service engines|
|AURTTF001||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR022||Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems|
|AURETR024||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems|
|AURETR032||Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems|
|AURLTQ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies|
|AURLTQ012||Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts|
|AURLTX001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions|
|AURLTX013||Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems|
|AURTTA005||Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives|
|AURTTC001||Inspect and service cooling systems|
|AURTTD002||Inspect and service steering systems|
|AURTTF002||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTQ001||Inspect and service final drive assemblies|
|AURTTQ003||Inspect and service drive shafts|
|AURTTX002||Inspect and service manual transmissions|
|AURTTX003||Inspect and service automatic transmissions|
Motor mechanic for light vehicles
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
Coffs Harbour Education CHEC
363 Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601
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