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This course is superseded.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.
This is a part time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 24 hours of class, over 3 days per block, 8 blocks per year, for 3 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 31 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including on the job learning and training in the workplace and self-paced learning in own time.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are currently working in the Automotive light vehicle repair industry and have an apprenticeship. On successful completion of course credit will be given towards Certificate IV 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 will be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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
This course is currently scheduled by Block Release, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00am to 4.45pm at TAFE NSW Cooma, Building 3. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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
Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures|
|AURTTA004||Carry out servicing operations|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURETR031||Diagnose and repair ignition systems|
|AURLTZ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems|
|AURLTE002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines|
|AURLTB003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems|
|AURLTD004||Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems|
|AURLTD005||Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems|
|AURETR023||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTB001||Inspect and service braking systems|
|AURTTE004||Inspect and service engines|
|AURTTF001||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTJ011||Balance wheels and tyres|
|AURAFA003||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR032||Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems|
|AURETR024||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems|
|AURTTF005||Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems|
|AURLTX013||Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems|
|AURLTQ012||Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts|
|AURLTQ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies|
|AURETR022||Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems|
|AURTTX003||Inspect and service automatic transmissions|
|AURTTC001||Inspect and service cooling systems|
|AURTTF002||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems|
|AURTTX002||Inspect and service manual transmissions|
|AURTTD002||Inspect and service steering systems|
|AURTTD004||Inspect and service suspension systems|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace|
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.
66 Commissioner Street, Cooma
Phone 131 601
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