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Offering Info

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR30616
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR30616-01V02-21TAM-006

Location – Tamworth - Apprenticeship

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7.7 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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This course is superseded.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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the motor vehicle industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today, and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements that apply.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to plan and organise the steps needed to undertake tasks
  • Tool skills to use hand tools and workshop equipment
  • An interest in learning how components and systems work on a vehicle
  • The physical capability to work as a motor mechanic
  • The ability to think logically for vehicle diagnostics

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled as 5 day blocks, for 6 blocks per year over 3 years. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course.

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

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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
AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment 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
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Tamworth
13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601

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