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AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle
Mechanical Technology

Course Overview

The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology course is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their skills and experience within the automotive industry. This course is for individuals who currently undertake mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. Activities include diagnose and repair of clutch systems, final drivelines, manual transmissions, electronic compression engine systems, fuel injection systems steering and suspension systems, along with selecting seals, bearings and gaskets and using workshop equipment.

Graduates of this qualification will develop skills suited to work as a Motor Mechanic. Work roles include service and repairs to engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, electrical and braking systems.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji and PNG.

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.
Course Fees: The course fees are FJD3,500/ PKG5,200. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables.

Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees.

Entry Requirements

  • Citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.


Course Contents


AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines
AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations
AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURLTZ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systems
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems
Set Electives
AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors
Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURLTX101Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
Inspect and service steering systems
Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems
Fiji Electives
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
PNG Electives
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

*Elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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