This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.
CRICOS code: 093322A
This course is delivered over 52 weeks of full time study at 20 hours per week of scheduled class time at the Skills Institute Australia training facility south of Brisbane. This includes six weeks holidays.
|Weeks||Hours per week||Total hours|
This qualification is delivered face-to-face in the classroom. There is a new intake each month.
All students must be at least 18 years of age.
- Satisfactory completion of year 12 or equivalent
- Overseas students require a language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
There are no specific academic prerequisites for any of the units in this course.
To complete this course, it is expected that you will have access to:
- A computer with Windows XP or higher
- DVD-ROM drive
- Media Player
These facilities are available on campus.
All of the learning materials and test books required to complete this course will be provided.
In order to receive this qualification, thirty-six units must be completed satisfactorily, including twenty core units and sixteen elective units.
|Code||Unit name||Core/ Elective|
|Cluster 1 units|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURAFA003||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|Cluster 2 units|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|Cluster 3 units|
|AURACA001||Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|AURTTA004||Carry out servicing operations||Core|
|AURLTJ003||Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies||Elective|
|AURTTC001||Inspect and service cooling systems||Elective|
|AURTTE004||Inspect and service engines||Core|
|AURTTF001||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems||Core|
|AURTTB001||Inspect and service braking systems||Core|
|AURTTD002||Inspect and service steering systems||Elective|
|AURTTX002||Inspect and service manual transmissions||Elective|
|AURTTX003||Inspect and service automatic transmissions||Elective|
|Cluster 4 units|
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures||Core|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles||Core|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits||Core|
|AURETR006||Solder electrical wiring and circuits||Elective|
|AURETR010||Repair wiring harnesses and looms||Elective|
|AURETR026||Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies||Elective|
|AURETR011||Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components||Elective|
|Cluster 5 units|
|AURTTA009||Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations||Elective|
|AURTTA005||Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives||Elective|
|Cluster 6 units|
|AURLTE002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines||Core|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems||Core|
|AURLTZ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems||Core|
|AURLTD004||Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems||Core|
|AURLTD005||Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems||Core|
|AURLTB003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems||Core|
|AURTTB005||Assemble and fit braking system components||Elective|
|Cluster 7 units|
|AURETR032||Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems||Elective|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems||Core|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems||Core|
|AURETR031||Diagnose and repair ignition systems||Core|
|AURETR023||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems||Core|
This course provides participants with the skills to obtain the occupational position across various industrial sectors. Job roles and titles vary across these different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Vehicle service technician
- Vehicle technician
Individuals who successfully complete the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology may enter Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed any of the units of study or have practical experience that may be used for recognition of prior learning must contact Skills Institute Australia prior to enrollment.
As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the duration of the course until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.
Assessment tasks may include
- Written questions and answers
- Case study analysis
- Observation of the learner
- Written and oral questioning
- Written reports
- Simulated role play
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