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AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle
Mechanical Technology

Course Overview

The AUR30616 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: 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 is PGK5,200. 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

  • Must be a 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

The AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines
AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems


PNG electives

AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives (20 core plus 16 electives units)

* Please note: 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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