AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 106393H

Course status: Current
Who Should Study this Course?

This course is for people desiring to work as Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technicians and General Motor Mechanics. People in these positions perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Students of this course will learn competencies related to brakes, clutches, customer service, diagnostics, engines, electrical, servicing, steering, suspension and transmissions.


Where is the College located?

YES College’s Campus is located at Suite 301, 106 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150. The campus is situated opposite Westfield Parramatta and is 2 to 4 minutes’ walk from Parramatta train station.

Our Mechanical Workshop is located at 4/10 Eddie Road, Minchinbury, NSW 2770.


Career Opportunities

Academic Pathways

On completion of this qualification, graduates may undertake the AUR40116 Certificate IV in Automotive Management or other Certificate IV level qualification from the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

Employment Pathways

Upon completion, graduates may also elect to seek employment as an Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician or General Motor Mechanic.


Entry Requirements

For direct entry into this program, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion of Australian High School Year 10 or equivalent; or
  • Completion of a vocational qualification from the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package at AQF level 2 or other relevant qualification at AQF 2 level or higher; or
  • Employment experience in a relevant position such as:
    • Mechanic’s Assistant
    • Automotive Electrical Trainee
    • Electrical Component Installer
    • Automotive Clerk
    • Automotive Air Conditioning Serviceperson


Additional entry requirements:

  • International students (from countries where English is not the first language) are expected to have a minimum English Language standard and are required to have one of the following prior to enrolling in this qualification:
    • At least 50% completion of any AQF Certificate III or higher qualification
    • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.5 
    • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.0 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 10 weeks)
    • Achieved an IELTS score of 4.5 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 20 weeks)
    • Successfully completed at least 38 weeks of ELICOS study in Australia
    • Successfully completed a Yes College English language test
  • Students of this course will be required to access computers for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Work, Excel, Power point and Outlook and knowledge of how to use the Internet to access information.

Entry requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the College’s Student entry requirements, selection, enrolment and orientation policy.




This course is part of the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package. Candidates that successfully complete this qualification will be issued with a Nationally Recognised:

  • AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


Teaching Methods

The theory component of the program is delivered at our college premises and online. The practical component is delivered at our Mechanical Workshop. Delivery of training is through practical demonstrations, lectures, individual and group readings and activities, and class presentations.



Students are required to wear suitable attire and enclosed shoes at all times while attending the college premises and mechanical workshop.


Assessment Methods

Assessments may include, but are not limited to demonstrations, knowledge tests, presentations, projects and reports.


Facilities and Equipment

YES College training rooms are well equipped with modern audio-visual facilities, including data projectors and whiteboards. Two student computer labs are available on campus. The student computer labs include networked Computers with Microsoft Office, Internet, and printing and photocopying facilities. 

Our Mechanical Workshop has all the required equipment needed for the delivery and assessment of the practical components of the course.


Resources and Materials

Student workbooks and support materials for each unit are provided in Moodle. Students must organise their own pens, pencils and writing materials for this course. 


Course Duration

This program is delivered over a period of 94 weeks (76 academic weeks + 18 weeks holiday).


Units of Competency
  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
  • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
  • AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • AURLTX102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
  • AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
  • AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
  • AURLTD106 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
  • AURTTB015 Assemble and fit braking system components
  • AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
  • AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
  • AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace


Class Timetables

The course is delivered over 20 hours per week (14 hours face to face, 6 hours online). Face to face hours are offered over various shifts. Note that Timetables are subject to change at the discretion of YES College.


Enrolment and Intakes

YES College runs various intakes per year. Please contact us for more information.


YES College

Suite 301, 106 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: 02 9635 0652



Tuition Fees

Application Fee: AUD $200

Tuition Fee: AUD $28,500

Other Course Fees: AUD $1,800

Total Course Cost: AUD $30,500


Competency, Reassessment and Repeating Units of Competency

To successfully complete a unit of competency i.e. achieve a Competent result for the unit, you must achieve a Satisfactory Result for all assessment tasks for that unit. For each assessment task you will be provided with three opportunities to achieve a Satisfactory Result. Students unable to achieve competency after their third attempt can undertake re-assessment. Students unable to achieve competency after reassessment will be required to repeat the unit of competency in line with the College’s Student Assessment, Reassessment and Repeating Units of Competency Guidelines policy.


Refund Policy

We must be advised in writing of your intention for refund in line with our Student Refund Policy. Refunds will be assessed and determined based on the requirements of this policy which is available at


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you worked or studied in this field before? RPL allows you the opportunity to be recognised for skills, experience and study that you may have already attained. To gain RPL you can contact the college for our RPL kit, which will guide you through the process of presenting your evidence. RPL will only be granted before the start of the course, or within the first two weeks of starting the course. Note that where an overseas is granted credit that results in a shortening of the students’ course duration, the change will be reported via PRISMS to the Department of Home Affairs. There is a fee for the RPL service. See YES College’s RPL Policy available at for more information.

YES College will fully recognise the AQF and VET Qualifications and Statements of Attainments issued by other Registered Training Organisations. Should you have completed another course with another provider and wish to claim credit into your course at YES College, you may do so by completing the College’s Student Exemption Form. There is no additional fee for Credit Transfer. See YES College’s Credit Transfer Policy available at for more information.


Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

If you are an international student, you must be covered by OSHC from when you arrive in Australia and for the entire duration of your stay, in line with the conditions of your student visa. This can be organised by YES College or yourself. If you are studying at more than one educational provider and both are arranging OSHC, you will have to ensure that there is no gap between policies. This means that as one policy expires the next commences immediately.

You can find out more about purchasing Overseas Student Health Cover at the website or by speaking to YES College Marketing and Admissions Staff.


Student Support Services

YES College is committed to providing all students with quality student support services throughout their enrolment and adhering to the principles of access and equity for all its students.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) support will be provided in all subjects as part of the normal tuition and assessment activities and where additional LL&N support is needed will organise and charge the service on a fee-per-service basis.

Other support services that YES College provides include:

  • Airport pickup*
  • Accommodation Assistance*
  • Admissions
  • Overseas student health cover*
  • Bank account assistance
  • Orientation
  • Timetabling
  • Student workbooks*
  • Education counselling (Course Progress, Attendance)
  • Welfare counselling
  • Career counselling
  • Internal English Language Support
  • External English language support*
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning*
  • Internet access and Student Computer Lab
  • Extra-curricular activities*
  • Student ID Cards* and TEAMS Login
  • Document Access
  • Tax file number assistance
  • Job finding and resume assistance
  • Complaints and Appeals
  • Student Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation
  • Certificate and Statement of Results (SOR) Issue
  • Certificate copies*
  • Transcript copies*
  • Re-enrolment*

* Indicates that fees are involved. Please contact us for further information.


Access and Equity

The College is committed to integrating Access and Equity principles within all the services provided to clients in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986, Racial Discrimination Act 5 1975, NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and Disability Discrimination Act 1992. All our staff members recognize the rights of learners/clients and provide information, advice and support consistent with our mission statement, code of ethics and code of practice.

The college recognizes the diverse background of our learners from all over the world. Regardless of cultural, linguistic, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or age all students have the right to study in an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. All learners equally have the right to be treated in a fair and considerate manner while studying at the college.

If at any time students feel that in any way the college is not abiding by this Code of Practice they can report their complaints or grievance to their trainer, the Student Support Team or the Operations Manager.


Dispute Resolution

For details please refer to the Student Handbook or the College’s Complaints and Appeals Policy available at - -