Trinity Institute Australia

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

(CRICOS Code: 103648C)


The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology provides students with a background across a wide range of functions in the automotive retail, service and repair industry. Students will develop skills in performing technical mechanical work on light vehicles.

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Qualification Overview
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.

Target Groups
Target groups for AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in automotive retail, service and repair industry
  • Seeking to pursue a career as an Automotive Mechanic
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Duration
This qualification is delivered over 104 weeks, including 60 weeks of training and assessment and 44 weeks of holidays.

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in automotive workshops, and also via interactive online learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses:

  • 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Automotive workshops (simulated automotive workplace environments) address:

  • 62 Tattersall Road, Kings Park NSW

Career Outcomes
Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of automotive retail and services roles such as:

  • Motor Mechanic*
  • Car Mechanic*
  • Auto Mechanic*
  • Automotive Repair Technician*
  • Automotive Mechanical Technician*
    *Licensing requirements may apply

Education Pathways

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After achieving the AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology students may choose to undertake AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant automotive qualifications.

Please contact Team Trinity for current course fees.
Payment terms and conditions are included in the International Student Handbook. Additionally a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Trinity Institute (Australia) provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

Trinity Institute (Australia) has the following entry requirements:

International students must:
Be at least 18 years of age.

Meet the following education requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent; or
  • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.

Meet the following English requirements:

  • Have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 12 months ago). NOTE: English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or
  • Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate)

Trinity Institute (Australia) also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Training and assessment occurs over 20 hours per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 4 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. At the beginning of each unit you will receive details of assessment tasks to be completed. Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally workplace practices and environments will be simulated within automotive workshops and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course is as per our current timetable. Please contact us via email for details.

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:

  • Training rooms
  • Fully functioning automotive workshops with light vehicles, tools and manufacturer specifications required for all units
  • Personal protective and safety equipment such as eye protection, hearing protection and gloves as required for each unit

The equipment that students should have includes:

  • A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • Safety work boots
  • Overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools as may be listed on resources list prior to enrolment.

Course Progress

Note that for international students’ satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook.

The AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology requires the successful completion of 20 core and 16 elective units (a total of 36 units). Electives for this qualification have been selected by Trinity Institute (Australia) to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in light vehicle mechanical technology.

The course units of competency selected are:

  • AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURAFA103 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTA118 – Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • AURTTK102 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA102 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR112 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR125 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR128 – Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • AURETR132 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • AURETR143 – Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • AURTTA105 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURTTE104 – Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTB101 – Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURLTB103 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • AURLTD104 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTD105 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURTTF101 – Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTC103 – Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURETR123 – Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR129 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR130 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR131 – Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURLTE102 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURTTF102 – Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • AURTTK001 – Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURLTJ113 – Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • AURLTJ102 – Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
  • AURLTQ102 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
  • AURLTQ101 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • AURTTA104 – Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTJ011 – Balance wheels and tyres
  • AURTTZ002 – Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • AURLTZ101 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control 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


At Trinity Institute (Australia), we are driven by our goal to empower our students to meet their full potential. We aim to do so by providing an effective learning environment that challenges and stimulates the minds of our students. We have found that learning is more effective when students enjoy themselves.


A college may be an academic entity, but its responsibilities go far beyond studies. Trinity Institute (Australia) recognises this, and endeavours to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to develop themselves and become well-rounded individuals in the professional world. Our commitment to achieving this is evident in the strong work ethic of our teaching staff, our cultural mix and our emphasis on personal and academic development. We value the diverse background of our learners and demonstrate this in our teaching, curriculum and services.

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