Certificate III in Light Vehicle

Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Code 103648C

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology2021-10-06T15:30:33+10:00

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
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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 a Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician or 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 54 weeks of training and assessment, 18 weeks (360 hours) of vocational placement, and 32 weeks of holidays.

Vocational Placement
This course offering includes a compulsory Vocational Placement of 360 hours, conducted over 18 weeks in place of the final three Terms.  Specific information about Vocational Placement can be found in the Student Handbook and course materials.

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/distance learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses at:
• Level 7, 16-18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
• Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Automotive workshop address:
•62 Tattersall Road, Kings Park NSW
•Unit 1, 27 Daking Street, North Parramatta 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*
• Performance Vehicle 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.

Course Structure


Course Costs
The costs for this course are as follows:

Application fees: $500 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

Tuition fees: Total cost is AUD $28,000 (including $2,500 materials fees)

Non-Tuition fees:
May apply and can be found at under ‘Student Information’ tab.

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 Student Health 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


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Entry Requirements
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 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago). 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 Arrangements
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.

Facilities and Equipment:
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 safety work shirt, 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
• Text books
• Safety work boots
• Overalls
• And other personal protective equipment and tools as 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.

Application and Enrolment
To enrol for this course you must complete an application form and then send it to with all required documentation.

For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support or orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.

Contact Details
Call our office on (02) 8897 4212 or email us at

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses at:
Parramatta CBD Campus: Level 7, 16-18 Wentworth St Parramatta NSW 2150
Sydney CBD Campus: Level 5, 770 George St Sydney NSW 2000


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