Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR30620

Course NameCertificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - AUR30620
CRICOS Code106886J
Duration78 weeks (including breaks and holidays)
Teaching Term (s)6 (10 weeks of delivery each term)
FeesAUD 22,200 (AUD 3,700 per term)
Academic RequirementsRequirements for entry into this qualification are as follows:
Students wishing to enrol in this qualification must have successful completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent.
Preferred pathways:
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:
Qualification pathway
After achieving Australian high school certificate or higher AQF level of qualification.
This includes any qualification completed, as listed in the Academic and language proficiency requirements below. Applicants with relevant prior formal studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of the course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. Please refer to Student Handbook for the details on Advanced Standing.

Work Experience/Employment pathway
This includes any demonstrated vocational experience, employment or workplace experience that applicant have had in the automotive sector or closely related sector.
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English language requirement detailed information

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.

This qualification will enable individuals who wish to develop skills and knowledge in servicing, diagnosing and repairing mechanical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive mechanical service and repair industry. Pacific College will ensure students to get best training and student support while you undertake this course. 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 in a practical environment.

Upon successful completion of all units in this course, students are eligible for the award of AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

This course is appropriate for those:

  • Persons either domestic or international who wish to develop skills and knowledge in automotive retail, service and repair industry.
  • Persons who are wishing to pursue a career as a Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician or Mechanic or re-enter in the workforce or those looking to make a career change and who are seeking to update their existing knowledge and skill set.
  • Persons who have been made redundant from the workforce and are wishing to make a career change and who are seeking to update their existing skill set.
  • Currently holding other AUR qualifications and who are seeking recognition of prior learning.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

The successful completion of this course prepares you as a new employee or recognizes and develops your skills as an existing employee to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Motor Mechanic
  • Light Vehicle Mechanic
  • Car Mechanic
  • Automotive Repair Technician
  • Automotive Mechanical Technician
  • Performance Vehicle Technician
  • Auto Mechanic light vehicle mechanical technician
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician
  • or students may choose to continue their studies in higher education.

Note: Attainment of this qualification doesn’t guarantee a job outcome or migration outcome

Major study areas:

  • Light vehicle diagnosis
  • Light vehicle servicing
  • Communicating and responding effectively in automotive workplace
  • Following safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Following environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Developing and carrying out diagnostic test strategies

To attain AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package requires students to complete 36 units comprising 20 core and 16 elective units. According to the packaging rules, there are no specified entry requirements or pre-requisites for this course.  Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.

Note: Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency in line with Pacific College of Technology’s current RPL Policies. Please refer to RPL policy and procedure as documented in Student Handbook.


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.


Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment. Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants.  In general, AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology includes:

  • Classroom based learning
  • Individual and group performance and presentation
  • Oral and written tests
  • Demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.
  • Structured online learning
  • Practical Workshop Sessions at Automotive Station
  • Work Placements/Vocational Placements

AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology at Pacific College involves completion of the following 36 units of competency which are selected considering an appropriate combination and suitable for vocational industry required outcomes:

Unit CodeUnit Name
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURACA101Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTB015Assemble and fit braking system components
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTB103Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETD101Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations
AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles*
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems
AURETR122Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR143Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURLTD106Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURLTJ102Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTZ101Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines
AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURETH101Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles*
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTZ102Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

The College offers courses using various modes of delivery (e.g. classroom based, on-line and distance).  However, for international students, face-to-face learning and teaching is compulsory for a full-time study load.  Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment.

Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants.  In general, assessment methods include: individual and group performance and presentation, oral and written tests, demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.

Assessment will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired.  Assessments will also cover the range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency and will integrate knowledge and skills with practical application.

Assessing student performance will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the relevant training package.  Assessment will also have regard to validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility.

If students are unhappy with a result on any assessment task, they can lodge a formal appeal in accordance with the College re-assessment policy, details of which appear in the Student Handbook.

The College address is: Level 1, 91 – 95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144 and the location is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Auburn railway station.

Australia is a multicultural country. A large number of international students come to Australia to pursue their study annually.  Our campus is situated in Sydney, one of the beautiful cities in the world. Sydney has renowned places to visits including beautiful Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

Australia is a multi-cultural country and a preferred destination for international students. The College campus is situated in western Sydney, New South Wales which is among one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has renowned attractions to visit including the renowned Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

The classes comprise students from many different countries making it a truly multi-cultural environment. Classrooms are equipped with modern technology with latest equipment and high-speed Internet access. College classes are small, and academic staff are well-qualified, experienced and strongly focused on individual student’s needs.

Many academic staff use multi-media for visual aids during their classes. Computers and printers are available in laboratories for student use including internet research and for completing assignments.

The College can arrange to pick up international students from the airport and transport them to pre-arranged accommodation if an airport pick up service is requested (charges apply).

Temporary and long-term accommodation arrangements can be made for students on request. Students requiring pre-arranged accommodation should notify the College two weeks prior to their departure for Australia.

The College can assist international students open a local bank account. To open a bank account in Australia, identification such as a current passport, current driver’s license and a tax file number are required. Tax file numbers can be obtained from the Australian Taxation Office. Students who show proof of their student status, e.g. student ID card, may be exempt from paying account opening fees and charges at many banks. Further information can be obtained from Student Services.

Common Room
There is a common area available for students to relax during breaks with a small kitchen equipped with microwave, refrigerator and hot water.

Fax Services
The College reception keeps all faxes it receives. Students must collect personal faxes within two weeks of arrival. Students can copy/fax document subject to payment of a small charge.

Legal Advice Service
Students should note that there are number of agencies in the Australian community that offer inexpensive or free legal advice and help. The Legal Aid Office in each state will give free advice in short interviews, at certain times, to anyone. It will also give free legal help to persons with limited income who are charged with certain serious crimes.

The College takes its responsibilities under occupational health and safety legislation very seriously, ensuring it is compliant with all regulations and requirements. The College will provide information ensuring that all students, academic and non-academic staff fully aware of their individual and collective occupational health and safety responsibilities. In the unlikely event of a mishap, accident or any other situation, students should promptly notify a responsible member of the College staff. First aid facilities are available at reception, and emergency services – ambulance, fire and police – can be contacted using 000.

Social Activities
The College frequently organises several social activities for students. Students are advised to check the noticeboard for the date of such activities. Activities may include:

  • Sporting events
  • Nature walks
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • River cruises
  • BBQ and College dinner
  • End of Term Parties

In many cases, students wish to bring family members with them during their study in Australia. For more information on visas for family members, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au. Please note that school-aged dependants accompanying a student to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or private school.

Transfer from other providers:
Students already studying in Australia and applying for transfer of their student visa to Pacific College of Technology will be considered for entry only if the College is satisfied that all the requirements (including payment of fees) of the former institution have been met. A letter of release from the previous institution may be required.

International students enrolled in this qualification are required to attend minimum 20 hours per week of scheduled contact hours.

The classes are timetabled as follow:

  • 16 hours of class-room based face-to-face delivery/week
  • 4 hours of compulsory e-learning segment administered via MyPCT portal/week

The international students need to be aware that the cost of receiving an education in Australia is high, considering tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Therefore, students should plan properly to ensure they are able to pay the costs they will incur in Australia before making such a move.

Course Application Fee:  AU$250.00
Accommodation Placement Fee:  AU$200.00
Airport pick up Fee:  AU$200.00

International students must have overseas student health cover for the duration of their study in Australia as part of visa conditions. The OHSC cover fee for one year course is AU$720.70 (Single) and AU$4,907.95 (Family). These figures are subject to change; therefore, students are advised to contact Australian Health Management (AHM) or visit its website: www.ahm.com.au for current fee structures and costs.

Please refer to www.pct.edu.au  for details of the College refund policy.

Living costs depend on individual students. However, the Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements students must show in order to receive a visa to study in Australia. From May 2024, the 12-month living costs is:

Student/Guardian: AUD 29,710
Partner/Spouse: AUD 10,394
Child: AUD 4,449

Pacific College of Technology has a four term academic year. Student intakes occur in all four terms.


First Term (Autumn)5th February12th April
Second Term (Winter)22th April28th June
Third Term (Spring)15th July20th September
Fourth Term (Summer)30th September6th December