Automotive Courses

Get where you’re going fast with our range of Automotive Mechanical Courses

Automotive Courses

Get where you’re going fast with our range of Automotive Mechanical Courses

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Flexible Training

Our tailored approach to training means flexibility for both students and employers.

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Travel the road to success

Our light & heavy automotive courses open a huge range of possibilities across the country.

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Accredited and recognised nationally

Our automotive training courses are fully accredited and recognised across the nation.

2 - AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

This Certificate III apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in the light vehicle service and repair sector. Upon completion of this qualification, you will become a qualified light vehicle mechanical technician.

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Who is this course designed for?

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology has been developed for those who would like to work in the light vehicle service and repair sector.

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Course Units

CODE

TITLE

TYPE

NOM HRS

AURASA002

Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

C

20

AURAEA002 

Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 

C

25

AURTTK002

Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

C

20

AURTTA004

Carry out servicing operations

C

20

AURTTB001

Inspect and service braking systems

C

20

AURTTE004

Inspect and service engines

C

20

AURTTC001

Inspect and service cooling systems

E

10

AURTTD002

Inspect and service steering systems

E

10

AURTTD004

Inspect and service suspension systems

E

10

AURETR025

Test, charge and replace batteries

C

15

AURETR012

Test and repair basic electrical circuits

C

40

AURTTF002

Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

E

20

AURTTC003

Diagnose and repair cooling systems

C

20

AURLTB003

Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

C

40

AURLTD004

Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

C

30

AURLTD005

Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

C

30

AURTTF001

Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

C

25

AURTTF005

Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems

E

15

AURETR023

Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems

C

60

AURETR029

Diagnose and repair charging systems

C

30

AURETR030

Diagnose and repair starting systems

C

30

AURETR031

Diagnose and repair ignition systems

C

30

AURLTZ001

Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

C

20

AURLTQ001

Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies

E

20

AURLTQ012

Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts

E

20

AURLTX013

Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems

E

30

AURTTA018

Carry out diagnostic procedures

C

20

AURLTE002

Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

C

60

AURLTX001

Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions

E

40

AURETR022

Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

E

70

AURETR024

Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

E

50

AURETR043

Service and repair electronic body management systems

E

40

Optional elective groups may be offered depending on industry needs, examples of which are below:

CODE

TITLE

TYPE

NOM HRS

AURAFA003

Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

E

20

AURTTQ001

Inspect and service final drive assemblies

E

5

AURTTZ002

Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

E

10

AURTTA005

Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

E

10

 

Axial will work with the student and employer to select the appropriate units to meet the needs, interests and working environment of all parties.

Subjects can include:

  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • Service and repair electronic body management systems
  • Repair final drive - driveline
  • Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
  • Repair suspension systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems

Delivery Mode

Certificate III apprenticeships are completed within 24 - 48 months with assessment conducted on the job by an Axial trainer on a regular and agreed schedule.

Alternatively, Australian School-based Apprenticeships are available for students in Year 11 and Year 12 who would like to gain a vocational and technical qualification while completing school studies. Training and assessment requirements are determined in consultation with the student, their school and employer.

Career Pathways

With your trade qualification in hand, you could work for a wide range of companies across Australia in interesting locations and work environments.

As a qualified light vehicle technician your role could vary from being part of a team for a large workshop to working for a small business.

To view hundreds of videos about getting a skill or trade visit SkillsOne.

Assessment Requirements

Assessment consists of individual or clustered units of competencies, whereby the student will display their theoretical and practical ability to a standard where the trainer can deem them competent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is ideal for people without any formal qualifications. No matter how, when or where you acquired your skills, you can still receive a full or partial qualification based on your experience gained through various work or life situations.

Government Funding and Incentives

Some applicants may be eligible for funding from the Queensland Government. For more information contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) or visit the Government Funding and Incentives section of this website.

Our Trainers

We have a team of friendly and experienced trainers who are dedicated to providing tailored training to suit the needs of our students and their employers. Visit Our Trainers page to view profiles of our training team.

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Our automotive apprenticeship courses (in cars and trucks) hold the key to better performance

Many of our students complete a Certificate III in automotive to increase their skill set, giving them the chance to be more employable and able to perform in higher-skilled areas within their workplace. 
Employers love Axial Training because our trainers are highly skilled, experienced and best of all, flexible. Our approach to education is tailored to suit business’ needs. This gives employers the ability to change the schedules and timetables of their apprentices and employees coursework around their paid work (not the other way around.)

Here are just a few of the benefits of choosing Axial as your automotive course supplier:-

  • Vocational education prepares students for the workforce
  • Over 100,000 students have completed courses with Axial
  • We have worked with more than 15,000 businesses in the past 20 years
  • Wide range of experienced trainers available
  • Accountable and trackable outcomes
  • Government and Federal funding available
  • Student Progress Employer Portal


If you or one of your apprentices have a desire to develop new skills in a professional and friendly training environment talk to us today about our Certificate III in automotive courses on 1300 729 425 or apply online.

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