AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

New South Wales

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.

This course will give you the underpinning skills and knowledge to service and repair the mechanical parts of a motor vehicle such as the engine, transmission and suspension systems. You'll learn to discuss problems with vehicle owners to discover faults, carry out diagnostic procedures and repair and service a range of automotive systems including cooling systems, fuel systems, air conditioning and emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, braking systems, final drive assemblies and steering systems.

Axial’s qualified trainers will help students understand the theoretical and practical aspects of the course to support their success.

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Study ModeWorkplace Training
Total Units36 (20 Core + 16 Elective)
Duration of CourseUp to 48 months
RecognitionNationally recognised training
Start DateEnrol anytime

Entry requirements


Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.


Career outcomes

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.

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Course units

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

Pathways to further study

If your goal is to progress to higher level skills or management, this certificate course will provide a solid foundation upon which to progress into the following;

  • Certificate III in Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning
Skills NSW

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier [USI] here
  • See support options for NSW Apprentices here
  • The Apprenticeship process in NSW explained, here
  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers in NSW:

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Acknowledgement to Country

The Axial Training community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we gather each day. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.