Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III   NRT
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 –   Ultimo
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  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology course details

    Course description and aims

    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.

    Course outcomes and careers


    Entry requirements

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend this information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 24 January 2018 between 8:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m at TAFE NSW Ultimo, Corner of Mary Ann and Wattle Street, Ultimo, Building Q, Level G, Room QG.08 (AutoCel).

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: one day per week for 36 weeks per year for 3 years. Actual day of attendance to be negotiated at Orientation.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    AURTTJ001Balance wheels and tyres10
    AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
    AURLTD006Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations40
    AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations20
    AURETH011Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles20
    AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems80
    AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
    AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems50
    AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems20
    AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems40
    AURETD001Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems25
    AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems15
    AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems30
    AURLTX003Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems30
    AURLTF002Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems50
    AURLTZ001Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems20
    AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines60
    AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems40
    AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions40
    AURLTD004Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems30
    AURLTD005Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems30
    AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems60
    AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
    AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems70
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
    AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
    AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems20
    AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts5
    AURTTE004Inspect and service engines20
    AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies5
    AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems25
    AURTTB003Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors40
    AURLTJ002Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes40
    AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits40
    AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
    AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20



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