INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

CRICOS Code: 091597A
National Code: AUR30616


Description

This course examines service and repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and systems associated with light vehicle engines, suspension, steering, braking, transmissions, ignition and electrical accessory systems and related components. Tasks also include discussing problems with customers to detect faults through various diagnostic procedures and use of specialised diagnostic equipment. The introduction of electronic control for engine, emission and dynamic vehicle control systems has given an added dimension to the complexity of this tradition motor mechanic’s work.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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52 weeks
2
40 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.
  • Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Nepalese students need satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent 60% in the top 4 subjects (excluding native language) for all courses (i.e. Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree) If student has needed to re-sit for their exam, student also need to provide all exam results. Not accepting Punjab State Board or Haryana State Board HS results only – need to present a Central Board result exam or a higher qualification.

Work Placement Duration:   152 hours

Students will undertake a work placement for 2 weeks each semester (76 hours per semester, 152 hours for the course), additional 526 hours are spent at TAFESA workshops practising hand skills and putting knowledge they have learnt into practice.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees
Semester 1
AUD $7750
AUD $1000
Semester 2
AUD $7750
-
Fee Totals
AUD $15500
AUD $1000
Total Course Cost
AUD $16500

* Students will be required to purchase books, safety boots and uniforms within the first few weeks of commencement. The approximate cost of these is up to $1000.

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Light vehicle mechanical technician.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30616)
    Skills covered include workplace safety, basic electrical circuits, ignition engine management systems, batteries and jump-starting, charging systems, hydraulic braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, emission control systems, diagnostic procedures and maintaining tools and equipment. 20 core units plus 16 elective units.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
    Carry out servicing operations 20
    Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
    Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
    Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30
    Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
    Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
    Inspect and service braking systems 20
    Inspect and service engines 20
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 25
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation 15
    Carry out advanced diagnostic procedures 30
    Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations 40
    Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations 20
    Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems 50
    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35
    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 80
    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50
    Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40
    Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15
    Diagnose and repair exhaust systems 10
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions 50
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 50
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20
    Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions 40
    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
    Diagnose complex system faults 80
    Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies 70
    Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10
    Inspect and service cooling systems 10
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
    Inspect and service drive shafts 5
    Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
    Inspect and service steering systems 10
    Inspect and service suspension systems 10
    Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs 20
    Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
    Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors 40
    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20
    Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems 30
    Select and supply automotive parts and products 100
    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
    Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20
    Test engines using a dynamometer 40
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
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