TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - AUR30616

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.

Structure

  • 36 units: 20 core
  • 16 elective

Subjects

  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • Assemble and fit braking system components
  • Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
  • Inspect and service automatic transmissions
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • Inspect and service suspension systems
  • Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors
  • Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
  • Select and install performance enhanced suspension system products
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Service and repair light vehicle lift assisted suspension systems
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
  • Inspect and service cooling systems
  • Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • Balance wheels and tyres
  • Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications
  • Carry out soft soldering techniques
  • Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Inspect and service LPG fuel systems
  • Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • Inspect and service steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Inspect and service drive shafts
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
  • Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
  • Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
  • Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components
  • Service and maintain battery electric vehicles
  • Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
  • Diagnose and repair LPG fuel systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • Inspect and service final drive assemblies
  • Carry out tungsten inert gas welding
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

Standard 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Albury Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Bathurst College No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Campbelltown College No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC Domestic: $15,470
No
  • Flexible Delivery : 4 years
Cooma Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Cootamundra Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Deniliquin Campus Domestic: $15,470
International: $15,470
No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Glendale Campus No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Goulburn Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Griffith Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Hornsby Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Kempsey Campus Domestic: $15,470
No
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 3 years
Kingscliff Campus No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Mount Druitt College No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Muswellbrook Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Northern Beaches Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Nowra Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Shellharbour Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Taree Campus Domestic: $15,470
No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 3 years
Wetherill Park College No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wollongbar Campus Domestic: $15,470
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Wyong Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Campbelltown College.

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.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 https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingADDITIONAL RESOURCESStudents will be required to provide their own PPE equipment including safety boots, long cotton drill pants, long sleeve shirt and safety glasses and stationery.RECOGNITIONRecognition 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: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfersStudents are required to attend all lessons wearing approved PPE. This includes safety boots, cotton long work pants and a collared work shirt, plus non-tinted safety glasses. You will need an A4 folder for work sheets, a pen and a highlighter.

Campuses: Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Text Book - ISBN 978-1760421502 Automotive Mechanics, May/Simpson 10th edition - $180Additional Work Book - $100

Campuses: Hornsby Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Learners will need to provide their own PPE, stationary items and work activity books. It is recommended that the Learner pruchase the current version of the course text book.

Campuses: Kempsey Campus, Taree Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Students require PPE, work boots and suitable work clothes.

Campuses: Kingscliff Campus.

Students are expected to provide their own PPE and stationary.

Campuses: Muswellbrook Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- personal protective equipment (PPE), including steel capped boots, safety glasses, cotton drill pants, and shirt: $100.00 - $200.00 approx.- A4 folder and pen: $20.00 approx.

Campuses: Northern Beaches Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Learners will need to provide their own PPE, stationary items. - Text book is provided to the student at no cost.

Campuses: Shellharbour Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning: - Automotive Mechanics, May and Simpson 10th Edition Textbook - approximate cost $175.50

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Learners will need to provide their own PPE, stationary items. Text book is provided to the student at no cost.

Campuses: Wetherill Park College.

An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the first date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. If you have any further questions, please contact us on 13 79 74.

Campuses: Wollongbar Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Mandatory textbook (May & Simpson Volume 10 Automotive Mechanics) available for purchase $200

Campuses: Wyong Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including steel capped boots, safety glasses, cotton drill pants and shirt. Estimated costs: $100.00 to $200.00.- Students will also need to provide an A4 folder and pen.

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