Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Code: AUR30616
Study Area:

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) and where possible assessments and work placements (on the condition that these are safe and practical to implement). Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Start date: Rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolments

Earn while you learn! This course prepares you to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Generally an apprenticeship takes 3 years of schooling and 1 year on the job training. Apprenticeship: Block release is available. You will attend classes for one week approximately every two months. Non Apprentice: Program will be customised to suit your requirements.


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Automotive mechanical trade worker
  • Part sales person
  • Vehicle sales person
  • Automotive teacher
  • Mechanical repair business owner

  • Employment as an automotive apprentice, under a training agreement established with your employer

Course overview

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.

How to apply
  • Application to VTAC and supplementary application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Pre Training Review including Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written Assessment
  • Practical Assessment

Learning options
  • Online

Key study areas

Engine, transmission, suspension, steering, braking systems, electronic engine drive, body management systems and diagnosis.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis (AUR40216) or other Certificate IV level courses


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,874.95
Concession - average total course fee*$770.25
Full fee - average total course fee*$20,204.25
B.   Materials average fee**$592.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$1,185.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,874.95
Concession - average total course fee*$770.25
Full fee - average total course fee*$20,204.25
B.   Materials average fee**$592.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 3/03/2021 6:46 PM

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