This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry.

Job roles and employment outcomes

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include - Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

•    30 units of competency:

•    22 core units

•     8 elective units.


A maximum of two of the eight required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


Core units

AURAEA3003 - Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry

AURASA2002 - Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic

AURETR2012 - Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR3023 - Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems

AURETR3025 - Test, charge and replace batteries

AURETR3029 - Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR3030 - Diagnose and repair starting systems

AURETR3031 - Diagnose and repair ignition systems

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Emission and Exhaust

AURLTZ3001 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Brakes

AURLTB3003 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Steering and Suspension

AURLTD3004 - Repair steering systems (light vehicle)

AURLTD3005- Repair suspension systems (light vehicle)

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Engines

AURLTE3002 - Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle)

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical

AURTTA2004 - Carry out servicing operations

AURTTA3018 - Carry out diagnostic procedures

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Brakes

AURTTB2001 - Inspect and service braking systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Cooling Systems

AURTTC3003- Diagnose and repair cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Engines

AURTTE2004 - Inspect and service engines

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Fuel Systems

AURTTF2001 - Service petrol fuel systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Tools and Equipment

AURTTK2002 - Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment