Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology

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  • Objectives
    This apprenticeship course provides the off-the-job training component of an Automotive Apprenticeship in the Light Vehicle stream. You will learn the knowledge, skills and applications required to begin a career as an automotive tradesperson. BRIT also offers the first year of off-the-job training component in the following streams: * Agricultural Mechanical * Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment * Heavy Vehicle Road Transport * Motorcycle
  • Entry requirements
    Before you begin your training, you must gain full time employment as an automotive apprentice, under a training agreement established with your employer.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    You will study:   

        * Engine
        * Transmission
        * Suspension
        * Steering
        * Braking systems
        * Electronic engine drive and body management systems and diagnosis

    • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)
    • Echuca Campus

    Duration Options     

    The Light Vehicle Apprenticeship takes up to 4 years to complete, however it may be possible to achieve time exemptions based on existing competency or accelerated learning achievements.

    You will attend a number of one week study blocks at BRIT during the first three years of your apprenticeship.

    Release in one week blocks is also required for the first year of off-the-job training provided for the Agricultural Mechanical, Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment, Heavy Vehicle Road Transport and Motorcycle streams.

    Selection Process    
    • No Selection Process Required

    Employment Opportunities    

    The qualification is nationally recognised for employment in the automotive mechanical repair trade. It can also lead you into careers such as owning your own mechanical repair business, management, parts sales, vehicle sales and teaching in the automotive field.

    Further Study Options     

    This qualification leads into the Certificate IV in Automotive, where you can choose to specialise in technology, management, performance enhancement or motor sport.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Packaging Rules     AUR05: Automotive Industry Retail, Service And Repair Training Package

    36 units of competence are required to complete this qualification within the specific requirements as set out in the three areas below:

    ONE The following units of competence are compulsory:

          AURC270103A Apply safe working practices
          AURT366108A Carry out diagnostic procedures
          AURT271781A Implement and monitor environmental regulations in the automotive                         mechanical industry

    TWO 27 units of competence from the Technical Inventory

    THREE 6 units of competence from the Retail, Service and Repair or any endorsed training package that meet the needs of the enterprise

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    AURC270103A     Apply Safe Working Practices
    AURE218676A     Test, Service and Charge Batteries
    AURE218708A     Carry Out Repairs to Single Electrical Circuits
    AURE318866A     Repair Electrical Systems
    AURE320666A     Repair Ignition Systems
    AURE321171A     Service And Repair Electronic Spark Ignition Engine Management Systems
    AURE321271A     Service And Repair Electronic Drive Management Systems
    AURE321371A     Service And Repair Electronic Body Management Systems
    AURE321471A     Service And Repair Electronically Controlled Anti-lock Braking Systems
    AURT200108A     Carry Out Servicing Operations
    AURT201170A     Inspect & Service Engines
    AURT202166A     Repair Cooling Systems
    AURT203170A     Service Petrol Fuel Systems
    AURT203670A     Service Diesel Fuel Injection Systems
    AURT205166A     Repair Exhaust Systems Componenets
    AURT206670A     Inspect And Service Transmissions (Manual)
    AURT207170A     Inspect And Service Transmissions (Automatic)
    AURT210170A     Inspect And Service Braking Systems
    AURT215170A     Inspect And Service Steering Systems
    AURT216170A     Inspect And Service Suspension Systems
    AURT222670A     Service Air Conditioning Systems
    AURT270278A     Use and Maintain Workplace Tools and Equipment
    AURT271781A     Implement And Monitor Environmental regulations in the automotive mechanical                             industry
    AURT301166A     Repair Engines And Associated Engine Components
    AURT303166A     Repair Petrol Fuel Systems
    AURT304666A     Repair And Replace Emission Control Systems
    AURT306170A     Inspect, Service And/Or Repair Clutch Assemblies And Associated Operating                                    System Components
    AURT306666A     Repair Transmissions (Manual)
    AURT310166A     Repair Hydraulic Braking Systems
    AURT312666A     Repair Final Drive Assemblies
    AURT313166A     Repair Final Drive (Driveline)
    AURT315166A     Repair Steering Systems
    AURT316166A     Repair Suspension Systems
    AURT366108A     Carry Out Diagnostic Procedure
    MEM5.4AB           Perform Routine Oxy Acetylene Welding
    MEM5.50AA         Perform Routine Gas Metal Arc Welding

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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