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The Certificate III will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service and repair environment. Students will learn how to diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines, electronic spark ignition engine management systems and braking systems as well as learning how to depower battery electric vehicles and test engines using a dynamometer. Students undertaking this role will primarily service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential) and the suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres). It will provide employment opportunities in the automotive industry as a mechanic. Course details

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Bundaberg, Gold Coast - Ashmore, Toowoomba

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Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

091602J Toowoomba Full Time Classroom

10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

091618A Ashmore Full Time Classroom

03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

091601K Bundaberg Full Time Classroom

10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Bundaberg
118 Walker Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

TAFE Queensland South West:

  • Personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Steel-capped boots
  • Cotton drill shirt
  • Long cotton drill pants

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

  • Under Workplace Health and Safety legislation you are legally required to wear appropriate protective clothing in class and around the Trades area at all times.  Students without the correct gear will be denied entry into the classroom.
  • Students are to provide the following protective clothing:  Overalls or long sleeved tops and long pants - Jeans are appropriate.  Board shorts are not permitted.  Steel capped safety work boots – steel capped volleys are not acceptable.
  • “Automotive Mechanics Volume 1" approximately $120.00 available through most bookstores or borrowed from the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Library.
  • Students should bring pens, pencils, paper and a calculator.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

TAFE Queensland South West | Toowoomba

Vocational Placement is an assessable component of this qualification. The aim of Vocational Placement is to provide structured workplace learning to prepare you for employment. You will be required to undertake 240 placement hours in both your 2nd and 3rd Semester (480 hours in total). This placement will be organised by TAFE Queensland South West. You will be required to negotiate your shifts with the placement provider and TAFE Queensland South West. You are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet vocational placement requirements, including travel and potentially accommodation.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast | Ashmore

Delivery is a combination classroom delivery and practical assessment. Competencies will be assessed by a theory test, and practical skills. Course is delivered for 2 years (4 semesters) at Ashmore, F Block, Room F.01.002 with classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00am-3.45pm.  This course is delivered for a minimum of 20 hours per week. You will be given a timetable at the Orientation session.

Students will be placed in a range of industry relevant settings ranging from automotive dealerships to general automotive repairers small, medium and large in order to give the student a broad range of practical experience thus further enhancing their theoretical learning at TAFE.

Support Services: TAFE Queensland Gold Coast undertakes a duty of care towards students and offers student support services.

TAFE Queensland East Coast | Bundaberg

The objective of vocational placement (480 hours over two years) is to better familiarise students in real workplace settings for, Certificate III in Automotive Light Vehicle Technology, with people who work in the occupation of the Automotive Light Vehicle fields. The greater the practice of skills during vocational placement, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes.

Industry placement is coordinated by a member of the TAFE automotive teaching team who regularly monitors the range of vocational experience being gained by reviewing the student's vocational placement diary on a monthly basis.

Each student is provided with a vocational placement diary with workplace forms which need to be completed and signed off by the workplace supervisor and registered training organisation instructor when the student has achieved competence for each workplace task. These workplace tasks have a direct link with learning outcomes and assessment requirements. Students return these completed workplace forms, and workplace rosters on a monthly basis to the International Students' Workplace Coordinator.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 36 Units:
Core Competencies: 22
Elective Competencies: 14

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURLTB3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURTTF2002 Service diesel fuel injection systems Core
AURTTC2001 Inspect and service cooling systems Core
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment Core
AURTTF2001 Service petrol fuel systems Core
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR3031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries Core
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR3023 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURLTD3004 Repair steering systems (light vehicle) Core
AURLTD3005 Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) Core
AURTTB2001 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC3003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURLTE3002 Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) Core
AURLTZ3001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry Core
VPC480 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland South West

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURTTJ2001 Balance wheels and tyres Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTD2002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTD2004 Inspect and service suspension systems Elective
AURTTF2002 Service diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURTTF3005 Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems Elective
AURTTX2003 Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) Elective
AURTTZ2002 Repair exhaust system components Elective
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems Elective
AURLTQ3001 Repair final drive assemblies (light vehicle) Elective
AURLTQ3002 Repair final drive - driveline (light vehicle) Elective
AURLTX3001 Repair transmissions - manual (light vehicle) Elective
AURLTX3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA3017 Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections Elective
AURTTF3006 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems Elective
VPC241 Vocational placement 240 hours Year 2 Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Electives Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURETR3032 Repair electrical systems Elective
AURETR3028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR3043 Service and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURETR2006 Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits Elective
AURETR3027 Install ancillary electronic control unit systems and components Elective
AURETR2007 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems Elective
AURETR2010 Fabricate, test and repair wiring harnesses and looms Elective
AURETR3044 Service and repair electronic drive management systems Elective
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems Elective
AURETK2002 Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment Elective
AURETR2009 Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems Elective
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTF3005 Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems Elective
VPC480 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines Elective
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems Elective
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Elective
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Elective
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Elective
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Elective
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Elective
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Elective
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Elective
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Elective
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Toowoomba, South West $20,000 1 Year 6 Months
Ashmore, Gold Coast $16,450 2 Years
Bundaberg, East Coast $18,000 1 Year 3 Months

Outcome

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Job prospects

  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician

Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

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Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

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Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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