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Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30616)

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Course duration

52 weeks full time study (inc. 6 weeks break/public holidays)

  • Student contact hours: 966 (21 hrs per week x 46 weeks)
  • E-Learning: 252 hours
  • Delivery Location: Victoria Street Campus

CRICOS Code

091626A

Location

Victoria Street Campus

Description

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.

Learner Cohorts with Formal learning:

Where an Assessment determines the learner has formal learning through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree), ACE will grant credit for the unit of competency completed at another RTO. ACE will authenticate the information in the document provided by contacting the organisation that issued the document and confirming the content is valid. This course credit may reduce the length of a student’s course there by recognising the equivalence of studies previously undertaken and completed successfully.

Learner Cohorts with Non- Formal or Informal learning:

Where an Assessment determines the learner has non-formal learning or informal learning through a structured program of instruction or through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities that did not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment; ACE will offer the learner Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Where any RPL is granted this will reduce the length of a student’s course.

Learner Cohorts with No Prior learning:

Where a learner has no prior learning ACE will give them the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge, and to develop skills over time in the different contexts they would experience in the workplace. This will require a longer timeframe than for those learners with formal learning or significant industry experience.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification; however students must meet the minimum entry requirements as follows:

  1. Minimum Age - Applicants must be 18 years of age at the commencement of their course (refer to the Student Engagement Prior to Enrolment and Marketing policies and procedures).
  2. English Proficiency - International students are required to possess an IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent*) in order to be accepted into this program. Applicants who do not possess the required IELTS score or equivalent are advised to enrol in an ELICOS program with another approved RTO/provider to facilitate achieving the English language entry requirements. An applicant must satisfactorily complete the EAL course / English language course or satisfactory completion of 5-10 weeks ELICOS from a National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) Accredited English Institution with an IELTS score of 5.0
    Exemptions apply, including:
    • Equivalent qualifications [Certificate III EAL (Access), Certificate IV EAL (Access), Certificate III EAL (Further Study), Certificate IV EAL (Further Study), Certificate III EAL (Professional), Certificate IV EAL (Professional/Employment)] demonstrating English proficiency.
    • The student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country.
    • The student has completed a Certificate IV level course in an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
    • The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia.

    NB: Tests results/ certificates and other evidence demonstrating English proficiency older than two years are not accepted unless they have completed two years of study in Australia. When assessing overseas qualification against AQF requirements refer to the equivalencies table for each country (refer to Appendix A in the Student Engagement Prior to Enrolment policy and procedure). Where there is insufficient or unclear information with regards to IELTS level or its equivalent the application is forwarded to the CEO for assessment.

    International Students from Assessment Level 1 and 2 countries will be exempt from this requirement; however they will be required to demonstrate English level proficiency as indicated below:

    • Successful completion of ACE’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
    • Successful completion of a foundation course at an RTO in Australia.
    • The student has completed a Certificate IV level course in an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    (For further information on assessment levels refer to: http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx)

    *Equivalent English Proficiency Tests accepted include:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL IBT) – Certificate TOEFL IBT score of 46 or above for direct entry into a course; or 35 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Certificate – PTE Academic score of 42 or above for direct entry into a course; or 36 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate – CAE test score of 47 or above for direct entry into a course; or 41 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
    • Occupational English Test (OET) Certificate OET score of 'pass'.
    • TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) Certificate (This test is only acceptable if taken in one of the following countries where IELTS is not available: Belarus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Moldova, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and Uzbekistan.) - TOEFL PBT test score of 527 or above for direct entry into a course; or 500 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
  3. Academic Requirements – Students must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent; OR completed studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English language speaking country.
  4. Student Visa – Students must satisfy DIBP’s requirements for a student visa.

Modes of Delivery

This program is delivered in a classroom based environment with access to an automotive workshop for practical components of the course. As a requirement of this course students will also have access to all the required equipment and facilities of the automotive workshop. Each unit is delivered in a combination of face to face theory and demonstration sessions in the classroom and supported by practical group development and individual activities within the automotive workshop environment. Each unit is delivered and assessed as a standalone unit. This program also contains an e-learning component to be completed by the student (as supported by the trainer / assessor) to consolidate their learning. E-learning hours for each unit are indicated below.

Assessment Method

The following assessment methods but not limited will be used during this qualification: Practical Demonstrations, Case Study, Written Assessments.

Pathways Information

Training Pathway

A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

Certificate III Certificate IV
AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

The above listed qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether ACE offers the qualifications.

Employment Pathway

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

Students may exit the program at any point and be awarded a Statement of Attainment for any of the units completed.

Training Package Rules

To attain AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology, 36 units must be completed by the student : 20 core units and 16 elective units

The units offered by ACE are listed in the section below.
Note: Unit SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety is a Pre-Requisite unit for the units marked in *
Students will need to be competent in this unit prior to commencing units marked with an *

Unit Code Unit name Student Contact Hours Nominal Hours E-Learning Hours
Core Units
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 21 7
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive workplace 25 21 7
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 21 7
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles 15 14 7
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 42 7
AURETR029 Diagnose and Repair charging systems 30 38 7
AURETR030 Diagnose and Repair starting systems 30 28 7
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations 20 21 7
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20 21 7
AURTTF001 Inspect and Service petrol fuel systems 25 28 7
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 30 28 7
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 30 28 7
AURTTB001 Inspect and Service braking systems 20 21 7
AURLTB003 Diagnose and Repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40 42 7
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 60 56 7
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 21 7
AURETR031 Diagnose and Repair ignition systems 30 28 7
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60 56 7
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 20 21 7
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20 21 7
Elective Units
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15 14 7
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems 40 42 7
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and Repair exhaust systems 10 14 7
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components 40 42 7
AURTTJ001 Balance wheels and tyres 10 14 7
AURLTJ003 Remove ,Inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies 20 21 7
AURLTE001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 30 28 7
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced- induction systems 15 14 7
AURLTF001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems 50 49 7
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies 20 21 7
AURTTQ002 Remove and refit driveline components 5 7 7
AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts 20 21 7
AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions 50 49 7
AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems 30 28 7
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10 14 7
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 21 7
Total Hours 960 966 252

Course Fees*


Enrolment Fee : AUD $200 (Non Refundable)
Non-Tuition Fees
Textbooks - $250.00
Steel Cap Boots - $160.00
Uniform - $85.00
PPE Safety Glasses - $5.00
AUD $500.00
Tuition Fee AUD $9,800.00
Total Course Fee AUD $10,500.00

*Please note that ACE may change these fees at any time throughout the year.

To enrol for the above course, please complete the attached enrolment form and email or post us a copy with relevant documentation. Alternatively, you may elect to enrol via an Education Agent. ACE has engaged several Education Agents to recruit on our behalf. For a list of our agents, please visit: http://www.ace.vic.edu.au/ace-agents.html.

Australian Careers Education is not associated with the Automotive Centre of Excellence

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