TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095172E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Practice and apply a broad range of skills in light vehicle mechanics with this practical course. This qualification will equip you with the skills required to become a qualified light vehicle mechanic.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the near future with around 23,000 job opening expected over the next five years.

This course will give you the underpinning skills and knowledge to service and repair the mechanical parts of a motor vehicle such as the engine, transmission and suspension systems. You'll learn to discuss problems with vehicle owners to discover faults, carry out diagnostic procedures and repair and service a range of automotive systems including cooling systems, fuel systems, air conditioning and emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, braking systems, final drive assemblies and steering systems.

Our highly experienced team of industry-professionals work in partnership with some of the major automotive companies, so you know you will be learning current techniques using the latest technology.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for recognition as a qualified light vehicle tradesperson.

This course is also offered in Gold Coast and Wide Bay Burnett.

International Students
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units. You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Job Prospects

  • Light Vehicle Mechanic

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 9,300 Per Year Read more18,600 for the entire course
Start date: 07 February 2022
Duration: 21 months
Study mode: Full time

Acacia Ridge Campus

247 Bradman Street
Brisbane Queensland 4110
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 18,600 Per Year
Start date: 24 January 2022
Duration: 15 months
Study mode: Full time

Bundaberg Campus

118 Walker Street
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4670

Entry criteria

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.

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 Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101