TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095179J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Kick start your mechanical career with this trade-level dual qualification that will get you working in the automotive industry sooner. The automotive industry offers the opportunity to get involved in a broad-based skills area driven by new technologies. This qualification will set you on the path to employment opportunities in more specialised diagnostic, servicing, repair, and maintenance roles.

In this course you will learn how to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service, and repair environment. Carry out diagnostic procedures to identify complex faults in light vehicle petrol and diesel engines, electronic spark ignition engine management systems, and braking systems. You will also learn how to repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems, emission control systems, clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, final drive assemblies, and steering and suspension systems. The repair of ignition, electronic engine management, and electrical systems is also covered in this course.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a specialised automotive mechanical overhaul technician.


Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 36 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 20
Elective Competencies: 16

You will also be required to undertake 360 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 Units:
Mandatory Competencies: 1
Elective Competencies: 9

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.


AUR30616 / AUR40816 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling


  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Automotive Overhauler
  • Automotive Mechanical Overhaul Technician

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 12,400 Per Year Read more24,800 for the entire course
Start date: 12 July 2021
24 January 2022
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

Bundaberg Campus

118 Walker Street
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4670

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (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