Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Gain practical expertise in light vehicle mechanics through this comprehensive course. Become a qualified light vehicle mechanic with the skills and knowledge needed for success.

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology


According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, there is a strong demand for qualified mechanics, resulting in difficulty filling vacancies in recent years. The industry is projected to maintain steady growth, with approximately 23,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.

This course will equip you with the necessary skills to service and repair various mechanical components of motor vehicles, including engines, transmissions, and suspension systems. You will learn to identify faults through effective communication with vehicle owners, conduct diagnostic procedures, and efficiently service and repair automotive systems such as cooling, fuel, air conditioning, emission control, clutches, transmissions, brakes, final drives, and steering.

Course Details

During your Light Vehicle Mechanical apprenticeship, you will train in a variety of skills that are essential in an automotive workplace.

What You'll Learn

Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems.

Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles.

Diagnose and repair charging systems.

Diagnose and repair starting systems.

Diagnose and repair ignition systems.

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

A Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology is a comprehensive qualification that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to service, repair, and maintain light vehicles. Completing this program demonstrates expertise in diagnosing mechanical issues, performing repairs, and ensuring the proper functioning of various vehicle systems. This qualification is essential for roles within the automotive industry, where the maintenance and repair of light vehicles are integral to keeping vehicles safe and operational.

Possible Roles

Automotive Technician: Graduates can work as automotive technicians, diagnosing and repairing issues in engines, transmissions, brakes, steering systems, and electrical components.

Service Advisor: Service advisors assist customers by explaining necessary repairs, maintenance, and service options for their vehicles, ensuring a positive customer experience.

Vehicle Inspector: Inspectors assess the condition of vehicles, identifying safety concerns and recommending repairs to ensure vehicles meet regulatory standards.

Automotive Workshop Manager: Workshop managers oversee operations, coordinate technicians, and ensure efficient service delivery while maintaining quality standards.

Specializsed Technician: Graduates can specialise in areas like diagnostics, air conditioning, or electronics, becoming experts in specific aspects of vehicle technology.

Fleet Maintenance Technician: Technicians responsible for maintaining and repairing vehicles within company fleets rely on their skills to keep the fleet operational and safe.

Potential wages could be in the region of $75,000 to $95,000 per year

Delivery options

Find out more about the available delivery options for this course.

Self Paced Study

Self-paced training is suited to individuals who may or may not be employed but whom are looking to undertake study for personal professional development.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Course Duration

Up to 48 months

What You'll Pay

Full Cost: Enquire Now

Funded Options
User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

TSAGT Funding

TSAGT funding options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; TSAGT Funding

Study Now Pay later

Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

Employer Based
Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
  • AfterPay: Pay in 4 easy installments -> Learn More Here


At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

From beginning to end, we support students and employers in completing the Light Vehicle Mechanical apprenticeship as smoothly as possible. Our industry-current trainers will customise Apprentice Training Plans with students and employers in person. This helps employers properly plan for the training and keeps the apprentice on track.

At Major Training, we also:

  • Train theory and practical skills onsite with your apprentice
  • Help employers train their apprentice on the job (to workplace requirements)
  • Provide education and coaching to employers around the supervision ratio and requirements
  • Offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required
  • Only employ industry-current and VET trainers and assessors
  • Work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks.

For more information on government incentives and the responsibilities of employers who provide apprenticeship training, contact Major Training on 1300 790 822 or enquire online.

Did you know that the government can provide up to $6000 in incentives for employers if their apprentice completes a AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

Government Incentives



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