AUR30405 - Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain the mechanical systems and components of cars, motorcycles and heavy vehicles. It is suitable for entry into the automotive service and repair industry.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing mechanical technology service and repair tasks in the automotive industry.
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include automotive mechanics. If specialisation units are selected, employment outcomes can result in automotive mechanics specialising in agricultural mechanical, heavy vehicle mobile equipment, heavy vehicle transport, light vehicle or motorcycles.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
To be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology, competency must be achieved in thirty six (36) units of competency.
three (3) core units of competency
thirty three (33) elective units of competency, as specified below.
a minimum of twenty seven (27) elective units of competency from Group A
a maximum of six (6) elective units of competency from Group B, drawn from any combination of:
units not already chosen from Group A
relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate II, III and IV qualifications
a maximum of eighteen (18) elective units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate II qualifications
a maximum of two (2) elective units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate IV qualifications.
Where prerequisite units are identified they must be counted in the total number of units required for completion of the qualification.
The following pairs of units must not be chosen together when achieving this qualification:
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR20705 Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical Technology or other relevant qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40208 Certificate IV in Automotive Technology or other relevant qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
The Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology may be attained as a generic qualification, or where a particular occupational outcome is required, may include a specialisation.
Specialisations for this qualification include:
heavy vehicle mobile equipment
heavy vehicle road transport
Advice is provided at the end of this qualification on the recommended units of competency for each specialisation.
Where elective units of competency are packaged to suit a particular industry sector or occupational outcome, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) might issue, for example, a:
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (specialising in heavy vehicle road transport)
Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (heavy vehicle road transport)
It should be noted that a qualification with a specialisation does not change the title of the qualification, although RTOs may choose to record the specialisation below the title.
Some jurisdictions require this qualification for licensing purposes. In addition some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills for this qualification as identified by the mechanical technology sector of the automotive industry. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Clearly communicating workplace information and ideas with workplace colleagues (verbal and non-verbal), including use of automotive terms
Completing workplace reports
Using and contributing to workplace procedures
Maintaining workplace records
Communicating with colleagues and clients to handle verbal enquiries, such as clarifying instructions and responding to requests for information
Communicating with people who speak languages other than English and in a cross-cultural context
Interpreting the needs of customers
Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
Identifying and describe own role and role of others
Working within a team
Working with diverse individuals and groups
Applying knowledge of own role to complete activities efficiently to support team activities and tasks
Recognising a workplace problem or a potential problem and take action
Determining problems needing priority action
Referring problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person and suggesting possible causes
Seeking information and assistance as required to solve problems
Using a range of problem-solving techniques
Taking action to resolve concerns
Developing practical responses to common breakdowns in workplace systems and procedures
Initiative and enterprise
Adapting to new and emerging situations in the workplace
Being proactive and creative in responding to workplace problems, changes and challenges
Planning and organising
Planning own work requirements and prioritising actions to achieve required outcomes and ensure tasks are completed on time
Identifying risk factors and taking action to minimise risk
Selecting and use appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
Recognising limitations and seeking timely advice
Planning own work requirements, setting own work program and managing time to ensure tasks are completed on time
Following workplace documentation, such as codes of practice or operating procedures
Asking questions to gain information
Identifying sources of information, assistance and expert knowledge to expand knowledge, skills and understanding
Participating in self-improvement activities
Participating in development of workplace continuous improvement strategies
Helping others develop competency
Operating diagnostic and test equipment
Performance testing of components, systems and equipment
Using tools and equipment efficiently and safely
Storing and caring for components, parts, tools, test equipment and support equipment
Using business technology to collect, analyse and provide information