AUR30611 - Certificate III in Automotive Specialist
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake specialist service and repair work on vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector. It is suitable for entry into the automotive specialist service and repair sector.
Job roles and employment outcomes
The Certificate III in Automotive Specialist is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who service and repair specialist systems and components of cars and other vehicles.
Job roles related to this qualification include:
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved in 28units of competency, consisting of:
3 core units
25 elective units, of which:
a minimum of 19 elective units must be chosen from Group A
a maximum of 6 elective units must be chosen from Group B, consisting of:
units not already chosen from Group A
units chosen from Certificate II, III and IV qualifications in this Training Package, another endorsed Training Package or accredited courses, provided the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification
a maximum of 13 elective units chosen must be aligned to Certificate II qualifications
a maximum of 2 elective units chosen must be 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.
Units of competency that duplicate the outcome of another unit selected for the qualification must not be used.
The following pairs of units must not be chosen together when achieving this 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 Specialist may be attained as a generic qualification, or where a particular occupational outcome is required, may include a specialisation.
Specialisations for this qualification include:
steering and suspension
trailer technician (heavy vehicle).
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 Specialist (Specialising in Diesel Fitting)
Certificate III in Automotive Specialist (Diesel Fitting)
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 as identified by the Automotive body repair industry for this qualification. 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 describing 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 taking action to resolve it
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
developing practical responses to common breakdowns in workplace systems and procedures
undertaking numerical operations, calculations and using formulae (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, percentages and proportions, simple ratios and averages)
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 using 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 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