Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – Certificate III

This qualification is for people who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry.

Image: HSC Unit Credit
HSC credit ATAR pathway
Minimum 4 Yes

Apprentices perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles. They service and repair the mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as engines, transmissions (clutch, gear box and differential) and suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres). Apprentices may be employed as Light Vehicle Mechanical Technicians.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies achieved towards Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification AUR30620, Automotive, Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

  • Stage 1 of the Automotive (Light Vehicle – Mechanical) Trade.

  • Continuation of this trade training as a full time apprentice after school

Course delivery

  • On the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.

  • Two years part time during school, followed by three years full time post-school in both on and off the job training.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 130 days in paid employment and training.

  • Undertake Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology course as part of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.

Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Automotive (Light Vehicle – Mechanical)


A minimum of 4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course



This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

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