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Course Number: AUR30616-01V01
Are you new to the automotive industry or looking to refine your existing skills? Our Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. The course will take your passion for light vehicles and repair and develop your ability to embrace and understand rapidly changing technologies. The specific skills you will learn have been developed to suit business needs, with training collaborated between employer, Registered Training Organisations and students. Our instructors are industry-qualified and knowledgeable and the course includes industry involvement and exposure.The course combines theory and practical tasks and is campus-based with current workshop technologies available to students. There are also on-the-job training options.Work PlacementAll students enrolled in this course must be apprenticed in the industry. Assessment and completion of the course requires access to a fully equipped workplace, under supervision. All our NC TAFE Automotive courses are classroom and blended delivery modes, including discussions, working in groups, and workplace log books. Students work with real automotive vehicles and equipment in simulated environments on campus.
Offered on 4 campuses
As automotives is a very technical and sophisticated industry, students need a high level of literacy and numeracy, including computer skills, to successfully undertake this qualification.
Further training pathways from this qualification include Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.
Light vehicle mechanical technician
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