Dual Qualification

103636G |AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
091674D | AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis


Ever wanted to live and study in Brisbane, Australia? Interested in gaining employment in the Automotive industry? Then ‘look no further’ as the MTA Institute can assist you to start your training and learn new skills to enhance your employment prospects in the Automotive industry here in Australia!

Undertaking MTA Institute’s dual qualification offer in Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis will be an advantage, not only in the ever-changing automotive technological landscape but also to potentially gain employment in Australia with one of our member businesses.

The automotive industry has high demand for skilled and experienced individuals who have qualifications and the personal attributes to work in the industry. The MTA Institute’s dual qualification will provide you with contemporary training a world-class facility that connects you directly with employers through industry placements, events and guest speakers.


MTA Institute campus, Freeway Office Park, Building 8, 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains, Queensland, 4113, Australia.


The dual qualification offering:

  • Course length is 100 weeks (2 years), over 8 terms – broken up into 80 weeks training, 20 weeks break.
  • 3 days per week  (8:30am-4:15pm) – Face-to-face and blended delivery modes
  • This course requires 400 hours of automotive workplace experience. MTA Institute will coordinate unpaid placement where the student is not in appropriate paid employment.
  • 1 day a week for additional tutoring, personal study time


103636G | AUR30620 - Certificate III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURLTJ113 Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURLTQ102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTX103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETH012 Service and maintain electrical components in hybrid electric vehicles
AURETH101 Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
AURETH102 Inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

091674D | AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faults
AURETH003 Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in battery electric vehicles
AURETH004 Diagnose and repair traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles.
AURETH005 Diagnose and repair high voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles
AURETH006 Diagnose and repair auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles
AURETH007 Diagnose and repair system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles
AURETH008 Diagnose and repair HVAC and rechargeable energy storage cooling systems in battery electric vehicle
AURETH009 Diagnose and repair DC to DC converters in battery electric vehicles
AURETH010 Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in hybrid electric vehicles
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems


There are no prerequisites for the 103636G | AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification.

To commence the 091674D | AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis qualification, the 103636G | AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology must have been completed.

The following entry requirements apply to International students:

  • must be 18 years of age prior to commencing the course
  • require an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Students who are school leavers will require a minimum of year 10 or equivalent. Non-school leavers will need to demonstrate prior qualifications and/or work experience.

To apply, students must supply the following certified documentation:

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of English proficiency certificate (IELTS min. score of 5.5 or equivalent) from ELICOS partnered school
  • Copy of academic history
  • Copy of employment history
  • Copy of personal financial records


International students will study in modern classrooms and undertake practical training in a simulated workplace environment using a blended online and face-to-face delivery approach.

All training resources and materials will be provided by the MTA Institute, apart from the mandatory personal protective equipment listed below:

  • Industrial clothing workwear (long pants/sleeves, overalls).
  • Industrial safety boots (steel-capped)
  • Safety glasses and safety mechanical gloves are recommended.


  • 091630E | AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – $20,000*
  • 091674D | AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis – $7,500*

*Additional non-tuition fees of $3,000 will also apply to cover application fees, administration fees, learning resources, and training consumables.

The MTA Institute may change its fee structure through its own internal reviews. Any fee changes will not affect existing students. Deposit and tuition fee amounts may vary depending upon the individual circumstances of the student. This will be clearly outlined in your Letter of Offer.

A deposit is required upon signing your Letter of Offer. All course fees are to be paid in full prior to starting each term. All fee and date details will be outlined in your Letter of Offer and Confirmation of Enrolment.

For a full breakdown of costings, click here.


The Automotive industry is a major economic, technological, and social contributor in Queensland, Australia.

Automotive employers look for Motor Mechanics who are hard-working with a good work ethic, reliable and provide good customer service.

Automotive Light Vehicle mechanics maintain, test and repair petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.

General skills learnt through training and experience include repairing; equipment maintenance; troubleshooting; operation and control; and operation monitoring.

The Automotive sector is experiencing substantial challenges such as:

  • technological advancements in vehicles including electrification; automation; and connectivity
  • increasing skills shortages
  • significant labour shortages


The MTA Institute acknowledges the requirement as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to recognise the awards issues by other RTOs registered in Australia, and will consider those issued by overseas training providers if relevant to this course. Support for students looking to apply for RPL and/or credit will be provided on an individual basis if applicable.


For further information contact one of our friendly team members at [email protected] and we will guide you through the process.

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