AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Are you an experienced light vehicle mechanic? Get your skills assessed with Australian Construction Training Services – Visa Skills today. Take the next step to getting your skills recognised with us. We provide skills recognition across a variety of engineering, automotive & construction trades. One of those trades is the Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (commonly referred to as a car mechanic)

Let’s put the spotlight on what a light vehicle mechanic does:

A light vehicle mechanic is responsible for maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing various types of light vehicles, which typically include cars, vans, and small trucks. Here’s a detailed look at their duties:

  1. Inspection and Maintenance:
    • Conduct regular inspections to ensure vehicles are in good working condition.
    • Perform routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks.
  2. Diagnostics:
    • Use diagnostic tools and software to identify issues with the vehicle’s systems, including engine, transmission, brakes, and electrical systems.
    • Interpret diagnostic codes to determine the root cause of problems.
  3. Repairs:
    • Replace or repair faulty components such as brake pads, spark plugs, air filters, and timing belts.
    • Fix electrical and electronic systems, including lighting, sensors, and wiring.
    • Repair or replace damaged parts in the vehicle’s body or interior.
  4. Engine and Transmission Work:
    • Conduct more complex repairs and overhauls on engines and transmissions.
    • Adjust and repair fuel injection systems, carburetors, and exhaust systems.
  5. Customer Interaction:
    • Communicate with customers to understand their concerns and explain the repairs needed.
    • Provide cost estimates and timelines for the completion of repairs and maintenance tasks.
  6. Record Keeping:
    • Maintain detailed records of all services and repairs performed on vehicles.
    • Update vehicle maintenance logs and ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  7. Testing and Quality Assurance:
    • Test drive vehicles to ensure that repairs have been completed successfully.
    • Perform quality checks to ensure that all work meets industry standards and regulations.

Overall, light vehicle mechanics play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and performance of light vehicles, contributing to the overall efficiency of transportation systems Want to get your skills recognised? See our step-by-step process here:

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