What’s it about?
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of underbody systems within the automotive service and repair sector.
What job could it help me get
The Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair sector.
Job roles related to this qualification include:
- automotive light vehicle underbody repair technician
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed:
- AUR21216 Certificate II in Automotive Underbody Technology
- AUR21316 Certificate II in Automotive Braking System Technology
- AUR21616 Certificate II in Automotive Driveline System Technology
- AUR21716 Certificate II in Automotive Exhaust System Technology
- AUR21816 Certificate II in Automotive Steering and Suspension System Technology
- AUR21916 Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology, or other relevant qualifications
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.
What needs to be completed?
28 units of competency are required to complete this qualification within the specific requirements as set out below:
13 core units + 15 elective units, of which:
- up to 15 elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed in the Units of Competency document
- up to 5 elective units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package, another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for this qualification.
Okay, so how do I do it?
Work Skills delivers all its qualifications and units of competency through blended learning, comprising face-to-face, one-on-one training with a Work Skills trainer. This may also include utilising CDs, DVDs, textbooks, learning guides, the internet, the phone and the Work Skills Online Learning and Assessment System, WOLAS. The learning may comprise all or some of these methods. It will depend on location, pace that student wants to learn, and employer requirements. This is all negotiated at the first checkpoint meeting.
Option One: One-on-One Training
You can have the training as an individual. This allows you to have the training delivered at your own pace in a timeframe that suits you. We come to you and deliver training that fits into your work/life requirements. All assessments are completed at a pace that suits your needs.
Option Two: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry or similar in the past, you may be eligible for RPL.
Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require training. Instead, you just need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills. You may be eligible for some units through the RPL process whilst other units may require some training.