The Mazda Apprenticeship Program; has been designed to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to become fully qualified in your chosen career. The Apprenticeship lasts three years and consists of a variety of workplace and off-the-job training. You will be given full support to help you successfully complete the program.

Mazda Technical Training Australia has in place a comprehensive training program for Mazda Dealer Technicians (Technicians) to further support the technical service, repair and maintenance of current and future Mazda vehicle systems and technologies. The successful completion of AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology apprenticeship program is one of the foundations for a Technician’s career path development.

This program is suited to individuals that are eligible to be an apprentice for a Mazda Dealership. All apprentices are employed through a Mazda Dealership.

AUR30616 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.

For QLD students this training is funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice program.

For VIC students this training is funded by the Victorian Government under the Skills Firsts program.

For NSW students this training is funded by the NSW Government

Click The Mazda Apprentice Program Brochure to get more information

Training Requirements

Apprentices are selected for the Mazda Apprentice Training Program after they have been nominated by a Mazda Dealership. To be accepted into the program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

• Must be aged no less than 16 years old at commencement of training

• Must have completed a minimum Year 10 (or equivalent) at Secondary School

• Must complete an online application

• Must pass the Mazda pre-selection assessment (refer to the LL&N policy & procedure)

• Applicants will also be phone interviewed as part of the application pre-selection process then at the enrolment stage applicants will be interviewed face to face by an MTTA Trainer.

Once the student has been adequately informed about the course (as per the entry requirements), the potential student may complete and submit an Enrolment Form along with the Privacy Statement & Student Declaration. The submission of the enrolment form does not guarantee acceptance to the course.

An MTTA representative will confirm that the student is eligible for enrolment by checking if eligibility is required for entry into the course:

• Eligibility requirements

• USI requirements

• Student Declarations

• LLN requirements

MTTA's representative will also explain the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and requirements and assist the student to make an application if required

Once the enrolment is approved, details of the enrolment will be confirmed and the student will be notified in writing via an Enrolment Confirmation Letter

Obtaining a Unique Student Identifier (USIs)

On application/enrolment, the students will be asked to obtain and supply a unique student identifier. This will be achieved by the students entering their Unique Student Identifier (USI) into MTTA's online application tool (VETenrol), which also contains instructions on how to obtain the identifier.

NOTE: If you have not yet obtained a USI you can apply for it directly at on a computer or mobile device.

Please see the instructions in the 'Application User Guide' on One.Mazda to link your USI to the training provider

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20516 - Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20716 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 36 units of competency.
    Year 1 – 10 Weeks
  • AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
  • AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTX013 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
  • AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
Year 2 – 9 Weeks
  • AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
  • AURLTQ012 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
  • AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURETD011 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
  • AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • AURLTX002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle automatic transmissions
  • AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
Year 3 – 8 Weeks
  • AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
  • AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
  • AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
All units in this program will be delivered and assessed at the MTTA Training Facilities. As part of MTTA entry requirements to this course, all learners must be:
  • Employed in a work environment which supports the application of the theory and skills required in this qualification
  • The training is delivered over 36 months.
This schedule allows for sufficient time for practice and consolidation in the workplace of the skills introduced at the training session and completion of the workplace based projects and other assessment tasks.
Assessment is about gathering evidence which demonstrates the skills and knowledge the learner has acquired and may include any combination of the options outlined below:
  • question and answer to show the learner’s knowledge (these may be completed either written or verbally)
  • multiple choice assessment to show the student’s knowledge (these may be completed either written or electronically)
  • practical demonstrations of skills (observed over time directly by the assessor)
The workplace contribution will include:
  • Providing opportunities for the apprentice to practice required skills

Learners are informed of the assessment requirements in general at the commencement of the program. The specific assessment requirements are discussed at the individual training sessions and the learner is supplied with assessment documents with details of the tasks to be completed including the Assessor observation report.

The document includes the assessor observation report so the learner is well prepared for a demonstration. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts.

No part of this qualification is assessed in the workplace.

Further training pathways from this qualification include:
  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
  • Other relevant qualifications

The AUR30616 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.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • light vehicle mechanical technician

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