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  • AUR31116
  • 095727G

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

At a glance

At a glance

This apprenticeship course will qualify you to become a heavy vehicle mechanical technician working on trucks, buses, earthmoving equipment or agricultural machinery.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

This qualification is essential to become a heavy commercial vehicle technician. Successful completion of this course through an apprenticeship will allow you to become a qualified tradesperson servicing and repairing trucks, buses, earth-moving equipment, or tractors and agricultural machinery.

The heavy vehicle industry provides the opportunity to participate in a multi-skilled area driven by new technologies. Employers are searching for qualified workers with broad-based skills in vehicle diagnostics who have an in-depth understanding of vehicle systems.

In this course you will apply your practical skills and gain underpinning knowledge of how to diagnose problems, repair and service a range of systems and components of heavy vehicles and equipment. You'll repair and service engines, transmissions, cooling, steering and suspension systems, electrical circuits and systems, hydraulic and air braking systems, and diesel fuel injection systems. You will also apply your skills and knowledge to complete heavy vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections.

Successful completion of this qualification as part of your apprenticeship allows you to apply to become a qualified heavy vehicle tradesperson and continue your career in the industry.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURHTB001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTD002
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
AURHTD003
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTE002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTQ003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTZ001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURHTB007
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle electronic braking systems
AURHTB002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTF002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTJ003
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTQ002
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTX001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX004
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA017
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTZ002
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURTTZ002
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURTTX003
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURVTW008
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURACA001
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURVTW003
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURAFA001
Use numbers in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001
Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURATA002
Read, interpret and apply engineering drawings
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTE001
Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURETU003
Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU004
Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU005
Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURTTD004
Inspect and service suspension systems
AURHTX003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions
AURHTD004
Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURTTA014
Assemble and install pneumatic system components
AURVTW009
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM07032B
Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM16008A
Interact with computing technology

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Payment options

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Important Information
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Important Information


Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland