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  • AUR31216

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Gain the skills and knowledge to repair and service heavy mobile plant equipment used widely in the mining, construction, earthmoving and agricultural industries. Complete this qualification as part of an apprenticeship to become a qualified mobile plant technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Mobile Plant Technician
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AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Complete your apprenticeship qualification to become a qualified mobile plant technician. Gain the skills and knowledge required to repair and service heavy mobile plant equipment used widely in the mining, construction, earthmoving and agricultural industries.

By gaining a qualification in this industry, you will open up a range of broad-based skilled employment opportunities driven by new and emerging technology.

Learn how to repair and replace electrical and electronic circuit systems, diagnose and repair engines and engine components such as tracked type drive and support systems, repair mobile plant braking systems, fluid power and steering systems, drive assembles, and transmissions. Our industry-expert teachers will show you how to apply your new skills and knowledge to practical tasks to carry out these diagnostic and repair procedures.

Successful completion of this qualification as part of your apprenticeship allows you to apply to become a qualified mobile plant 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
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
AURHTE002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURKTA005
Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURKTA011
Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTB001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD002
Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTQ001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTX001
Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX006
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURACA001
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETK002
Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
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
AURHTB001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTE001
Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURHTJ003
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTQ003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTX001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX004
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURHTZ001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURKTD001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
AURKTR001
Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA013
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTZ002
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURVTW003
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW008
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

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 may 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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Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

Selection criteria

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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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 may 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