Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a motorcycle mechanic with this hands-on, entry-level course.
AUR30816 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology
Boost your career in the motorcycle service and repair industry with this entry-level course that will set you up with the mechanical skills you need to succeed. This course is an excellent starting point to gain experience and employment in the motorcycle industry.
According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics (including motorcycle mechanics) grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the near future with around 23,000 job opening expected over the next five years.
This course covers the skills required to service and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles such as the engine, fuel system, transmission, suspension system and braking system. You will learn diagnostic procedures to determine faults, and how to repair and service a variety of motorcycle parts including engines and engine components, cooling systems, clutch assemblies, braking, steering and suspension systems, and more. Our industry-experienced professionals will deliver this hands-on training in our world-class workshops equipped with the latest materials and technology.
Successful completion of this course will provide the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a motorcycle mechanic or technician. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, it will also allow you to apply for a trade qualification.
If you can demonstrate substantial competency in this qualification, you may be able to access funding for recognition of prior learning and gap training through the Trade Skills and Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT) program. TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) for this program. Only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.
The large-scale automotive training facilities at TAFE Queensland are equipped with the latest technology for hands on learning including new truck and car donations from Iveco, Mack, Kenworth, Komatsu, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler and Holden.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems|
||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
||Diagnose and repair charging systems|
||Diagnose and repair starting systems|
||Diagnose and repair ignition systems|
||Carry out diagnostic procedures|
||Inspect and service braking systems|
||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
||Inspect and service engines|
||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems|
||Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems|
||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
||Inspect and service final drive assemblies|
||Inspect and service drive shafts|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace|
||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace|
||Remove, inspect and refit motorcycle wheel and tyre assemblies|
||Remove, inspect, repair and refit motorcycle tyres and tubes|
||Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies|
||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems|
||Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives|
||Inspect and service cooling systems|
||Diagnose and repair exhaust systems|
||Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting|
Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.