Take the next step in your mechanical career by specialising in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.
AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
Enhance your career by becoming a specialist in servicing agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on entry-level qualification. This course will provide the practical skills and technical knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks as an agricultural mechanic or technician. Industry demand for specialised technical skills in these areas continues to grow with the rapid technological advancements in light and heavy agricultural vehicles and equipment.
You will be taught a broad range of skills required to perform mechanical work on agricultural vehicles and equipment by industry-experienced professionals. You will learn about safety, environment and communications, electrical/electronic systems, engine service and repair, transmission, cooling systems, clutches and braking systems, and diesel fuel systems. Our large-scale workshops are equipped with the latest industry technology, and deliver an exceptional hands-on learning experience.
Upon completion of this course, you will be qualified to service and repair farm vehicles and equipment. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, this course also allows 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.
Our learning spaces are more than just classrooms. They include simulated working environments which will develop your practical skills and prepare you for real-world situations while under the supervision of qualified, industry-experienced professionals.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace|
||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace|
||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
||Diagnose and repair charging systems|
||Diagnose and repair starting systems|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts|
||Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems|
||Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems|
||Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems|
||Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies|
||Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions|
||Carry out servicing operations|
||Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives|
||Carry out diagnostic procedures|
||Inspect and service braking systems|
||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
||Inspect and service engines|
||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems|
||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems|
||Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems|
||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems|
||Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems|
||Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems|
||Inspect and service hydraulic systems|
||Assemble and install pneumatic system components|
||Carry out vehicle safety inspections|
||Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems|
||Inspect and service final drive assemblies|
||Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions|
||Diagnose and repair exhaust systems|
||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
||Service air conditioning and HVAC systems|
||Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems|
||Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems|
||Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems|
||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace|
||Inspect and service manual transmissions|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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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.
You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.
You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, and a calculator.
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.
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