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  • AUR30416

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your mechanical career by specialising in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Agricultural Mechanical Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURACA001
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
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
AURHTQ003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
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
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURHTB001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTJ003
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
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
AURKTA005
Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURKTD001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA014
Assemble and install pneumatic system components
AURTTA017
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTX006
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURTTZ002
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding
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
AURKTR001
Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

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
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Resources required

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.

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

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 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