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  • AUR31816

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career with this hands-on heavy commercial trailer qualification. This course is perfect for individuals aiming to become a heavy commercial trailer technician or inspector.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Specialist Trailer Technician
  • Heavy Commercial Trailer Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR31816 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Upgrade your career in the heavy commercial trailer industry with this mid-level qualification. You will develop broad technical knowledge and practical skills that will set you apart. Employment in heavy vehicle component manufacturing and repair is anticipated to remain stable with some growth opportunities over the next five years.

This specialised course will elevate your skills in an industry where employers are increasingly requiring technical expertise and specific knowledge. You will develop a broad range of practical skills required to service and repair heavy commercial trailer components including wheel and tyre assembly, electrical circuits, lighting and wiring systems, air-braking system, hydraulic systems, suspension systems, dynamic control systems, and mechanical connections.

Completion of this qualification will give you the skills needed to service and repair trailers used on heavy vehicles. It will also contribute to the qualification requirements needed to apply for heavy vehicle inspection and modification approval through the Department of Transport and Main Roads Approved Persons and Approved examiner schemes.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 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
AURETR009
Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURHTB001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTD003
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTJ003
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTY002
Diagnose and repair mechanical connections of heavy vehicles and trailers over 4.5 tonnes
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

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
AURATA002
Read, interpret and apply engineering drawings
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURHTB002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTB007
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle electronic braking systems
AURHTD004
Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURHTJ002
Select heavy vehicle tyres, wheels and rims for specific applications
AURHTR005
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial trailer electronically controlled roll stability systems
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA013
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTA014
Assemble and install pneumatic system components
AURTTA017
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTD004
Inspect and service suspension systems
MEM05004C
Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
MEM05007C
Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05050B
Perform routine gas metal arc welding

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 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
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

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 stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee free, here’s how. 

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:   
have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland

Enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12 
Live permanently in Queensland.  

For more information visit the Australian Apprenticeship Centre for more information. 

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