Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Course Code AUR31216
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1204 hours

Course Overview

The AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology is the recognised qualification to become a Mobile Plant Technician.

The AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

You will work on auto equipment such as earthmoving and industrial equipment, learning how the various systems operate and how to maintain, test, diagnose, and repair those systems and components. The course is also suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

This course is delivered as an apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Automotive Service and Repair industry.

Working in this industry can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology, you might wish to undertake further studies in:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training session.

Attendance on campus is required for 1 day per week throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Wangaratta and Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,204 $3.10 $3,732.40 $15.00 $18,060.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,204 $0.62 $746.48 $15.00 $18,060.00
Full Fee 1,204 $5.33 $6,417.32 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,204 $0.65 $782.60 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

AUR31216 – Core Units

AURTTA018 – Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTA004 – Carry out servicing operations
AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR024 – Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURTTC003 – Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTF005 – Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURHTE002 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF002 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTX006 – Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURKTB001 – Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTQ001 – Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTA011 – Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTD002 – Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTX001 – Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURETR030 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURTTA006 – Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURKTA005 – Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AUR31216 – Elective Units

AURHTD005 – Analyse and evaluate faults in heavy commercial vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURVTW003 – Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW009 – Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURHTD004 – Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURVTW001 – Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
AURTTA009 – Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURVTW018 – Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW008 – Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURAFA003 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR032 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTQ002 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTD002 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
AURHTD003 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTB001 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTX003 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions
AURHTX004 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURHTQ003 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTZ001 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURHTB002 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTX001 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURTTA013 – Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURETR044 – Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURKTD001 – Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
AURTTF006 – Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURETR022 – Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURTTA012 – Fabricate and install fluid power hose assemblies
AURTTB004 – Inspect and service air braking systems
AURTTX003 – Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTB001 – Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC001 – Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTF002 – Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTE004 – Inspect and service engines
AURTTQ001 – Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTF001 – Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTD002 – Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 – Inspect and service suspension systems
AURHTQ001 – Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components
AURTTA011 – Install hydraulic systems to specified applications
AURTTE005 – Overhaul engines
AURHTE001 – Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURHTJ006 – Remove, inspect, repair and refit heavy vehicle tyres and tubes
AURACA001 – Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURTTA005 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTK001 – Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

Assessment Methods

Specific types of assessments may include the following:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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