Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology


Course Length

Full time:

4 Years


Subsidised Apprentice:


Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):




Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode


School Based Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Learn how to repair and service a range of agricultural machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

You'll learn to diagnose and repair engine issues, diesel fuel injection systems, and mobile plant systems, as well as testing and repairing basic electrical circuits.

You'll also learn important workplace safety processes so you're prepared for life in a real auto workshop or out in the field.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Service and Repair industry with a specialisation in Agricultural vehicles.

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 Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Course Dates & Times


Apprenticeship - Open from 18th Janurary / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th Janurary / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th Janurary / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $4,140.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $828.00

3. Full Fee: $7,200.00

Course Materials: $900.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
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Entry Requirements

This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.

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

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

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through the Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Course Study Units

Core Units
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
Elective Units
AURETR024 - Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR032 - Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTB002 - Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTB101 - Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTD003 - Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTD102 - Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle steering systems
AURHTQ102 - Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive 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
AURTTA006 - Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTB004 - Inspect and service air braking systems
AURTTE005 - Overhaul engines
AURTTF005 - Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001 - Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX006 - Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURVTW009 - Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURVTW018 - Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Mark Ward

Attendance & 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 sessions. Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

Apprenticeship – Attendance on campus is required for 5 days per week for 7 blocks 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.

Educational Support Services

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Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.


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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.