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Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR31116

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR31116

Course Overview

Learn to repair and service heavy commercial vehicles with the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Diagnose and repair issues with everything from hydraulic systems to powershift transmissions, and carry out welding, thermal heating, and cutting procedures.

You'll also learn important workplace safety skills so you're prepared for life in a real auto workshop.

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 Servicing and Repair industry.

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.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17/01/2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17/01/2022

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$3,881.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$776.00
3. Full Fee
$6,750.00
Course Materials
$844.00
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.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

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 training package entry requirements for this qualification.

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 an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course
Core Units
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURHTB001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTD002
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
AURHTD003
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTE002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTQ003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTZ001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Elective Units
AURACA101
Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTB002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTE001
Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURHTF002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTQ002
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
AURKTA005
Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURKTA111
Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTB101
Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD102
Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTQ101
Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTX101
Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTB004
Inspect and service air braking systems
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTE005
Overhaul engines
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX106
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURVTW018
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW109
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding

Assessment methods may include:

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

Mark Ward

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments that 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. The majority of the learning is on-and-off-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor and trainer.

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.

Learning support

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Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

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Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

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Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

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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 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.

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