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Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR31116

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Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR31116

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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.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

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.

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

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Starts Mon 3rd Feb, 5 days a week, 8am - 5pm / 2020

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$4,550.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$581.00
3. Subsidised Apprentice
$3,674.00
4. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$735.00
5. Full Fee
$6,316.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$770.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) 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
AURAEA003
Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR044
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURETU001
Install air conditioning systems
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
AURETU007
Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors
AURHTB002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTD004
Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURHTD005
Analyse and evaluate faults in heavy commercial vehicle steering and suspension systems
AURHTE001
Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURHTF002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTJ003
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTQ001
Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components
AURHTQ002
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTX001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions
AURHTX004
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURKTA005
Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURKTA011
Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTB001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
AURKTD002
Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTQ001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTX001
Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA009
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURTTA012
Fabricate and install fluid power hose assemblies
AURTTA013
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTB004
Inspect and service air braking systems
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTD002
Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004
Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTE005
Overhaul engines
AURTTF001
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF006
Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTX003
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
AURTTX006
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURVTW003
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW008
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW009
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURVTW018
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

Assessment methods may include:

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

Brett Ambrosio

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 will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

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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