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.
This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Servicing and Repair industry.
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
1. Subsidised Standard: $2,856.00
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.
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
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Course Study Units
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Diagnose and repair charging systems
Diagnose and repair starting systems
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
Carry out servicing operations
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
Carry out diagnostic procedures
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
Install air conditioning systems
Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations
Analyse and evaluate faults in heavy commercial vehicle steering and suspension systems
Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
Fabricate and install fluid power hose assemblies
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
Inspect and service braking systems
Inspect and service air braking systems
Inspect and service cooling systems
Inspect and service steering systems
Inspect and service suspension systems
Inspect and service engines
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service manual transmissions
Inspect and service automatic transmissions
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
Assessment methods may include:
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 will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.
Where to From Here
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.
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.
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
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:
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: