Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology


Course Length

Full time:

4 Years


Subsidised Apprentice:


Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):



Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode


Course Overview

Learn to repair and service motorcycles with the Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology.

Diagnose and repair issues with everything from braking and steering systems, and learn skills in welding, heating, and cutting.

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

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Service and Repair industry, with a specialisation in motorcycle repair.

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


AUR30816 - Apprenticeship - Open from 02/02/2021 - 2021

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

AUR30816 - Apprenticeship - Open from 15/01/2021 - 2021

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $3,350.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $670.00

Course Materials: $711.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2021 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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
  • Please apply through the Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course

This course contains some on-line learning. You will need (basic computer skills, for example, search the internet, write word documents and use email) and access to the internet and a computer, laptop or tablet.

Course Study Units

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
AURETR023 - Diagnose and repair spark 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
AURETR031 - Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURJTB001 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle braking systems
AURJTD003 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle suspension systems
AURJTD004 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle steering systems
AURJTE001 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle engines
AURJTQ002 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle driveline systems
AURJTX001 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle clutch systems
AURJTX002 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle manual transmissions
AURTTA018 - Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001 - Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003 - Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004 - Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001 - Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF006 - Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTK002 - Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001 - Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ003 - Inspect and service drive shafts
Elective Units
AURAFA003 - Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR022 - Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR132 - Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURJTJ001 - Remove, inspect and refit motorcycle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURJTJ002 - Remove, inspect, repair and refit motorcycle tyres and tubes
AURJTX003 - Diagnose and repair motorcycle automatic transmissions
AURLTD004 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTJ002 - Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTQ001 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies
AURLTZ001 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURSCA006 - Promote automotive products and services
AURTTA005 - Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA017 - Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTA104 - Carry out servicing operations
AURTTC001 - Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTF102 - Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF105 - Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTJ011 - Balance wheels and tyres
AURTTK001 - Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTZ002 - Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURVTW009 - Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURVTW018 - Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW103 - Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

Assessment Methods

Specific types of assessments may include the following:

  • 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 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.

On-Campus - Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

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.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services


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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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Student Support

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.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

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

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

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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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.