Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing
|Course Length:||Full-time (3 years)|
Flexible (5 years)
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
|Mid-year Entry:||This course accepts mid-year applications.|
This apprenticeship course aims to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills in automotive manufacturing of buses, trucks and trailers. This course is offered to apprentices, trainees or school-based apprentices. It can be done through Fee for service, however, they would not be eligible for Trade Papers as they require the workplace component of an apprenticeship to qualify.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Concession||Full fee|
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# Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as student services and IT fees. Click here to view 2013 Student Services and IT fees.
If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees. For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or the Automotive administration team on 9099 4100 for a fee schedule. There will be extra costs for reference books and protective clothing and specialised materials.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course may lead to work with an employer in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry, or eventually running your own business.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills in the automotive manufacturing of buses, trucks and trailers. Skills include; welding of various materials and design and construction principles.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Manufacture - Bus, Truck and Trailer. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
You may obtain credits into Certificate IV or Diploma automotive courses.
Can I apply?
You are eligible to apply if you are aged 15 years or over and have an employer or have been offered an apprenticeship in the specific area of specialisation.
How do I apply?
New Apprentices/Trainees will first need to be employed and signed up to a Contract of training by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC).These AACs are located in Metropolitan and regional centres and include Apprenticeships Plus, WPC, Megt etc.
How will I be selected for this course?
Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice or trainee in the automotive manufacture of bus, truck and trailer field.
How long is the course?
Typically programs run over a three year period, however the New Apprenticeship system offers flexibility in training and attendance options.
Where and how can I study?
The course is delivered at the Docklands campus (ACE). Training can be done in blocks or in your workplace. The address for Docklands campus is: 1 Batmans Hill drive, Docklands VIC 3008
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods and may take place in your workplace. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and the how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.
This course has a mid-year entry.
What will I study?
The subjects you will study include: workplace relationships and processes, customer service; technical quality standards; stock control; prepare materials for fabrication using jigs/fixtures or manual processes; engineering drawings and job specifications; basic welding; thermal cutting, heating and gouging; mechanical cutting; manual metal arc welding; submerged arc welding; oxyacetylene welding; gas tungsten arc welding; gas metal arc welding; fabricate plugs and parts; machine parts; paint chassis or panels; control oven baking cycle; rework paint faults; assemble components, frame and;amp; axle; install engine and drive train; hydraulic systems; pneumatic systems; braking systems; mechanical units/assemblies; electrical units/assemblies; wheel alignments; chassis/frame and;amp; associated components; wiring harnesses; fibreglass techniques; forklift driving and lifting; load shifting; air conditioning systems; soldering techniques; mobile cranes; and workplace productivity.