Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Course Code
:
AUR31520
Department
:
Heavy Commercial Vehicles & Engine Techn
Study Area(s)
:
Apprenticeship, Automotive
Campus
:
DOCKLANDS
Course Length
:
Full-time(3 years)
Part-time(3 years )
Flexible(3 years )

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments
Days and Time: Developed in consultation with your Training Adviser

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

This course will train you to work as a diesel engine technician, working on fixed machinery such as plant generators and pumping stations. You will gain skills to carry out diagnostic procedures, service, and repair and overhaul engines and associated components, repair and service cooling systems, diesel fuel systems, emission control systems and air compressors/components.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course. 

If you are enrolling in this course as a NON apprentice, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA102)20
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR112)40
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles (AURETR125)15
AURHTE102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines (AURHTE102)70
AURHTF102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURHTF102)80
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA104)20
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies (AURTTA118)20
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines (AURTTE104)20
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK102)20
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)25
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK001)15
AURTTM004Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies (AURTTM004)70
AURTTM008Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies (AURTTM008)70
AURTTM011Recondition engine cylinder heads (AURTTM011)120

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems (AURETR124)50
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems (AURETR129)30
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems (AURETR130)30
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems (AURETR132)80
AURHTX104Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems (AURHTX104)35
AURHTZ101Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems (AURHTZ101)20
AURTTA113Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems (AURTTA113)60
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC103)20
AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems (AURTTF102)20
AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems (AURTTF105)15
AURVTW109Carry out basic gas metal arc welding (AURVTW109)20
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies (AURHTE001)35
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems (AURTTA006)20
AURTTA011Install hydraulic systems to specified applications (AURTTA011)74
AURTTA012Fabricate and install fluid power hose assemblies (AURTTA012)10
AURTTL001Inspect and service CNG fuel systems (AURTTL001)15
AURVTW018Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting (AURVTW018)30

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.

You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1373.11
$274.62
$6012.65
Apprentice/Trainee
$1373.11
$274.62
$6012.65

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$0.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$525.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
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 the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
350 350 $3.92 $0.78 $17.18

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. 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 the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

Satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. You must be at least 15 years old at the time of application. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway. You may participate in this course while searching for suitable employment but you will need to complete extra practical work at further cost if you do not secure a workplace.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

If you are enrolling in this course as a NON apprentice, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course is intended to prepare you to perform mechanical work in the diesel engine service and repair sector. This course may lead to employment as a Diesel Engine Technician.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

If you are enrolling in this course as a NON apprentice, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

What qualifications will I receive?

 On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology (AUR31520). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course leads to advanced study in the automotive field in certificate IV or diploma courses.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au

How will I be selected for this course?

Apprentice/Trainees - You will need to have an employer and then contact an Australian Apprentice Support Network office to sign a training contract. 

Non-Apprentices - To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form through the "Apply Now" button above. We will then be in contact to arrange an interview to discuss your work experience and suitability for the course.