Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer


Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Part-time day(3 years)
Flexible(3 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments
Days and Time: To be confirmed with your course advisor

Course Overview

This automotive apprenticeship course aims to provide knowledge and skills in the field of bus, truck and trailer components manufacture.

The Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer course opens doors to employment within the automotive industry, specifically for automotive manufacturing.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AUMAMA002Work effectively in teams30
AUMASA001Apply Safe Work Practices In The Automotive Manufacturing Environment50
AUMATK002Prepare And Operate Tools, Equipment And Machinery60
AUMATK003Monitor And Maintain Automotive Equipment40
AUMGLM001Apply Heavy Vehicle Standards40
AUMGQA001Apply Workplace Technical Quality Standards20
AUMGTA001Read And Interpret Work Orders And Working Drawings30
AUMGTM005Read And Interpret Engineering Drawings And Determine Requirements80
AUMGTW001Perform Basic Welding, Thermal Cutting, Heating And Gouging30
AUMGTW002Perform Mechanical Cutting25
AURAFA2003Communicate Effectively In An Automotive Workplace20

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. 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.

Additional comments

The course has both pracital and theory based assessments and requires a student with dedication to achieve academic excellence.

What will I study?

You are required to study a number of core units of competency and a range of elective units which will be negotiated with your employer. To view the core competencies, please click on the Course module list link in the Course overview section.

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


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


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
990 320 $3.00 $0.60 $10.50

^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 2019. 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?

Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice or trainee in this field of specialisation. Non-apprentice students will be required to have an interview to determine valid industry experience.

It is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

All automotive courses are run from our ACE campus in Docklands. You can do your training on campus a week at a time or in the workplace. Please note, there is no parking on site.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead you to work with an employer in the Automotive Industry, specifically with manufacturing of components for bus, truck and trailers, or eventually running your own business.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in the Automotive Industry, especially in the area of component manufacture for bus, truck and trailer.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at Certificate IV or Diploma level. Credit transfers may be available into related Certificate IV or Diploma courses.

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.

Non- Apprentices - To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

You must be currently employed as an apprentice/trainee in the respective field of specialisation.

Non-Apprentices will be considered once interviewed and industry experience is established.