Certificate III in Forklift Technology

Certificate III in Forklift Technology

Course Code
Heavy Commercial Vehicles & Engine Techn
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Part-time day(3 years)

Start Date(s): 2018 commencement is 22 January 2018.
We offer rolling enrolments.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments
Days and Time: TBC

Course Overview

This course will train you to work with forklift equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to competently carry out service, repair and diagnostic procedures on forklifts.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits40
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
AURNTA001Inspect, service and repair forklift mast assemblies10
AURNTB001Diagnose and repair forklift hydraulic braking systems40
AURNTD001Diagnose and repair forklift hydrostatic steering systems40
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations20
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives10
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems20
AURTTA013Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems60
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems20
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines20
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles10
AURETH002Service and maintain battery electric vehicles20
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems50
AURHTB002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems40
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies35
AURHTE002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines70
AURTTB004Inspect and service air braking systems20
AURTTL007Inspect and service LPG fuel systems15
AURTTL008Diagnose and repair LPG fuel systems40
AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts5
AURTTX004Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions10
AURTTX008Overhaul manual transmissions50
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding20

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 2018 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
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# 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. 

2018 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 2018: $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
994 350 $3.00 $0.60 $15.50

^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 2018. 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. You must be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre and have a valid training contract with an employer.
A Certificate II in Mechanics is seen as an advantage but not a necessity. 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.

What employment opportunities will I have?

You will be recognised as registered tradesperson in this field and will have the opportunity to run and operate your own small business. This course may lead to employment as a Forklift Technician.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Forklift Technology (AUR31716). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Further opportunities in the automotive industry may include certificate IV or diploma courses.

How do I apply?

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

How will I be selected for this course?

AASN registration or interview for apprentices. Non-apprentices will be offered a position based on their past experience and ability to source additional skills practice.