Certificate III In Forklift Technology

Certificate III In Forklift Technology

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

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
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.

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

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)25
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA002)20
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR012)40
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles (AURETR025)15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems (AURETR029)30
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems (AURETR030)30
AURNTA001Inspect, service and repair forklift mast assemblies (AURNTA001)10
AURNTB001Diagnose and repair forklift hydraulic braking systems (AURNTB001)40
AURNTD001Diagnose and repair forklift hydrostatic steering systems (AURNTD001)40
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA004)20
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives (AURTTA005)10
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems (AURTTA006)20
AURTTA013Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems (AURTTA013)60
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures (AURTTA018)20
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems (AURTTB001)20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC003)20
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines (AURTTE004)20
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK002)20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURETH001Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles (AURETH001)10
AURETH002Service and maintain battery electric vehicles (AURETH002)20
AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU003)25
AURHTB002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems (AURHTB002)40
AURHTD002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems (AURHTD002)40
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies (AURHTE001)35
AURHTE002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines (AURHTE002)70
AURLTE001Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies (AURLTE001)30
AURTTL007Inspect and service LPG fuel systems (AURTTL007)15
AURTTX004Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions (AURTTX004)10
AURTTX006Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions (AURTTX006)40
AURVTW001Carry out manual metal arc welding on components (AURVTW001)30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding (AURVTW009)20
AURVTW018Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting (AURVTW018)30

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#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
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. 

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).


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
780 780 $3.61 $0.72 $16.75

^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. 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.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, 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?

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.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, 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 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.