Certificate III In Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III In Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

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

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Generally an apprenticeship takes 3 years of schooling and 1 year on the job training
Days and Time: Apprenticeship: Block release is available. You will attend classes for one week approximately every two months. Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 1pm
Non Apprentice: Program will be customised to suit your requirements.

Course Overview

This course will train you to work in the heavy vehicle industry. You will gain the skills and knowledge to competently carry out service, repair and diagnostic procedures.

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
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems (AURETR022)70
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems (AURETR024)50
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
AURHTB001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems (AURHTB001)50
AURHTD002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems (AURHTD002)40
AURHTD003Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems (AURHTD003)40
AURHTE002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines (AURHTE002)70
AURHTQ003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts (AURHTQ003)30
AURHTZ001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems (AURHTZ001)20
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA004)20
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems (AURTTA006)20
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures (AURTTA018)20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC003)20
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems (AURTTF002)20
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems (AURTTF005)15
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK002)20
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies (AURTTQ001)5


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AUMGTM007Assemble, Install And Test Pneumatic System Kits (AUMGTM007)40
AUMGTP001Finish And Paint Vehicle Body And Part Surfaces (AUMGTP001)20
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits (AURETR006)20
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms (AURETR010)40
AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components (AURETR011)40
AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems (AURETR043)40
AURETR044Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems (AURETR044)50
AURETU001Install air conditioning systems (AURETU001)30
AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU003)25
AURETU004Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU004)35
AURETU005Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU005)30
AURHTB002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems (AURHTB002)40
AURHTB007Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle electronic braking systems (AURHTB007)40
AURHTD001Inspect heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems (AURHTD001)10
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies (AURHTE001)35
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURHTF002)80
AURHTJ003Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies (AURHTJ003)20
AURHTQ001Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components (AURHTQ001)5
AURHTQ002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies (AURHTQ002)30
AURHTX001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions (AURHTX001)50
AURHTX003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions (AURHTX003)60
AURHTX004Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems (AURHTX004)35
AURKTR001Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems (AURKTR001)40
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives (AURTTA005)10
AURTTA013Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems (AURTTA013)60
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems (AURTTB001)20
AURTTB004Inspect and service air braking systems (AURTTB004)20
AURTTB006Inspect, service and repair auxiliary braking systems (AURTTB006)20
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems (AURTTC001)10
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems (AURTTD002)10
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems (AURTTD004)10
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines (AURTTE004)20
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK001)15
AURTTQ002Remove and refit driveline components (AURTTQ002)5
AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts (AURTTQ003)5
AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissions (AURTTX002)10
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions (AURTTX003)10
AURTTX008Overhaul manual transmissions (AURTTX008)50
AURVTW001Carry out manual metal arc welding on components (AURVTW001)30
AURVTW003Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections (AURVTW003)30
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting (AURVTW008)30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding (AURVTW009)20

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 be advised 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 provided with 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 2021 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. 

2021 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 2021: $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
1180 1180 $3.27 $0.65 $17.05

^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 2021. 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.

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?

This course is intended to prepare you to perform mechanical work in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector. This course may lead to employment as a:
• Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
• Service Adviser

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 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116). 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 at certificate IV or diploma level automotive courses which could lead to employment opportunities as a service adviser or advanced diagnostician.

How do I apply?

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 or provide the information session details

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.