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)
Course Length
Part-time day(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.

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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
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems70
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems50
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
AURHTB001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems50
AURHTD002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems40
AURHTD003Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems40
AURHTE002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines70
AURHTQ003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts30
AURHTZ001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems20
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations20
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems20
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems20
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems20
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems15
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies5


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AUMGTM007Assemble, Install And Test Pneumatic System Kits40
AUMGTP001Finish And Paint Vehicle Body And Part Surfaces20
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits20
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms40
AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components40
AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems40
AURETR044Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems50
AURETU001Install air conditioning systems30
AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems25
AURETU004Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems35
AURETU005Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems30
AURHTB002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems40
AURHTB007Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle electronic braking systems40
AURHTD001Inspect heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems10
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies35
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems80
AURHTJ003Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies20
AURHTQ001Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components5
AURHTQ002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies30
AURHTX001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions50
AURHTX003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions60
AURHTX004Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems35
AURKTR001Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems40
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives10
AURTTA013Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems60
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems20
AURTTB004Inspect and service air braking systems20
AURTTB006Inspect, service and repair auxiliary braking systems20
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems10
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems10
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems10
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines20
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace15
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
AURTTQ002Remove and refit driveline components5
AURTTQ003Inspect and service drive shafts5
AURTTX002Inspect and service manual transmissions10
AURTTX003Inspect and service automatic transmissions10
AURTTX008Overhaul manual transmissions50
AURVTW001Carry out manual metal arc welding on components30
AURVTW003Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections30
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding20

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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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
1180 1180 $3.10 $0.62 $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 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?

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.

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

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.