Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Certificate III in Mobile Plant 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 trains people who work with heavy vehicle mobile equipment plant and earthmoving. 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
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems50
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
AURHTE002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines70
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems80
AURKTA005Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems30
AURKTA011Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems60
AURKTB001Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems40
AURKTD002Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems40
AURKTQ001Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies30
AURKTX001Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions50
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations20
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems20
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems20
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems15
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20
AURTTX006Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms40
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems70
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems80
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
AURHTB001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems50
AURHTD001Inspect heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems10
AURHTD002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems40
AURHTD003Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems40
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies35
AURHTJ003Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies20
AURHTQ001Inspect heavy commercial vehicle driveline components5
AURHTQ003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts30
AURHTX001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions50
AURHTX003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions60
AURHTX004Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems35
AURHTZ001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems20
AURKTD001Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems40
AURKTR001Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems40
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives10
AURTTA011Install hydraulic systems to specified applications74
AURTTA012Fabricate and install fluid power hose assemblies10
AURTTA013Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems60
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems20
AURTTB004Inspect and service air braking systems20
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems10
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems10
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines20
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems20
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace15
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies5
AURTTQ002Remove and refit driveline components5
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
AURVTW004Carry out tungsten inert gas welding30
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding20
MEM18001CUse Hand Tools20
MEM18002BUse Power Tools/hand Held Operations20
MEM18003CUse Tools For Precision Work40
MEM18006CRepair And Fit Engineering Components60
MEM18020BMaintain Hydraulic System Components40
MEM18055BDismantle, Replace And Assemble Engineering Components30
MEM30010ASet Up Basic Hydraulic Circuits40

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
1110 1110 $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 work at further cost if you do not secure a workplace.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course prepares you to perform mechanical work in the automotive heavy vehicle service and repair sector. This course may lead to employment as a Mobile Plant Technician.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology (AUR31216). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may continue on to higher level studies, such as certificate IV or diploma studies.

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.