Drive into a successful career as a licensed automotive manufacturing technician and develop the practical skills and adaptability to thrive in this dynamic field. Build sturdy automotive products, use specialist craftsmanship and stand out in the manufacturing industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Read and interpret technical documents
Select correct vehicle manufacturing materials
Plan, mark out and cut products
Use specialist manufacturing techniques
Manufacture and assemble products
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Real-world experience with your employer
Exposure to real-world manufacturing projects
The ability to fabricate and fit products for bus, truck and trailer applications
A sound understanding of heavy vehicle standards
The ability to perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging
Eligibility to apply for a trade licence
A strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be employed as an apprentice in the automotive manufacturing industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 or equivalent level
Confidence working at heights and in confined spaces
An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
Some experience in handling tools and equipment
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Vehicle Body Builders manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies such as buses, trucks, fire engines and caravans.
Other jobs include: Automotive manufacturing technician, Sub assembly technician, Vehicle body builder and Coach builder technician
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Refer to NSW Fair Trading licensing requirements and guidelines before applying to study this qualification.
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The Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 28 Units of competency, including 11 core and 17 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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