National code: AUR30420

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

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Overview About this course

Acquire the skills and tools you need to become an agricultural mechanic. Learn to repair a range of machinery and system faults while working in workshops, properties and stations across Australia in this recognised skills shortage area.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Confidently work with machinery such as heavy vehicles, mobile plant machinery and tractors

  • Service, diagnose and repair a range of agricultural machinery

  • Inspect engines and fuel injection systems

  • Effectively communicate with clients and colleagues

  • Use a variety of hand tools, power tools and electronic diagnostic equipment

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • The ability to work with a range of different machinery (heavy vehicles, mobile plant machinery, tractors)

  • The confidence to service, diagnose and repair a range of agricultural machinery

  • The skills and knowledge to start your own repair business

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol


  • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry

  • Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application


  • Non-apprenticeship pathways for trade-related qualifications allow you to have your industry skills assessed through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and undertake gap training to gain a trade qualification. To take this course as a non-apprenticeship, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age, as evidenced by photo identification

  • Have at least 2 years of work experience in this occupation or trade, as evidenced by employee records such as your resume and/or letters from your employers

  • Be currently employed in the relevant industry, as evidenced by a letter from your employer

  • This course may be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Check your preferred campus page for more information.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 2 across the three bands of learning, reading and writing, a score of 1 across one band of digital literacy and a score of 3 across two bands of numeracy and oral communication. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A keen interest in servicing, diagnosing and repairing agricultural machinery and equipment

  • The ability to work effectively in busy agricultural periods such as harvesting, sowing, and spraying

  • Good communication skills to liaise with your team and clients

  • A reasonable fitness level to manage manual tasks

  • The ability to provide your own personal protective clothing (long pants, shirts, and safety boots) and equipment (safety glasses, gloves) to undertake practical training

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Agricultural mechanical technician, Workshop foreman, Broadacre workshop supervisor, Sole trader repairer and Farm machinery salesperson

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 36 Units of competency, including 21 core and 15 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

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.

  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace AURACA101

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace AURAEA002

  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace AURASA102

  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits AURETR112

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TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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