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.
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
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
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
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.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Agricultural mechanical technician, Workshop foreman, Broadacre workshop supervisor, Sole trader repairer and Farm machinery salesperson
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology does not have any pre-requisite 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 Agricultural Mechanical Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 36 Units of competency, including 21 core and 15 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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