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

  • 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

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.

Related study 1 Course

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

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.

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.

  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems AURTTF102

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

  • Inspect and service engines AURTTE104

  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems AURKTD102

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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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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