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Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR30816
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR30816-01V02-21ULT-478

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Apprenticeship)


Part Time Day


On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6 Hours per week


3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology will enable you to become a qualified motorcycle mechanic. Restore a classic Triumph Bonneville, or use cutting-edge technology to repair a Ducati Super sport as you step into the dynamic motorcycle mechanics industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Diagnose and repair ignition, charging and starting, and braking systems
  • Follow safe work practices
  • Test, charge and replace batteries
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for repairing and restoring motorcycles
  • Excellent fine motor skills
  • Good communication skills to work with team members and clients
  • The ability to multi-task between projects


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised trade qualification at Certificate III level
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

Career opportunities:

  • Motorcycle mechanic
  • Automotive Motorcycle Mechanical Technician


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice Motorcycle Mechanical Technician evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today, and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements that apply.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.


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

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 level
  • A passion for motorcycle mechanic repairs
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • A reasonable physical ability to complete manual tasks

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To be deemed competent in 36 units of competency.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a Part-Time Day, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 108 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including workplace.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks ona variety of motorcycles in the automotive service and repair industry.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Student services
  • Disability support

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 8.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURJTD004 Diagnose and repair motorcycle steering systems
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURJTB001 Diagnose and repair motorcycle braking systems
AURJTX001 Diagnose and repair motorcycle clutch systems
AURJTE001 Diagnose and repair motorcycle engines
AURJTX002 Diagnose and repair motorcycle manual transmissions
AURTTF006 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURJTQ002 Diagnose and repair motorcycle driveline systems
AURJTD003 Diagnose and repair motorcycle suspension systems
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
Elective Units
Number Title
AURVTW009 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
AURJTJ001 Remove, inspect and refit motorcycle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURJTX003 Diagnose and repair motorcycle automatic transmissions
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURJTQ001 Inspect and service motorcycle driveline systems

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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