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Offering Info

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR31116
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR31116-01V02-21WPK-582

Location – Wetherill Park (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

2.5 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

Love the sound of a revving engine and to get your hands dirty? Then the nationally accredited Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology is for you. Learn to repair, maintenance and replace parts and become a trade qualified heavy diesel mechanic.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Identify charging systems, starting systems and electrical systems
  • Manage ignition engines and other systems
  • Diagnose brake, steering and suspension systems
  • Repair clutches, transmissions and drivelines

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Strong technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sharp problem-solving skills
  • A keen eye for detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised trade qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to apply for your tradesperson certificate (licence) through Service NSW

Career opportunities:

  • Heavy diesel mechanic
  • Heavy diesel technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

This course qualifies you to work as an automotive mechanic tradesperson. Expand your opportunities with these further study options:

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business

This course is superseded.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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the heavy commercial vehicle mechanics industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will support you to understand any eligibility or entry requirements for our non-apprenticeship qualifications.

WORK PLACEMENT

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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Satisfactory mathematical and English skills, to at least a year 10 level
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • A reasonable level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
  • An interest in mechanics

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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 be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become qualified after successful completion
  • must be an apprentice

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • a Training Plan Proposal nominating TAFE as the registered training provider for class based delivery.
  • candidates will be employed as a heavy commercial vehicle apprentice.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a face to face, block release delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 6 x five day blocks per year. Blocks are from Monday to Friday and require 40 hours attendance per week..

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours per week of additional study outside of class hours, including workplace unstructured learning as an apprentice in your workplace.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is designed for candidates who have been employed as a Heavy Commercial Vehicle apprentice.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • All students will be evaluated through the Ruready program during your first attendance, students requiring assistance will be offered educational 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 Lynda.com)
  • 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.

Proposed attendance: Classes delivered in Block release. 6 five day blocks per year. Blocks are from Monday to Friday and require 40 hours attendance per week.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Workbook cost $150

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURHTB001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTD002 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
AURHTD003 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTQ003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTZ001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Elective Units
Number Title
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTB002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTJ003 Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTQ002 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTX001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions
AURHTX004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTB006 Inspect, service and repair auxiliary braking systems
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTE005 Overhaul engines
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

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

Wetherill Park
The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park
Phone 131 601

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