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Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

National CodeAUR31212
TAFE SA CodeTP00585
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
FacultiesMining, Engineering and Transport
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery

 CampusApplication Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Study Load
Berri How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Mount Gambier How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Port Augusta How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Regency Park How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
The duration of an apprenticeship or traineeship course is determined by the study plan.

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment. Possible job roles include: Mobile plant technician and Diesel fitter.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology (AUR31212)
22 core units:

  • Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry
  • Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle)
  • Inspect, service and repair tracked type drive and support systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Service hydraulic systems
  • Repair hydraulic systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Repair diesel fuel injection systems
  • Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems
  • Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment
  • Repair transmissions (hydrostatic)
  • plus 14 elective units.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. WorkReady funding for this course is only for a trainee/apprentice with an approved training contract.

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