AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology


National Code: AUR31116
TAFE SA Code: TP00970


Description

By undertaking an Apprenticeship in this course you will learn how to repair and service diesel powered light and medium rigid trucks, prime movers and semi-trailers, road trains and b-doubles and passenger buses. The introduction of electronic control for engine, emission and dynamic vehicle control systems has given an added dimension to the complexity of this tradition diesel mechanic’s work.

Duration
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Up to 48 months 
Campus
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$488 - $715
$2,929 - $4,292
Concession
$261 - $382
$1,566 - $2,294

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of heavy commercial vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.

    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 Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116)
    This course covers skills and knowledge in engines, electrical and electronic engine control systems, transmissions, steering and suspension, brake systems, turbocharging and emission control. 22 core units plus 14 electives.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
    Carry out servicing operations 20
    Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50
    Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
    Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15
    Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems 40
    Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems 40
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems 50
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines 70
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts 30
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems 20
    Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20
    Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5
    Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out basic gas metal arc welding 20
    Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations 50
    Carry out vehicle safety inspections 10
    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35
    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 80
    Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies 30
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions 60
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems 35
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 80
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems 40
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions 50
    Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems 60
    Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60
    Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies 70
    Inspect and service air braking systems 20
    Inspect and service automatic transmissions 10
    Inspect and service braking systems 20
    Inspect and service engines 20
    Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
    Inspect and service steering systems 10
    Inspect and service suspension systems 10
    Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
    Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 20
    Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20
    Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies 35
    Repair diesel fuel injection systems 80
    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20
    Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems 30
    Select and supply automotive parts and products 100
    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10
    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
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