QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology


National Code: AUR31216
TAFE SA Code: TP00971


Description

Learn the skills you need to work on earthmoving machinery, excavators, cranes, hoists and other mobile plant and heavy machinery that is used in the mining, earthmoving, and construction industries. With this nationally accredited Certificate III qualification you will learn how to safely diagnose and repair compression ignition engines, electrical circuits, diesel fuel injection systems, diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems and a range of steering, suspension, hydraulic, and braking systems for heavy machinery. You’ll also get hands-on experience in our specialist mechanical training workshops. Trade skills done right at TAFE SA.

Duration
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48 months 
Campus
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled
Application



Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$494 - $571
$3,950 - $4,568
Concession
$279 - $323
$2,233 - $2,582

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$24,163

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 mobile plant machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

    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 (AUR31216)
    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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective 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 vehicle compression ignition engines 70
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 80
    Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions 40
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems 40
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies 30
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems 40
    Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions 50
    Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
    Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20
    Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems 30
    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
    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35
    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 80
    Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control 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 clutch systems 35
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts 30
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems 20
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions 50
    Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50
    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 diesel fuel injection systems 20
    Inspect and service engines 20
    Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5
    Inspect and service manual transmissions 10
    Inspect and service steering systems 10
    Inspect and service suspension systems 10
    Install hydraulic systems to specified applications 74
    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
    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
    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
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