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Learn in a real workshop and work on real vehicles

The program is delivered by on-the-job training with an emphasis on practical and flexible learning styles and may include some structured training at TAFE Queensland North.

A motor mechanic repairs, maintains and tests vehicle or other engines and related mechanical components. The automotive industry offers recruits a high-tech, innovative and rapidly changing work environment and therefore requires highly motivated employees. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Atherton, Bowen, Cairns, Innisfail, Mt Isa, Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info

DURATION

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1300 656 959

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Ondre Lazell

Let's celebrate the mechanics

My family really appreciated having a mechanic at home who enjoys maintaining their vehicles. I also get a sense of satisfaction at being able to pullover and assist people with breakdowns on the side of the road.
More about this course.

Ondre Lazell
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical
TAFE Queensland North

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Atherton Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Bowen Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Cairns Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Innisfail Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Mt Isa Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Townsville Trade Training Centre Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is usually through an indenture as an apprentice or via RPL (see below). The outcome will be a tradesperson in the particular chosen trade calling. NB: In some cases, credit towards this qualification may apply from previously completed study. School based apprenticeships are also available. If you want to know more, please telephone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210.

Minimum age: Entry into an apprenticeship or traineeship is generally limited to individuals who are 16 years of age or older. In special circumstances consideration may be given to individuals 13 years or older seeking to enter into an apprenticeship or traineeship. Queensland legislation applies age restrictions to particular apprenticeships and traineeships.  If you are under 18 years of age at the start date of your apprenticeship or traineeship, your parent or guardian must sign the training contract.

Education: Levels of education that should be attained prior to entry into the apprenticeship may be recommended but these are not mandatory unless the levels are set in legislation. If you want to know more please telephone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210. All TAFE apprentices will complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of their TAFE training.

Location/s

Atherton
Atherton State High School
Manunds Road
Atherton QLD 4883

Bowen
98-158 Queens Road
Bowen QLD 4805

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Innisfail
45 Flying Fish Point Road
Innisfail QLD 4860

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Bohle
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Protective clothing
  • Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities
  • Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE
  • Long sleeved shirts are highly recommended *Singlet tops are not allowed.
  • Welding shield and Welding Gloves / Long Gauntlets for MMAW, GMAW & Thermal Cutting
  • Clear safety glasses to AS1337
  • Notepad and pen
  • All persons having long hair will wear hair protection when working with or around moving machinery or whilst in designated areas of operation

Timetable

Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 656 959.

Units

This course requires 36 units to be completed; 20 core and 16 elective units.

Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Core
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Core
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems Core
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines Core
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems Core
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines Core
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Core
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems Elective
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms Elective
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Elective
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Elective
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Elective
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems Elective
AURETU002 Recover vehicle refrigerants Elective
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURLTF001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems Elective
AURLTF002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURLTQ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURLTQ002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts Elective
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions Elective
AURLTX003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations Elective
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections Elective
AURTTB005 Assemble and fit braking system components Elective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Elective
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems Elective
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions Elective
AURTTX003 Inspect and service automatic transmissions Elective
AURVTW008 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting Elective
AURVTW009 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Job prospects

  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Motor Mechanics

Ondre Lazell

Let's celebrate the mechanics

My family really appreciated having a mechanic at home who enjoys maintaining their vehicles. I also get a sense of satisfaction at being able to pullover and assist people with breakdowns on the side of the road.
More about this course.

Ondre Lazell
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical
TAFE Queensland North

Enrol now if you have:

  • received booking confirmed and got your Training Notice
  • checked your course cost and know which payment option is right for you (under the costs tab).
  • read the student rules and refund policy

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 9 March 2018

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