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Learn to service, maintain, repair and overhaul mechanical equipment such as engines and transmissions. This may include: diesel fuel injection, emission control and engine-forced induction systems, electrical circuits and hydraulics.

  Course details


Cairns, External, Mt Isa, Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info


Course details

1300 656 959

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Key dates

Cairns Workplace
Part time Classroom
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
External Workplace
Part time Classroom
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Mt Isa Workplace
Part time Classroom
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Townsville Trade Training Centre Workplace
Part time Classroom
Full time Classroom
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract stating TAFE Queensland North is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, please visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Employers - for further information visit Australian Apprenticeships Pathways.

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website also provides information to Queenslanders about apprenticeships, traineeships and school-based system.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Study from any location

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

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Attire is to be of current industry standard with cotton drill long sleeved shirts and long pants and steel cap boots to be worn during workshop operations.

Singlet tops are not allowed.



Please contact the campus to discuss delivery mode.


MEM18026C Test compression ignition fuel systems Elective
MEM18030B Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems Elective
MEM18031B Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems Elective
MEM18025B Service combustion engines Elective
MEM18024B Maintain engine cooling systems Elective
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work Elective
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components Elective
MEM18032B Maintain induction/exhaust systems Elective
MEM18033B Perform engine bottom-end overhaul Elective
MEM18047B Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile plant Elective
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components Elective
MEM18044C Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives Elective
MEM18042C Diagnose and rectify manual transmissions Elective
MEM18035B Diagnose and rectify braking systems Elective
MEM18037B Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems Elective
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
MEM12002B Perform electrical/electronic measurement Elective
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM18020B Maintain hydraulic system components Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core


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

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
  • Notepads and pens

A Student Administration Charge of $48.00 is applicable to all enrolments, paid once per calendar year.


Diesel fitting employment outcomes from this qualification will depend on the industry skills requirement chosen by the employer/apprentice.

Job prospects

  • Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker
  • Welder
  • Diesel Fitter
  • Agricultural Engineer

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

All done? Call 1300 656 959 to enrol today!


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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 18 September 2017

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