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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
4 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Day release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Bairnsdale Trade Centre Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Bairnsdale Trade Centre Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Leongatha Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Warragul Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Block release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Offered as an apprenticeship for those working or looking to work in the agricultural industry, you will learn how to service and repair faults on agricultural engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes, hydraulic systems and electrical systems and components.
The model of day release is available to apprentices who are currently employed in the automotive industry to attend a TAFE Gippsland campus one day per week.

A Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology provides the training you need to work with heavy vehicle agricultural equipment.
Not only will gain the skills and knowledge to competently carry out service, repair and diagnostic procedures, but you’ll also learn how to apply safe work practices, carry out servicing operations and develop knowledge of diagnostic procedures.

Career Opportunities

Employment in Agricultural mechanical workshops, farm workshops and or dealerships as a qualified Agricultural mechanical technician.

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate III, IV or Diploma in the automotive industry.

Skills or Knowledge gained

This qualification is made up of 36 units of competency which covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of service and repair tasks within the agricultural industry.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Registered and employed as an apprentice.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age

Limitations to course Entry:

Not a registered and employed apprentice

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $1,044.00 $5,220.00 $23,820.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $2,178.80 $2,178.80 $2,178.80
Total $3,222.80 $7,398.80 $25,998.80
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTJ103 Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTQ103 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTX101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX104 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTB101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD102 Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTQ101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTX101 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ103 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions
TLILIC0003 Licence To Operate A Forklift Truck

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.