Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus, Part Time
4 years (Day release or Block release)
Starting Date:
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Leongatha, Sale (Fulham), Warragul, Yallourn

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Course Overview

Are you looking for fulfilling opportunities in the diverse agricultural industry? Or are you looking to adapt to new and emerging needs in your workplace? Then this is the course to prepare you for a new beginning in the agricultural vehicle and equipment sector.

You’ll learn the crucial skills and knowledge to perform a range of tasks, including servicing and repairing faults in agricultural engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes, hydraulics and electrical components.

You’ll also gain the knowledge to plan and prioritise your daily tasks while identifying certain risk factors. With safety at the forefront of everything you do, you’ll be an asset to any employer!

Taught part-time over a four-year period, this is the perfect option for people who need flexibility – you’ll be able to keep working in your day job while undertaking study at the same time, putting all your new skills to use right away and gaining hands-on experience in the industry.

And when you finish this course, there are so many employment opportunities open to you. Some of these are working in agricultural mechanical workshops, farm workshops and/or dealerships as a qualified agricultural mechanical technician.

There is also the option to take your career further by studying a Certificate III, IV or Diploma in the automotive industry. We’ll be here to walk you through all of those options when you’re ready.

Now is the time to get started in this exciting industry, and a Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship) is the pathway to get you started!

Please note, students must be registered and employed in the industry given this being an apprenticeship course.


Yallourn Campus
Class is one day per week on Thursday or one block release of 3 consecutive days Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday per month. Class times are from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Leongatha Campus
Class is one day per week, Monday or Tuesday. Class times are from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Bairnsdale Trade Centre
Class is one day per week Wednesday or Thursday. Class times are from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Sale (Fulham)
One block release of 3 consecutive days Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday per month. Class times are from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Class is one day per week, Tuesday or Thusday. Class times are from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Transport to training facility must be arranged by the student.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

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.

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Must be a registered and employed apprentice.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age with a sufficient completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.

Limitations to entry

  • Not a registered and employed apprentice


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Pens, pencils, PPE as required

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
TLILIC0003 Licence To Operate A Forklift Truck
AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTJ003 Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURHTQ003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTX001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURKTA011 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTB001 Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD002 Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTQ001 Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTX001 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments.