Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus, Part Time
4 years (Day release or Block release)
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Leongatha, Port of Sale, 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.

Learn how to service and repair faults in agricultural engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes, hydraulics and electrical components, all while learning important safety processes and certain risk factors.

Taught over a four-year period, this is the perfect option for those people already employed in the industry who need flexibility – keep working in your day job while undertaking study. Upon completion of the course, there’ll hopefully be 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 IV or Diploma in the automotive industry. We’ll be here to walk you through all of those options when you’re ready.


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

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

Cert  IV and Diploma with-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

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

Sample course units

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


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