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, 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.


Campus   Times
Yallourn (Day Release) Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm
Warragul (Day Release) Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm
Leongatha (Day Release) Monday, Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Bairnsdale Trade Centre (Day Release) Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Yallourn (Block Release) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Sale (Block Release) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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

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


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