There are some vehicles that are small, and then there are the vehicles so big you need a qualification just to touch them! That’s where the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship) comes in.
In this course, you’ll work on trucks, buses and in the heavy vehicle industry, performing a range of tasks while you gain the skills to be recognised as an expert.
You’ll also learn how to repair and service engines, transmissions, cooling, steering, electrical circuits, air and hydraulic brakes, diesel fuel injection systems and so much more.
Taught over a four-year period, this course will allow you to put your new skills into action right away, gaining hands-on experience and increasing your employment opportunities.
You’ll work closely with our expert teachers, as well as your employer, to ensure your skills are of the highest standard, further increasing your employment opportunities.
And when you finish this qualification, it will open doors to opportunities in sectors that are constantly evolving with new technology and changing needs. You might find yourself working in an automotive heavy commercial vehicle workshop, fleet workshop and or dealership as a qualified heavy commercial vehicle technician.
You might even want to take your studies further with a Certificate IV or Diploma in the automotive industry. We will talk you through everything you need to know about taking those steps if and when you decide you’re ready, because we understand making these choices takes time.
Go on, prove your skills with hands-on experience and impress your future employers with an in-depth understanding of heavy vehicle systems!
Please note, students must be registered and employed in the industry given this being an apprenticeship course.
TimesApprentices attend either Block release or Day release depending on Student and Location
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship).
Employment in automotive heavy commercial vehicle workshops, fleet workshops and or dealerships as a qualified heavy commercial vehicle technician.
Opportunities for Further Study
Certificate IV or diploma in the automotive industry
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 registered and employed apprentice
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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|
|AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems|
|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|
|AURHTB001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems|
|AURHTB002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems|
|AURHTD002 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems|
|AURHTD003 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension 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|
|AURHTQ002 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive 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|
|AURHTZ001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems|
|AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations|
|AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems|
|AURTTA013 Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems|
|AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures|
|AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems|
|AURTTB004 Inspect and service air braking systems|
|AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems|
|AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension 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|
|AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions|
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments.