Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus
4 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Leongatha, Port of Sale, Warragul, Yallourn

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Course Overview

If you work in the heavy vehicle mobile plant technology industry and want to gain a formal qualification in the field, this course is for you.

Learn to find, service and repair faults in the engines, transmissions, suspensions, steering, brakes, hydraulic systems and electrical components of Excavators, Bull Dozers and other heavy machinery.

This course will give you plenty of flexibility to work with our expert teachers, learn with your peers and put your new skills into practice!

The possibilities for future employment from this course are endless. Some of those options are working as in a mobile plant mechanical workshops, earthmoving and civil workshops and or dealerships as a qualified mobile plant mechanical technician.

There is also the opportunity to take your studies further by completing Certificate IV or Diploma in the automotive industry. These courses will further enhance your employment opportunities and give you hands-on experience in an industry you’re passionate about. We’ll be here to walk you through all of your options when and if the time comes, because we know these decisions aren’t always easy.

So go on, take a leap into the mining, construction or agricultural industries with this highly useful knowledge that affects the day-to-day operation of so many workplaces across Australia.

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


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

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

Employment in Mobile plant mechanical workshops, Earthmoving and civil workshops and or dealerships as a qualified Mobile plant mechanical technician.

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate IV or diploma in the automotive industry.

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Registered and employed as an apprentice. with a completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessments

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


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Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Pathway to Industry Licence

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Material and Equipment supplied by students

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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

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Course units
TLILIC0003 Licence To Operate A Forklift Truck
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively 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
AURHTB001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTQ003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support 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
AURKTR001 Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems
AURKTX001 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA011 Install hydraulic systems to specified applications
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTB004 Inspect and service air braking 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
AURTTX004 Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions
AURTTX006 Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURVTW001 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
AURVTW008 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems


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