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Heavy Automotive Plant

Studying a heavy automotive plant Certificate at TAFE helps you develop the skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding and thermal cutting. Completing the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) prepares you for an entry-level position in industries such as mining, construction, and agriculture. The skills you learn in this program ensures that you have a wide range of opportunities available to you, no matter what sector you wish to start your career in.

What’s more, some of our Certificate programs are offered on an apprenticeship pathway. This means that you’ll be gaining essential skills and key knowledge as you’re working, developing your confidence and experience as you encounter different types of machinery and equipment during your training. You’ll encounter hydraulic operation systems, braking systems, mechanical and electrical machinery, which will diversify your skills. You’ll learn all aspects of your trade within a structured program that guides you on your learning journey. So not only will you receive a nationally recognised certification upon completion, but you’ll also be confident in your skills to excel in the workplace upon graduation.

Students who have completed these courses have gone on to become:

  • Light vehicle mechanics
  • Heavy vehicle mechanics
  • Plant mechanics
  • Agricultural mechanics

The automotive industry is a diverse field to work in, and no matter what your passions and interests are when it comes to vehicle servicing, there’s a pathway into a fulfilling and exciting career that suits your skills and knowledge. At CR TAFE, we’re excited to work with you to find out your calling. After all, it all starts here!

Heavy Automotive Plant Courses

^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: AUR30416
State ID: BAG3
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

Get moving, and stay moving.

Begin a career working with agricultural machinery with the Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology. Learn the tricks of the trade in automotive retail, service and repair to keep the farm moving.

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Apprenticeship

Specialise in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

This apprenticeship program will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work on agricultural machinery and equipment and covers mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations and braking systems.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: AUR20516
State ID: AB06
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship)

Big engines, big career, big opportunity.

Learn the skills to prepare for a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprenticeship. This pre-app will train you to work on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks.

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Gear up for a career working with big engines.

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Servicing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice light vehicle, heavy vehicle and plant and agricultural mechanic.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry, working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks, inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries, troubleshooting basic faults, and workplace safety and health.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA48
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship)

Big toys, big career, big head start.

Get ahead with this pre-app and learn the skills and knowledge to work safely and effectively in the heavy automotive industry with loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks, haul trucks and more.

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Get ready for a career working with big gear.

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical - Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in a heavy vehicle or plant mechanic apprentice.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the heavy automotive industry, working on loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks and haul trucks, inspecting and servicing transmissions, steering, brakes, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, and batteries, troubleshooting basic faults, and workplace safety and health.

Certificate II
National ID: AUR31116
State ID: BAF2
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Get into an industry that really makes tracks.

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry, with skills that can carry you across multiple machines.

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Apprenticeship

This is the spark you need to ignite a career in heavy machines.

From dump trucks, bulldozers, drilling rigs, to heavy plant machinery, heavy automotives need servicing just like any other automotive. Like with light vehicles, there are many parts that ensure the smooth operation of heavy vehicles. And with heavy machinery, it’s important to ensure that all parts are fully functional, from the cooling systems, the mechanical equipment, the engine, the steering and suspension systems, and even the electrical circuits. 

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: AUR31216
State ID: BAD7
Industry Automotive
Half price^

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Know the mechanics that power big industries.

This course is suitable for those wanting to understand and work on mobile plant vehicles in the service and repair industry. Your skills will be in demand in construction, agriculture, mining and beyond.

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Apprenticeship

Gain the skills to work in a variety of different automotive environments.

From dump trucks, bulldozers, drilling rigs, to heavy plant machinery, heavy automotives need servicing just like any other automotive. Like with light vehicles, there are many parts that ensure the smooth operation of heavy vehicles. And with heavy machinery, it’s important to ensure that all parts are fully functional, from the cooling systems, the mechanical equipment, the engine, the steering and suspension systems, and even the electrical circuits.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate III
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