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AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

National ID: AUR31116 State ID: BAF2
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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!


This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more about half price the fee cap eligibility here.

^ 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.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • How to diagnose and repair various heavy commercial vehicle systems
  • How to inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • How to test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • How to carry out diagnostic procedures and servicing operations

This course is right for you if:

  • You want to specialise in the heavy automotive industry
  • You enjoy working with machinery 
  • You like hands on, practical work
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


This course is available as an apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 3-4 years. It combines on the job learning and scheduled training with a registered training provider such as Central Regional TAFE.  This course is offered via an Apprenticeship pathway.  Find out more here.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at Central Regional TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path.

Job opportunities include:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanical
  • Mine work
  • Civil Mechanic

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA. 

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here.

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Available all year round, 2021

Duration 3 Years
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Apprenticeship
Duration 3 Years
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Kalgoorlie
How Apprenticeship
Duration 3 Years
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Northam
How Apprenticeship

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