Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology AUR31114 (CRICOS 091218F)

This course will train you to work in heavy vehicle road transport. You will gain the skills and knowledge to competently carry out service, repair and diagnostic procedures.

Career Opportunities

This apprenticeship course is designed for those currently employed in the automotive field wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge of heavy vehicle mechanics. Once completed you will receive an industry recognised qualification and skills. Job roles related to this qualification include: heavy commercial vehicle technicians.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.


Course Duration

This course can be studied 15 hours face to face and 5 hours online/distance per week.


Offered over 2 days per week to enable you more flexibility.


Course duration is 12 months, full-time study (includes 47 teaching weeks & 5 weeks Holidays depending on the date you commence your study). This course has 3 study periods of 15 weeks each approximately.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.

Can I apply?

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Maths and English (IELTS Score 5.5 or above). Should you not meet the IELTS score of 5.5 you must undertake a minimum of 6 months English Language Studies at OCT or another reputable English college.


Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrollment.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.


What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III courses. Further opportunities in the automotive industry may include certificate IV or diploma courses.

Study Options

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


 Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.


What will I study – Course Outline

Code Unit of Competence C/E
AURAEA2002 Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace C
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace C
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits C
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems C
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems C
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries C
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems C
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems C
AURHTB3001 Repair air braking systems C
AURHTD3002 Repair steering systems (heavy vehicle) C
AURHTD3003 Repair suspension systems (heavy vehicle) C
AURHTE3002 Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle) C
AURHTQ3003 Repair final drive – driveline (heavy vehicle) C
AURHTZ3001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems C
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations C
AURTTA2006 Service hydraulic systems C
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures C
AURTTC3003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems C
AURTTF2002 Service diesel fuel injection systems C
AURTTF3005 Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems C
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment C
AURTTQ2001 Service final drive assemblies C
AURHTX3001 Repair transmissions – manual (heavy vehicle) E(A)
AURETR3043 Service and repair electronic body management systems E
AURETR3044 Service and repair electronic drive management systems E
AURHTB3002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic braking systems E
AURLTD3006 Carry out wheel alignment operations E
AURHTQ3002 Repair final drive assemblies (heavy vehicle) E
AURHTX3004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems E
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives E
AURTTA3013 Repair hydraulic systems E
AURTTX2003 Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) E
AURTTD2002 Inspect and service steering systems E
AURTTD2004 Inspect and service suspension systems E
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines E
AURTTF3004 Repair diesel fuel injection systems E