Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology – AUR32512
An Underbody Technician will primarily carry out minor and major vehicle servicing as well as fault diagnosing and repairing braking, steering and suspension systems.
This qualification lends itself particularly to the inspection, service and repair of all passenger Light vehicle and 4WD tyres, rims and associated components.
With your trade qualification in hand, you could work for a wide range of companies across Australia in interesting locations and work environments. As a qualified underbody technician your role could vary from being part of a team for a large workshop to working for a small business.
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.
What will I study?
Certificate III apprenticeships are completed within 36 – 48 months with assessment conducted on the job by an OCT trainer on a regular and agreed schedule.
Alternatively, Australian School-based Apprenticeships are available for students in Year II and Year 12 who would like to gain a vocational and technical qualification while completing school studies. Training and assessment requirements are determined in consultation with the student, their school and employer.
Can I apply?
You are eligible to apply for this course if you are 15 or older and one of the following: are a high school student, employed in the field, or have been offered an apprenticeship.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Underbody 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.
|Code||Unit of Competence||Core/Elective|
|AURAEA3003||Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry||Core|
|AURASA2002||Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURLTB3003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems||Core|
|AURLTD3004||Repair steering systems (light vehicle)||Core|
|AURLTD3005||Repair suspension systems (light vehicle)||Core|
|AURLTJ2001||Select tyres and rims for specific applications (light)||Core|
|AURLTJ2002||Remove, inspect, repair and fit tyres and tubes (light)||Core|
|AURLTJ2003||Remove, inspect, and refit light vehicle wheel assemblies||Core|
|AURLTQ3002||Repair final drive – driveline (light vehicle)||Core|
|AURTTA3018||Carry out diagnostic procedures||Core|
|AURTTJ2001||Balance wheels and tyres||Core|
|AURTTK2002||Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment||Core|
|AURTTZ2002||Repair exhaust system components||Core|
|AURAFA2003||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|AURETR2012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits||Elective|
|AURETR3025||Test, charge and replace batteries||Elective|
|AURETR3036||Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems||Elective|
|AURLTD3006||Carry out wheel alignment operations (light vehicle)||Elective|
|AURLTX3003||Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems||Elective|
|AURTTB2001||Inspect and service braking systems||Elective|
|AURTTD2002||Inspect and service steering systems||Elective|
|AURTTD2004||Inspect and service suspension systems||Elective|
|AURTTQ2003||Service final drive (driveline)||Elective|
|AURTTX2005||Inspect and service clutch systems||Elective|
|AURETR3032||Repair electrical systems||Elective|
|AURETR3029||Diagnose and repair charging systems||Elective|
|AURTTA2004||Carry out servicing operations||Elective|
|AURTTA3018||Carry out diagnostic procedures||Elective|
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.