Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology – AUR31114

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 are required to be assessed in this program, to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards/modules. Assessment may include a combination of written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be informed in advance about the assessment procedure and criteria. There will also be opportunity for appeal and reassessment and you will be provided with this information.

Course Duration

The nominal duration to complete qualification is 12 months full time. If this training is part of an apprenticeship the nominal duration is 36 to 48 months. As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply for this course if you are 15 or older and are 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 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.


Course Units

Code Unit of Competence C/E
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry Core
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Core
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries Core
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURHTB3001 Repair air braking systems Core
AURHTD3002 Repair steering systems (heavy vehicle) Core
AURHTD3003 Repair suspension systems (heavy vehicle) Core
AURHTE3002 Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle) Core
AURHTQ3003 Repair final drive – driveline (heavy vehicle) Core
AURHTX3001 Repair transmissions – manual (heavy vehicle) Core
AURHTZ3001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA2006 Service hydraulic systems Core
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTC3003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTF2002 Service diesel fuel injection systems Core
AURTTF3005 Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems Core
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment Core
AURTTQ2001 Service final drive assemblies Core
AURETR3043 Service and repair electronic body management systems Elective
AURETR3044 Service and repair electronic drive management systems Elective
AURHTB3002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic braking systems Elective
AURHTD3004 Carry out wheel alignment operations (heavy vehicle) Elective
AURHTQ3002 Repair final drive assemblies (heavy vehicle) Elective
AURHTX3004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTA3013 Repair hydraulic systems Elective
AURTTA3014 Assemble and install pneumatic systems and components Elective
AURTTD2002 Inspect and service steering systems Elective
AURTTD2004 Inspect and service suspension systems Elective
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines Elective
AURTTX2002 Inspect and service transmissions (manual) Elective