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Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology


Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Cricos Course Code: 103597J

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of tasks on a variety of diesel engines and associated systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

  • Course Duration & Intake Dates
    This qualification will be delivered over 90 weeks including 82 weeks of training and assessment and 8 weeks of holidays.

    Note that supplementary classes will be scheduled, and attendance required, should additional classes be required to allow for classes missed as a result of public holidays, or other interruptions, and/or for students who require further training and/or reassessment or additional support.

    • Every 10 weeks (January – April – July and October)
    • Contact OCT staff for further information
  • What will I study?
    Total number of 28 units are required for the award of the AUR31520 – Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology.

    Core units: 14 units

    Elective units: 14 units, of which:

    • all 14 units may be from the elective units listed in the AUR31520 qualification.
    • up to 5 units may be from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

    Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

    Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/ Elective
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
    AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
    AURHTE102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition enginesCore
    AURHTF102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systemsCore
    AURTTA104Carry out servicing operationsCore
    AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategiesCore
    AURTTE104Inspect and service enginesCore
    AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURTTM004Assemble engine blocks and sub-assembliesCore
    AURTTM008Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assembliesCore
    AURTTM011Recondition engine cylinder headsCore
    AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
    AURAMA001Work effectively with others in an automotive workplaceElective
    AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systemsElective
    AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systemsElective
    AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systemsElective
    AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systemsElective
    AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsElective
    AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assembliesElective
    AURHTX104Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systemsElective
    AURHTZ101Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systemsElective
    AURMTE101Test engines using a dynamometerElective
    AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesivesElective
    AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systemsElective
    AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systemsElective
  • Entry Requirements
    Although the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements for this training product.

    OCT has the following entry requirements in place for international students:

    ·       be at least 18 years of age.

    ·       participate in a course entry interview (pre-enrolment review) to determine suitability of the course and additional support needs.

    ·       undertake OCT’s ACSF LLN assessment.

    English Language Requirements:

    Prospective learner must have taken any of the following test types and achieved the minimum score in the last three (3) years.

    Test Type Score or levelMinimum score and at least 10 weeks ELICOSMinimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
    TOEFL internet-based test463532
    Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)423630
    Occupational English TestB for each test componentN/AN/A

    *ELICOS – English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

    You are not required to provide evidence of English language requirement if one of the following applies to you:

    ·       you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK*, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

    ·       you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

    ·       you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course

    ·       you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland

    ·       in the 2 years before applying for enrolment, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

    Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

    Conditions of Entry:

    For international students, it is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, you must provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500).

    Physical Requirements

    The physical requirements of an auto mechanic can be very demanding and it is expected that you will have reasonable level of fitness to perform the following tasks:

    ·       Constant hand function (fine and gross) and lifting waist to overhead and carrying up to 2kg

    ·       Frequent standing, forward reaching, overhead reaching and static neck postures;

    ·       Frequent lifting from floor to overhead and carrying from 2kg to 15kg;

    ·       Frequent pushing and pulling;

    You are required to discuss your capabilities in the above areas and any concerns you have during the course entry interview.

  • Study Assessment and Pathway
    OCT operates on a rolling intake timetable. Although no units in this qualification have any pre-requisites, OCT has adopted a stage based rolling intake where all students must complete the units in the initial stage listed below prior to merging these students with older students in ongoing classes. OCT runs these units on an ongoing basis depending on student enrolments and commencements. Students can commence their course in any of the following units and in any order. Once, the students have completed the following units they will be merged with older students. Each student will be provided with their individual training and assessment plan outlining their timetable.

    ·       AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

    Required Textbook: Jones and Bartlett Learning (CDX Automotive):

    ·       Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines by Gus Wright

    Textbooks are available in the library for you to read in your own time. However, you will be required to buy your own from McGraw Hill to ensure you always have access to the textbook. OCT can arrange the textbook for you, please get in touch with student support if you need assistance with this.

    You will be provided with your own apprentice toolkit which you will be required to bring to all practical classes. You will also be provided with a uniform which must be worn for all workshop days.

    You must buy your own Safety Boots and bring them to each practical class. You will be provided with a timetable that will identify the days you will be attending workshop-based training and assessment.

    Student Support Services
    OCT has a range of Student Support Services available for you. Please refer to your student handbook for details on available Student Support Services.
    Assessment System
    Units are assessed individually via a range of assessment methods: Written Assessment, Verbal Questioning and Practical Demonstrations observed directly by the assessor.
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)
    THE RTO offers all students the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Please refer to our RPL and CT policy and procedure in the Student Handbook and/or Website.

    Assessment Appeals
    Students can make an appeal against any assessment decision by following the Complaints and Appeals Policy outlined in the Student Handbook and our website.

    All appeals and complaints will be dealt with following the Complaints and Appeals Procedure.

  • Course Price

    Contact Oceania College of Technology or your education agent for prices, promotional offers and incentives that may be available.

    Ph: 1800 623 2642 Email:

    Payment plans are available with weekly, monthly, term or semester payment options.