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AUR31120 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Outline

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of heavy commercial vehicles within the automotive service and repair sector.

Course code AUR31120
Start date Please refer to the course intake dates provided below
Delivery mode Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom), and Workshop simulation.
  • Domestic: 70 weeks
  • International: 70 weeks (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)


    ** Please note: Duration in weeks may vary depending upon the amount of contact days per week. Duration may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements.

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. For inquiries regarding additional requirements, international and domestic students are encouraged to reach out to us either by phone at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500, or by visiting contact page.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.


Pathways into the qualification

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40820 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Employment or occupational pathway

This course is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing mechanical technology service and repair tasks in the automotive industry.  Occupational title for this position is Automotive Mechanic.

Assessment Methods

MITT utilises a range of assessment methods to assess student skills and competencies. These are as outlined below:

  • Question and answer/written assessment tasks
  • Practical demonstration and observation of skills in a simulated environment (as applicable)

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway. For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session. Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of MITT’s reassessment policy.

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Course Intake Dates

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
International Students 8th 15th 15th 7th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


Units of study

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 36 units,

consisting of 22 core and 14 elective units

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)


Unit Code Unit Name  
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace  
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace  
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace  
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles  
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits  
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems  
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems  
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems  
AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines  
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems  
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems  
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems  
AURHTZ101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems  
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies  
AURHTQ103 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts  
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems  
AURHTB101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems  
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems  
AURHTD102 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems  
AURHTD103 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems  
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations  
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies  
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace  
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives  
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines  
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems  
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions  
AURHTX104 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems  
AURHTX101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions  
AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems  
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems  
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems  
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems  
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace  
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations  
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections  


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.