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AUR31120 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Outline

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 Monthly intakes are available. Please contact the admissions team for further information.International Students: +613 9450 0500

Local Students: 131389

Delivery mode classroom-based;
  • Domestic: 70 weeks
  • International: 70 weeks including 10 weeks break

Entry Requirements

International Students

The entry requirements for international students:

  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Completed year 11 or equivalent
  • A minimum score of 5.5 – IELTS, 46 – TOEFL, 42 – PTE, 47 CAE score or equivalent

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound is written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, and Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and the internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

Training Package

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

election interview.


  • Domestic: 60 weeks
  • International: approximately 70 weeks including 10 weeks of break.
  • 20 hours per week (full-time delivery).
  • You will be expected to put in 5 to 6 hours per week of self-paced learning when you enrol in a full-time course.
  • The duration of the course may vary based on the mode of delivery i.e. classroom-based, work-based, full-time or part-time, etc.

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary depending upon the number of contact days per week.

Units of study

Unit Code Unit Name Class Hours
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 20
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 44
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 28
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 28
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines 80
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 40
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 20
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 60
AURHTZ101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems 60
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies 20
AURHTQ103 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts 40
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20
AURHTB101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems 52
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 68
AURHTD102 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems 40
AURHTD103 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems 40
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 40
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 20
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20
AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems 20
AURTTX102 Inspect and service manual transmissions 20
AURHTX104 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems 40
AURHTX101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions 60
AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 80
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems 20
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems 20
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations 20
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections 20
Total 1200

Assessment Methods

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.


Pathways into the qualification

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20512 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40812 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 performing mechanical work in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include: Heavy commercial vehicle technicians.

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. Example: Mark has been working as a motor mechanic in a workshop for 5 years, he never did get around completing his qualification, his employer asks him to complete his Certificate III in Automotive, but he wasnʼt keen to study. In this case scenario, MITT can help Mark through the process and he could complete his qualification in less than a year.

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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, as we will accommodate dates to suit students’ needs.

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