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AUR31116 | 095727G

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

This course will qualify you to become a heavy vehicle mechanical technician working on trucks, buses, earthmoving equipment or agricultural machinery.

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TIME 4 years / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$20,000

Course overview

This qualification is essential to become a heavy commercial vehicle technician. Successful completion of this course will allow you to become a qualified tradesperson servicing and repairing trucks, buses, earth-moving equipment, or tractors and other farming machinery.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics (including diesel mechanics) grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the near future with around 23,000 job opening expected over the next five years. 

In this course you will apply your practical skills and gain underpinning knowledge of how to diagnose problems, repair and service a range of systems and components of heavy vehicles and equipment. You'll repair and service engines, transmissions, cooling, steering and suspension systems, electrical circuits and systems, hydraulic and air braking systems, and diesel fuel injection systems. You will also apply your skills and knowledge to complete heavy vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply to become a qualified heavy vehicle tradesperson and continue your career in the industry.

What can I do?

  • Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Course outcome:

AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Industry-standard equipment

With over $60 million invested in our automotive training equipment and facilities, you can be assured you'll have access to the latest industry-standard equipment at TAFE Queensland. Our Brisbane facilities feature engine and chassis dynamometers, brake tester, suspension shaker and a common rail diesel simulator. They also house full hydraulics and pneumatics laboratories.

Trade skills assessment and gap training program

If you can demonstrate substantial competency in this qualification, you may be able to access funding for recognition of prior learning and gap training through the Trade Skills and Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT) program. TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) for this program. Only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

International Students Only
You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA002
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident. It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR012
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR012
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the circuit, repairing the circuit, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The basic electrical circuits include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR022
    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR022
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in dynamic control systems of vehicles. These systems include the functions of a vehicle electronic braking control module (EBCM), such as anti-lock braking, brake assist, descent control, electronic brake force distribution, electronic park brake, hill start assist, stability control, traction control and active roll-over protection. The unit involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. Vehicle dynamic control systems include those in heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles or motorcycles. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR024
    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR024
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the electronic compression ignition engine management systems of vehicles or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. Compression ignition engine management systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR025
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR025
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the battery to determine serviceability, charging, jump-starting, removing and replacing, and undertaking the final retesting of batteries, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The batteries include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR029
    Diagnose and repair charging systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR029
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the charging systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The charging systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR030
    Diagnose and repair starting systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR030
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the starting systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in an automotive service and repair industry. The starting systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURHTB001
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTB001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the air braking systems of heavy vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The air braking systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURHTD002
    Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTD002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the steering systems of heavy commercial vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The steering systems include those in heavy commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURHTD003
    Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTD003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the suspension systems of heavy commercial vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The suspension systems include those in heavy commercial vehicles. This unit does not apply to agricultural machinery or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURHTE002
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTE002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in heavy vehicle compression ignition engines. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The compression ignition engines include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, mobile plant machinery or marine vessels. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURHTQ003
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTQ003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in heavy vehicle drive shafts. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Drive shafts include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURHTZ001
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTZ001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the emission control systems of heavy vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The emission control systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels or mobile plant machinery. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA004
    Carry out servicing operations
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out servicing operations. It involves preparing for the task, identifying lubricant requirements, servicing and adjusting vehicle and machinery, reporting the inspection findings, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The servicing operations include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out servicing operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA006
    Inspect and service hydraulic systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service hydraulic systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the system, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The hydraulic systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. This unit is not intended for drive systems, power steering or hydraulic braking systems. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service hydraulic systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA018
    Carry out diagnostic procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA018
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out diagnostic procedures on vehicles, vessels or machinery. It involves confirming the existence of a fault, choosing the appropriate diagnostic procedure and tools, applying the diagnostic procedure, and reporting conclusions. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTC003
    Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTC003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the cooling systems of vehicles. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The cooling systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF002
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the fuel injection system for leaks, inspecting the air filter, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the system, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The diesel fuel injection systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF005
    Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in engine forced-induction systems. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct diagnostic procedure, carrying out the diagnosis and the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Forced-induction systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK002
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace. It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTQ001
    Inspect and service final drive assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTQ001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service final drive assemblies. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the assembly, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the assembly, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The final drive assemblies include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service final drive assemblies

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Ashmore
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $20,000
Ashmore
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $20,000
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Ipswich
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BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
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Ashmore
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
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Roma
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Warwick
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Toowoomba
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Dalby
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Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
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WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $20,000
Ashmore
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $20,000

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Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31116)
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
While there are no entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland requires you to be indentured as an apprentice with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.


International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • Learners entering this course must be at least 18 years of age;
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

Placement

International Students
If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. To ensure you gain a broad range of practical experience, thus further enhancing your theoretical learning at TAFE, you will be placed in a range of industry relevant settings ranging from automotive dealerships to small, medium and large general automotive repairers.

TAFE Queensland will assist in arranging suitable placements. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. 

You’ll be provided with a vocational placement diary which includes workplace forms. Once you’ve achieved competence for each workplace task, a workplace form needs to be completed and signed off by the workplace supervisor and registered training organisation instructor. These workplace tasks have a direct link to your learning outcomes and assessment requirements. Your vocational placement diary is reviewed on a monthly basis by a member of the TAFE Automotive Teaching Team.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 400 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR31120 - Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, as of 12 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 December 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

International Important Information

There will be an additional cost for text books.

You may be required to hold a valid driver's licence to study this course.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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