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AUM30218

Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer

Complete this apprenticeship course to become a qualified vehicle body builder and progress your career in the automotive manufacturing industry.

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Progress your career with this apprenticeship qualification to become a qualified automotive body builder. You may be involved in the manufacture of buses, trucks, trailers or specialised vehicles such as emergency services vehicles.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for vehicle body builders and trimmers is set to remain steady with around 2,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic.

This course provides you with the technical skills to safely and effectively replace and repair bus and vehicle body panels and fittings, and install and fit out components for buses, trucks and trailers. Learn how to apply your skills in fabrication of components including welding, fiberglassing and other manufacture techniques. You'll also discover how to assemble, install and test hydraulic system kits and overhaul air braking systems. Our industry-expert teachers will help you consolidate your on-the-job learning with underpinning skills and knowledge.

Successful completion of this course as part of your apprenticeship will allow you to apply for recognition as a qualified tradesperson in the manufacture of vehicle bodies.

What can I do?

  • Vehicle Body Builder
  • Automotive Manufacturing Technician (Bus, Truck and Trailer)

Course outcome:

AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer

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. Eligibility criteria apply.  Learn more.

Recognition of experience

Skills and knowledge you have already gained working in the automotive manufacturing industry can be recognised through TAFE Queensland's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can use RPL to have your existing skills taken into account and earn your qualification sooner.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 17 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMATK002
    Prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMATK002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery in automotive manufacturing. It involves the application of skills and knowledge at a production worker level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMATK013
    Monitor and maintain automotive equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMATK013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to monitor and maintain automotive tools, equipment and machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor and maintain automotive equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMGLM011
    Apply heavy vehicle standards
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMGLM011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to locate, interpret and apply Australian Design Rules (ADR), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements, Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) regulations, and Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 (VSB6) National Code of Practice - Heavy Vehicle Modifications.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply heavy vehicle standards

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMGQA001
    Apply workplace technical quality standards
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMGQA001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect completed vehicle production work against job specifications and workplace technical quality standards. It applies to those in an automotive workplace and involves the application of skills and knowledge at a technician level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply workplace technical quality standards

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMGTA011
    Read and interpret work orders and working drawings
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMGTA011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to read and interpret a work order and working drawings in automotive manufacturing processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret work orders and working drawings

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMGTM005
    Read and interpret engineering drawings and determine requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMGTM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to determine production processes and materials from engineering drawings and specification sheets. It applies to individuals in an automotive manufacturing environment and involves the application of skills and knowledge at a specialist level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and determine requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMGTW001
    Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMGTW001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging operations. It applies to those in the automotive industry and involves the application of skills and knowledge at a production worker level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging

  • UNIT CODE
  • AUMGTW002
    Perform mechanical cutting
    UNIT CODE :
    AUMGTW002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to prepare and operate mechanical cutting equipment. It applies to those in an automotive environment and involves the application of skills and knowledge at a production worker level.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform mechanical cutting

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAFA003
    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAFA003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to communicate in an automotive workplace. It involves communicating effectively by conveying and receiving information using verbal and non-verbal techniques and correct automotive technical terminology. 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
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAMA001
    Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAMA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to work effectively with a range of people in an automotive workplace. It involves identifying own and others’ job roles, communicating appropriately, working in shared tasks, and dealing with issues, problems and conflicts. 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
  • Work effectively with others 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

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Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer

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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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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information

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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 stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • 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. 

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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