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AUR31520

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Embark upon a dynamic career in the automotive industry with this hands on qualification. This course will give you the practical skills required to work as a qualified diesel engine technician.

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Course overview

Embark upon a dynamic career in the automotive industry with this hands on qualification. This course will give you the practical skills required to work as a qualified diesel engine technician.

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 openings expected over the next five years. 

This course will give you the practical skills required to perform mechanical work on diesel engines, fuel systems, and electrical systems in the automotive service and repair sector. You will also learn how to diagnose faults using specialised testing equipment for service and repair.

Successful completion of this course will give you the knowledge and practical skills required to work as a diesel engine specialist. If completed as part of an apprenticeship this course will also allow you to apply for a trade qualification.

What can I do?

  • Diesel Engine Specialist
  • Diesel Engine Technician

Course outcome:

AUR31520 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Specialised facilities

With a specialised training room for diesel systems, TAFE Queensland is the destination for hands-on learning in diesel engines. Workshops are equipped with the latest technology including engine and chassis dyno's as well as state-of-the-art wheel alignment and brake testing stations.

What you will study

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

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  • UNIT NAME

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  • 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

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  • AURASA102
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace.
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  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

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  • AURETR112
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR112
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems.
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  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits

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  • AURETR125
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR125
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures.
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  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

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  • AURHTE102
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTE102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the compression ignition engines of heavy vehicles.
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  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines

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  • AURHTF102
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTF102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the diesel fuel injection systems of heavy vehicles and machinery.
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  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems

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  • AURTTA104
    Carry out servicing operations
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    AURTTA104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out servicing operations.
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  • Carry out servicing operations

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  • AURTTA118
    Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
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    AURTTA118
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and carry out a diagnostic testing strategy on vehicles, vessels or machinery.
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  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

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  • AURTTE104
    Inspect and service engines
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    AURTTE104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service engines.
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  • Inspect and service engines

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  • AURTTK001
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
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    AURTTK001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store automotive measuring equipment. It involves selecting and maintaining measuring equipment, and using measuring equipment to determine length, width, angles, ovality, depth, out of square, clearances, run-out, pressure and temperature of automotive components and materials. It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry. This unit does not apply to electrical measuring equipment that measures voltage, resistance or current flow. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
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  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

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  • AURTTK102
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.
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  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

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  • AURTTM004
    Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
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    AURTTM004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to assemble a short engine block and sub-assemblies, and check clearances and tolerances in an engine reconditioning process. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct assembly procedure, carrying out the assembly and performing post-assembly testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engine blocks and sub-assemblies include those in vehicles from all sectors of the industry. This unit does not cover fitting semi-finished sleeves, or boring and honing cylinders. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
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  • Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies

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  • AURTTM008
    Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
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    AURTTM008
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to dismantle and evaluate an engine block and its sub-assemblies as part of an engine repair or reconditioning process. It involves preparing for the task, dismantling and evaluating the engine blocks and sub-assemblies, determining required repair action, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engine blocks and sub-assemblies include those in vehicles from all sectors of the industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
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  • Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies

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  • AURTTM011
    Recondition engine cylinder heads
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTM011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to recondition engine cylinder heads as part of an engine reconditioning process.
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  • Recondition engine cylinder heads

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
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BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology (AUR31520)

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Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR31520
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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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

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

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.

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
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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