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AUR30816

Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a motorcycle mechanic with this hands-on, entry-level course.

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NEXT INTAKE Apprenticeship: Hervey Bay Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Boost your career in the motorcycle service and repair industry with this entry-level course that will set you up with the mechanical skills you need to succeed. This course is an excellent starting point to gain experience and employment in the motorcycle industry.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics (including motorcycle 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. 

This course covers the skills required to service and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles such as the engine, fuel system, transmission, suspension system and braking system. You will learn diagnostic procedures to determine faults, and how to repair and service a variety of motorcycle parts including engines and engine components, cooling systems, clutch assemblies, braking, steering and suspension systems, and more. Our industry-experienced professionals will deliver this hands-on training in our world-class workshops equipped with the latest materials and technology.

Successful completion of this course will provide the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a motorcycle mechanic or technician. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, it will also allow you to apply for a trade qualification.

What can I do?

  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
  • Motorcycle Mechanic

Course outcome:

AUR30816 Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

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.

Industry-standard facilities

The large-scale automotive training facilities at TAFE Queensland are equipped with the latest technology for hands on learning including new truck and car donations from Iveco, Mack, Kenworth, Komatsu, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler and Holden.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

  • 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
  • AURETR023
    Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR023
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the spark 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. Spark ignition engine management 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 spark 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
  • AURETR031
    Diagnose and repair ignition systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR031
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the ignition 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 ignition 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 ignition 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
  • AURTTB001
    Inspect and service braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTB001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service braking systems according to manufacturer specifications. 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 braking systems include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery, outdoor power equipment or trailers. The braking systems may be hydraulic, air over hydraulic, air, mechanical, or hand and parking braking systems. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service braking systems

  • 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
  • AURTTE004
    Inspect and service engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTE004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service engines. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the engine, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the engine, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engines include those of agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, mobile plant or motorcycles. The unit does not apply to outdoor power equipment engines. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF001
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service petrol fuel systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the fuel 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 petrol fuel 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 petrol fuel systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF006
    Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the petrol carburettor 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 petrol carburettor systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. The unit does not apply to the electronic control of petrol fuel systems. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor 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

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTQ003
    Inspect and service drive shafts
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTQ003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service vehicle drive shafts. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the drive shaft for damage or abnormal wear, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the drive shaft, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The drive shafts 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 drive shafts

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
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Atherton
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Cairns
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Innisfail
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CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bowen
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Charters Towers
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Mount Isa
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Burdekin
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Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
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Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology (AUR30816)
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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. 

Payment plan

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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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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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
  • Notepad and Pen 
  • Protective clothing 
  • Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE Queensland
  • Access to the textbook Modern Motorcycle Technology 2017 by Edward Abdo.
  • This textbook is available for loan from TAFE Queensland's library network or can be purchased from Cengage 
  • All persons having long hair will wear hair protection when working with or around moving machinery or whilst in designated areas of operation
Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR30816 - Certificate III in Motorcycle 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.

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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