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AUR30820

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:

AUR30820 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 13 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
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR131
    Diagnose and repair ignition systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR131
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the ignition systems of vehicles, vessels or machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTB101
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTB101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the braking systems of motorcycles. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTD103
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle suspension systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTD103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair motorcycle suspension systems. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle suspension systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTD104
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTD104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair motorcycle steering systems. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTE101
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTE101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the engines of motorcycles. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTE103
    Inspect and service motorcycle engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTE103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service motorcycle 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service motorcycle engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTE104
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle engine management systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTE104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the motorcycle engine management systems of motorcycles. 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle engine management systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTQ102
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle driveline systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTQ102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the driveline systems of motorcycles. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle driveline systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTR102
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle charging systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTR102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair motorcycle charging systems. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle charging systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTR103
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle starting systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTR103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair motorcycle starting systems. The systems used vary based on the work context. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle starting systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTR104
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle dynamic control systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTR104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair motorcycle dynamic control systems. These systems include the functions of a motorcycle electronic braking control module (EBCM), such as anti-lock braking, traction control, anti-dive control and front wheel lift control.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle dynamic control systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTX101
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle clutch systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTX101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the clutch systems of motorcycles. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle clutch systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURJTX102
    Diagnose and repair motorcycle manual transmissions
    UNIT CODE :
    AURJTX102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the manual transmissions of motorcycles. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair motorcycle manual transmissions

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA118
    Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTB101
    Inspect and service braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTB101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service braking systems according to manufacturer specifications.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTC103
    Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTC103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the cooling systems of vehicles. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF101
    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service vehicle petrol fuel systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF106
    Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF106
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the petrol carburettor systems of vehicles. The systems used vary based on the work context. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

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Hervey Bay
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Atherton
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
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BLOCK TRAINING
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Innisfail
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MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bowen
Apprenticeship
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Charters Towers
Apprenticeship
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Mount Isa
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Burdekin
Apprenticeship
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Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
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Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology (AUR30820)
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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. 

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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

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
  • 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. 

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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