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AUR30416

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

Take the next step in your mechanical career by specialising in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Enhance your career by becoming a specialist in servicing agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on entry-level qualification. This course will provide the practical skills and technical knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks as an agricultural mechanic or technician.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified 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. 

You will be taught a broad range of skills required to perform mechanical work on agricultural vehicles and equipment by industry-experienced professionals. You will learn about safety, environment and communications, electrical/electronic systems, engine service and repair, transmission, cooling systems, clutches and braking systems, and diesel fuel systems. Our large-scale workshops are equipped with the latest industry technology, and deliver an exceptional hands-on learning experience.

Upon completion of this course, you will be qualified to service and repair farm vehicles and equipment. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, this course also allows you to apply for a trade qualification.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Agricultural Mechanical Technician

Course outcome:

AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural 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

Our learning spaces are more than just classrooms. They include simulated working environments which will develop your practical skills and prepare you for real-world situations while under the supervision of qualified, industry-experienced professionals.

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
  • AURACA001
    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURACA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify customer needs and enquiries, and provide effective information and advice when supplying automotive products and services. It applies to those working in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • AURHTF002
    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURHTF002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the diesel fuel injection systems of heavy vehicles and 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 the automotive service and repair industry. The diesel fuel injection systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, marine vessels or mobile plant machinery. The unit does not apply to electronic compression ignition engine management systems. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems

  • 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
  • AURKTA011
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTA011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the hydraulic systems of mobile plant. 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 mobile plant hydraulic systems include those in 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 mobile plant hydraulic systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTB001
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTB001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the braking systems of agricultural machinery and mobile plant 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 the automotive service and repair industry. The braking systems include those in 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 mobile plant braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTD002
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTD002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the steering systems of mobile plant. 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 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 mobile plant steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTQ001
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTQ001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in the final drive assemblies of mobile plant. 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 final drive assemblies include those in 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 mobile plant final drive assemblies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTX001
    Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTX001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults in powershift transmissions. 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 powershift transmissions include those in 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 powershift transmissions

  • 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
  • AURTTA005
    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives in the automotive vehicle industry. It involves preparing for the task, selecting and using sealants and adhesives, preparing and installing bearings, seals and gaskets, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry, It includes agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicle, 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
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology (AUR30416)

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Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR30416
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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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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 stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

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Greater Brisbane
This course is offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) only.

The cost of the RPL will vary depending on the number of units of competency you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or training required. You will be provided with an approximate cost for your unique situation when you apply.

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR30420 - Certificate III in Agricultural 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.

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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

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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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