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AUR30420

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 Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
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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:

AUR30420 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 15 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURACA101
    Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURACA101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs and enquiries and provide effective information and advice when supplying automotive products and services.
  • 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
  • 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
  • AURETR129
    Diagnose and repair charging systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR129
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair charging systems. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR130
    Diagnose and repair starting systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR130
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair starting systems. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTA111
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTA111
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTB101
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTB101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the braking systems of agricultural machinery and mobile plant machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTD102
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTD102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTQ101
    Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTQ101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the final drive assemblies of mobile plants.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURKTX101
    Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
    UNIT CODE :
    AURKTX101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in powershift transmissions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions

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

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTF102
    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTF102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection 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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Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology (AUR30420)

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Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR30420
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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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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.

Need to know

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.

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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