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AUR31316

Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning

Set yourself apart and advance your career in the automotive industry with this technical engine reconditioning qualification.

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Course overview

Get equipped with the practical skills to work as an engine reconditioner in the automotive service and repair industry. Whether you are a new employee or existing worker, this course will upgrade your skills to set up and operate machinery for reconditioning vehicle components.

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

In this course you will learn to undertake pre-repair operations such as diagnosis, dismantling engines and evaluating components, conducting test procedures, overhauling engines, and rebuilding and reclaiming engine components. Industry experienced teachers are ready to prepare you for a future in the automotive industry.

Through successful completion of this course you will attain a broad range of knowledge and practical skills to work as an automotive engine reconditioner or continue your studies at a higher level.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Engine Reconditioner

Course outcome:

AUR31316 Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning

World-class facilities

The large scale automotive training facilities at TAFE Queensland include workshops equipped with the latest technology including new truck and car donations from Iveco, Mack, Kenworth, Komatsu, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler and Holden. In addition, there are engine and chassis dyno's, state-of-the-art wheel alignment and brake testing stations for use in hands-on training.

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
  • 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
  • AURMTA007
    Conduct non-destructive testing
    UNIT CODE :
    AURMTA007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to perform non-destructive testing on vehicle components and materials. It involves preparing for non-destructive testing, testing components and materials in order to determine component suitability and serviceability, and completing workplace processes. It applies to those working in the motor sport industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct non-destructive testing

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTE001
    Apply knowledge of engine science
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTE001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply knowledge of the construction and operation of engines and their components during engine repair or reconditioning activities. It involves identifying engine components and describing their function. 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
  • Apply knowledge of engine science

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK001
    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

  • 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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  • AURTTM002
    Repair bearing tunnels and connecting rods in engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTM002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to repair bearing tunnels and connecting rods in engines. It involves preparing for the task, line boring and honing engine bearing tunnels, repairing connecting rods to specifications and workplace requirements in an engine reconditioning process, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engine components 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Repair bearing tunnels and connecting rods in engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTM004
    Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies

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  • AURTTM007
    Carry out crankshaft grinding
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTM007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out grinding operations on engine crankshafts to specific under sizes. It involves preparing for the task, determining crankshaft damage and required repair action, preparing and using grinding machines to grind crankshafts to specifications, tolerances and workplace requirements, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The crankshafts 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
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out crankshaft grinding

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTM008
    Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTM009
    Fit sleeves and bore and hone engine cylinders
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTM009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to fit sleeves to restore engine cylinder blocks and to bore and hone the sleeves to specific tolerances. It involves preparing for the task, assessing damage and determining required repair action, boring, sleeving and honing engine cylinders, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The engines 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
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fit sleeves and bore and hone engine cylinders

  • UNIT CODE
  • 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recondition engine cylinder heads

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  • AURTTW003
    Carry out machining operations
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTW003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to carry out machining operations on a range of automotive components to specific tolerances. It involves preparing for the task, selecting the correct machining operation, setting up and machining components to specifications, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It also involves restoring surface finishes and tolerances, and aligning components. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The machining operations apply to those using lathes, and milling or surface grinding machines. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
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  • Carry out machining operations

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Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning

COURSE CODE: AUR31316
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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

Work wear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Students who do not meet these minimum standards of work wear and PPE will not be permitted entry into workshops.    Protective clothing – long cotton drill trousers, and short or long-sleeved cotton drill shirt
Eye protection – must comply with AS1336 or AS1337 
Protective footwear – safety toe, leather upper, non-slip – must comply with AS2210 
Hair protection – peak cap with a snood capable of fully containing hair  

General equipment 
Training Record Book 
Calculator (scientific) 
Pen – blue/black/red 
Notebook 
Pencil – HB and 2H 
Eraser 
Sharpener 
Yellow highlighter
USB stick (recommended)

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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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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