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  • AUR31220

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Gain the skills and knowledge to repair and service heavy mobile plant equipment used widely in the mining, construction, earthmoving and agricultural industries. Complete this qualification as part of an apprenticeship to become a qualified mobile plant technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Mobile Plant Technician
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AUR31220 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Complete your apprenticeship qualification to become a qualified mobile plant technician. Gain the skills and knowledge required to repair and service heavy mobile plant equipment used widely in the mining, construction, earthmoving and rural industries.

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. 

Learn how to repair and replace electrical and electronic circuit systems, diagnose and repair engines and engine components such as tracked type drive and support systems, repair mobile plant braking systems, fluid power and steering systems, drive assembles, and transmissions. Our industry-expert teachers will show you how to apply your new skills and knowledge to practical tasks to carry out these diagnostic and repair procedures.

Successful completion of this qualification as part of your apprenticeship allows you to apply to become a qualified mobile plant tradesperson and continue your career in the industry.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 27 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR125
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA104
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA105
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA118
Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTK102
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURETR124
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR129
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR132
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETK002
Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURHTD103
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle suspension systems
AURHTE102
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF102
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTQ102
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTQ103
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTZ101
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURKTA005
Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURKTA111
Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
AURKTB101
Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD101
Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
AURKTD102
Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTQ101
Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTR101
Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems
AURKTX101
Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURLTB103
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURNTA001
Inspect, service and repair forklift mast assemblies
AURNTB101
Diagnose and repair forklift hydraulic braking systems
AURNTD101
Diagnose and repair forklift hydrostatic steering systems
AURTTA012
Fabricate and install fluid power hose assemblies
AURTTA113
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTB004
Inspect and service air braking systems
AURTTB101
Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE104
Inspect and service engines
AURTTF102
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF105
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX106
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURVTW018
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW101
Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
AURVTW109
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
Payment options

Payment options

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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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 stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland