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  • AUR31616

Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the automotive industry with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as a drivetrain technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Automotive Heavy Vehicle Repair Technician
  • Automotive Manual Transmission Drivetrain Technician
  • Automatic Transmission Drivetrain Technician
  • Drivetrain Repair Technician
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AUR31616 Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a dynamic career in the mechanical industry with this hands on course. This qualification will set you up with the practical skills required to become a drivetrain technician. Industry demand for specialised technical skills in these areas continues to grow in line with technological advancements.

In this course you will learn to service, diagnose faults, and repair components of drivetrains on heavy vehicles such as trucks, plant, and outdoor equipment. This course covers the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out diagnostic procedures, service and repair clutch assemblies, automatic transmissions, final drive assemblies, and driveline systems in heavy vehicles.

Successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as a qualified Drivetrain Repair Technician or Heavy Vehicle Repair Technician. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, this course will allow you to apply for a trade qualification.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTQ003
Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTQ001
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURTTQ002
Remove and refit driveline components
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTX003
Inspect and service automatic transmissions

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Common Electives
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURVTW009
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURHTQ002
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTD003
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURHTQ003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURETR044
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
Automatic Transmissions Electives
AURKTQ001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
AURKTX001
Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
AURTTX006
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURHTX003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmissions
AURTTX009
Overhaul automatic transmissions
AURTTX011
Overhaul torque converters
Manual Transmissions Electives
AURHTX001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTX004
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURLTX003
Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
AURLTX001
Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURTTQ004
Overhaul final drive assemblies
AURTTX008
Overhaul manual transmissions

Note: 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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • 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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

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.

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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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
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland