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  • AUR31516

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Embark upon a dynamic career in the automotive industry with this hands on qualification. This course will give you the practical skills required to work as a qualified diesel engine technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Diesel Engine Specialist
  • Diesel Engine Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Embark upon a dynamic career in the automotive industry with this hands on qualification. This course will give you the practical skills required to work as a qualified diesel engine technician.

The automotive industry in Australia is experiencing steady growth in line with the growing number of vehicles on the road. Employment opportunities are emerging in automotive diagnostic, servicing, repair, and maintenance roles.

This course will give you the practical skills required to perform mechanical work on diesel engines, fuel systems, and electrical systems in the automotive service and repair sector. You will also learn how to diagnose faults using specialised testing equipment for service and repair.

Successful completion of this course will give you the knowledge and practical skills required to work as a diesel engine specialist. If completed as part of an apprenticeship this course will also 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
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURHTE002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF002
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTM004
Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM008
Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM011
Recondition engine cylinder heads

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURETK002
Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR017
Overhaul charging system alternators
AURETR018
Overhaul starting system motors
AURETR020
Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURHTZ001
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURVTW003
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURHTX004
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURMTE001
Test engines using a dynamometer
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURVTW001
Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
AURVTW009
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding

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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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 stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee-free, here’s how. 

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:   

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
  • enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12 
  • live permanently in Queensland.  

For more information visit the Australian Apprenticeship Centre for more information.

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