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  • AUR31916

Certificate III in Elevating Work Platform Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Develop your mechanical skills and gain a qualification to progress your career as an elevating work platform technician with this practical, entry-level course focused on cherry pickers, scissor and boom lifts.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Elevating Work Platform Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR31916 Certificate III in Elevating Work Platform Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop your mechanical career by specialising in elevating work platform technology with this practical, entry-level course focused on cherry pickers, scissor and boom lifts. Set yourself up for career advancement as an elevating work platform technician. Industry demand for specialised skills in elevating work platforms and other equipment continues to grow with technological advancements.

You will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to perform a broad range of tasks on many elevating work platforms and associated systems. You will cover topics including fuel and engine systems, hydraulic lift systems, electrical and electronic systems, radio control, battery control, as well as brakes, steering and transmissions. Industry experienced teachers will provide all the support you need to succeed.

Upon completion of this course you will have the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as an elevating work platform technician.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 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
AURHTQ002
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTQ003
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURLTB003
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA013
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001
Inspect and service braking systems
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
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.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
AURKTB001
Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
AURKTD002
Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
AURKTR001
Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTX006
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
RIIHAN301D
Operate elevating work platform

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • 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

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