AUR31116 - Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Downtime for heavy vehicles is a costly predicament, trusted apprenticeship training is crucial. Keep the wheels turning with the people who know the ins and outs of heavy vehicle training – CQUniversity.


On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit


Duration of apprenticeship



36 units


Increased knowledge of communication in the workplace

This qualification is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include heavy commercial vehicle technicians.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Apprentices (User Choice)


Duration of apprenticeship

AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURHTE002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTB001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
AURHTQ003Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
AURHTD002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
AURHTD003Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
AURHTZ001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTB006Inspect, service and repair auxiliary braking systems
AURTTA005Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines
MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURHTE001Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURHTB002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
MEM05050BPerform routine gas metal arc welding
AURHTQ002Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
AURHTB007Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle electronic braking systems
AURHTX004Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURHTX001Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURHTJ003Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
No information available at this time.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students mus be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Increased knowledge of communication in the workplace

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$18,828.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$523.00 (2021)
Fee for service$19,980.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$555.00 (2022)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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