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AUR31120 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

National ID: AUR31120 State ID: BGA2
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Interested in a career in the heavy automotive industry?

Undertaken as part of an apprenticeship, this qualification enables participants to become a heavy diesel mechanic, servicing and repairing trucks, buses and earthmoving equipment in the automotive industry.

Throughout this course, participants will apply their practical skills, while gaining an understanding of how to inspect and service engines, test, use and maintain equipment, and diagnose and repair a range of mechanical problems. You will gain the knowledge to ensure the smooth operation of heavy vehicles and heavy machinery.

Training is delivered in a modern workshop facilities with industry standard tools and equipment, on actual vehicles.

Throught the course you will gain skills in:

  • Workplace safety fundamentals 
  • Communication skills 
  • Repair electrical circuits, charging and ignition systems 
  • Repair steering, hydraulic braking, suspension, cooling systems and engines in heavy vehicles 
  • Servicing operations 
  • Diagnostic test strategies 
  • Heavy vehicle tyres and tubes repairs, drive assemblies
  • Heavy vehicle transmissions, clutch, drive shafts 

You want to specialise in the heavy automotive industry, enjoy working with machinery, and like hands on, practical work.


This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

This qualification can only be obtained by fulfilling the obligations of an apprentice under a training contract, or a person seeking recognition of prior learning (RPL) under s60I of the VET Act. For information on becoming an apprentice click here, for information on RPL click here.

Learners are required to attend the face-to-face classes and practical workshops in blocks over 3 years.

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanical
  • Mine work
  • Civil Mechanic

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit Labour Market Insights(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 3 Years
When Available all year
Where Pundulmurra Campus
How Apprenticeship
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On campus
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Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $0.00 $1,200.00
Concession $400.00 $0.00 $400.00

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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