Interested in a career in the heavy automotive industry?
Undertaken as part of a 4 year 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 qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.
^ 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.
Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.
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(opens in a new tab) ; for information on RPL click here(opens in a new tab) .
Learners are required to attend the face-to-face classes and practical workshops in blocks over 3 years.
|National ID||Unit title|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
|AURASA102||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR112||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURETR122||Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems|
|AURETR124||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems|
|AURETR125||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
|AURETR129||Diagnose and repair charging systems|
|AURETR130||Diagnose and repair starting systems|
|AURHTB101||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems|
|AURHTD102||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle steering systems|
|AURHTD103||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle suspension systems|
|AURHTE102||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines|
|AURHTQ103||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts|
|AURHTZ101||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems|
|AURTTA006||Inspect and service hydraulic systems|
|AURTTA104||Carry out servicing operations|
|AURTTA118||Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies|
|AURTTC103||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURTTF102||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems|
|AURTTF105||Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems|
|AURTTK102||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTQ001||Inspect and service final drive assemblies|
|National ID||Unit title|
|AURHTB002||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems|
|AURHTF102||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems|
|AURHTJ106||Remove, inspect, repair and refit heavy vehicle tyres and tubes|
|AURHTQ102||Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies|
|AURHTX101||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions|
|AURHTX104||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems|
|AURHTY001||Inspect and service mechanical connections of heavy vehicles and trailers over 4.5 tonnes|
|AURTTA113||Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems|
|AURTTE104||Inspect and service engines|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTX103||Inspect and service automatic transmissions|
|AURTTZ102||Diagnose and repair exhaust systems|
|AURVTW018||Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting|
|AURVTW101||Carry out manual metal arc welding on components|
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) .
Students can progress into this qualification through courses AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation(opens in a new tab) or AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology(opens in a new tab) .
Our estimated fees are based on:
- Full time study in 2023
- A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
- For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website
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.