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.
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.
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) .
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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.