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Trade up for a career in mechanical technology

This course will qualify you to overhaul, service and repair the mechanical parts of road transport vehicles such as the engine, transmission (clutch, gear box and differential) and the suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres). You will learn how to carry out diagnostic procedures; repair and service cooling systems; diagnose, test and repair basic electrical circuits and systems; fix steering and brakes, including hydraulic braking systems; inspect and repair diesel fuel injection systems and engine forced induction; and perform wheel alignments. The course is delivered in workshops, the classroom and in a simulated learning environment. Course details

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

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Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Study Engineering at TAFE

Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work



Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Ashmore Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Wednesday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Placement

The objective of vocational placement (480 hours over two years) is to better familiarise students in real workplace settings for, Certificate III in Automotive Heavy Vehicle Technology, with people who work in the occupation of the Automotive Heavy Vehicle fields. The greater the practice of skills during vocational placement, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes.

Students will be placed in a range of industry relevant settings ranging from automotive dealerships to general automotive repairers small, medium and large in order to give the student a broad range of practical experience thus further enhancing their theoretical learning at TAFE.

The industry placement is coordinated by a member of the TAFE automotive teaching team who regularly monitors the range of vocational experience being gained by reviewing the student's vocational placement diary on a monthly basis.  Each student is provided with a vocational placement diary with workplace forms which need to be completed and signed off by the workplace supervisor and registered training organisation instructor when the student has achieved competence for each workplace task. These workplace tasks have a direct link with learning outcomes and assessment requirements. Students return these completed workplace forms, and workplace rosters on a monthly basis to the International Students' Workplace Coordinator.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 36 units:

Core Competencies: 22
Elective Competencies: 14

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Core
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR020 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems Core
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURHTB001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems Core
AURHTD002 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems Core
AURHTD003 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems Core
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines Core
AURHTQ003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts Core
AURHTZ001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems Core
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Core
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems Core
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Core
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems Core
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems Core
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies Core
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURETU005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURHTB002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems Elective
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems Elective
AURHTQ002 Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies Elective
AURHTX001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions Elective
AURHTX004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems Elective
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems Elective
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems Elective
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines Elective
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTZ002 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Ashmore, Gold Coast $18,000 2 Years

Additional costs

There will be an additional cost for text books.

Outcome

AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology 095727G

Job prospects

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician

Daniel Jeong

Auto Mechanical

Since I was a kid I always liked cars. My favourite thing I’ve learnt is engines. Engines are like the hearts of cars; they are very complicated and precise. TAFE Queensland gives us the opportunity to do practical placement in a real workshop. As a student here, you get to do lots of really great things rather than just sitting inside reading books.

Daniel Jeong
Auto Mechanical
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via theOrientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 11 October 2017

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