AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification intends to both prepare new employees and to also recognise and develop the skills of existing employees working in the earthmoving sector. The qualification will provide you with an ability to perform a broad range of servicing and repair tasks on a variety of mobile plant machinery and equipment. These operations may include servicing and repairing mechanical parts such as engines, transmissions, suspension, cooling systems, brakes and track type drive and support systems. We are continuing to see rapid advances in this sector and in response to this technicians are becoming more specialised in their areas of work.


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to service and repair mobile plant machinery, specifically in the role of a mobile plant mechanical technician.


Further training pathways from this course include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling, AUR40416 Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement and AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Course Delivery

Apprentices are signed up for 4 years however this package is competency based meaning some apprentices may complete in less time. Practical tasks will be carried out in the workshop, practical tasks may be assessed on-site where appropriate for some units. The program will be delivered over a period of 208 weeks. Block release (weekly). 7 week block releases, 5 days, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday.

Entry Requirements

Must be employed as a apprentice then each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $30.00
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $48.00
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50 $60.00
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $18.00
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $36.00
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $36.00
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines 70 $84.00
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 80 $96.00
AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems 30 $36.00
AURKTA011 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60 $72.00
AURKTB001 Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems 40 $48.00
AURKTD002 Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems 40 $48.00
AURKTQ001 Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies 30 $36.00
AURKTX001 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions 50 $60.00
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations 20 $24.00
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20 $24.00
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20 $24.00
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $24.00
AURTTF005 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15 $18.00
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURTTX006 Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions 40 $48.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $48.00
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50 $60.00
AURETU002 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10 $15.00
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $30.00
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35 $42.00
AURHTB001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems 50 $60.00
AURHTE001 Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies 35 $42.00
AURHTQ003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts 30 $36.00
AURHTX001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions 50 $60.00
AURHTX004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems 35 $42.00
AURHTZ001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems 20 $24.00
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $24.00
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20 $24.00
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20 $24.00
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15 $18.00
AURVTW001 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components 30 $36.00
AURVTW009 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding 20 $24.00
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30 $36.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Apprenticeship $4,685
Apprenticeship Concession $2,032
RPL Government Subsidised $2,371
RPL Concession $474
RPL Self-funded $3,556
Self-Funded $7,655

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice
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