AUR31220 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 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling and Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Course Delivery

Full-Time Apprentices are signed up for 4 years, however this package is competency based, meaning some apprentices may complete in less time. Students signed into a School-Based Apprenticeship arrangement may be signed up for a longer duration as agreed upon with their employer and apprenticeship provider. Practical tasks will be carried out in the workshop, practical tasks may be assessed on-site where appropriate for some units. Block release (weekly). 7 x 1 week block releases (less for SBA students), 5 days.

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Apprentices must have a registered training contract agreement with their employer. Victoria: Must be employed as an Apprentice and have an Epsilon registration. NSW: Must be employed as an Apprentice and have a NSW state training registration.

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 $0.00
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $0.00
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $0.00
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20 $0.00
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20 $0.00
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $0.00
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 20 $0.00
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $0.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $0.00
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50 $0.00
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $0.00
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $0.00
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50 $0.00
AURETU102 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10 $0.00
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $0.00
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35 $0.00
AURHTB101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems 50 $0.00
AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines 70 $0.00
AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 80 $0.00
AURHTQ103 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts 30 $0.00
AURHTX101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions 50 $0.00
AURHTX104 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems 35 $0.00
AURHTZ101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems 20 $0.00
AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems 30 $0.00
AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60 $0.00
AURKTB101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems 40 $0.00
AURKTD102 Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems 40 $0.00
AURKTQ101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies 30 $0.00
AURKTX101 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions 50 $0.00
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $0.00
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $0.00
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20 $0.00
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20 $0.00
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15 $0.00
AURTTX106 Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions 40 $0.00
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30 $0.00
AURVTW101 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components 30 $0.00
AURVTW109 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding 20 $0.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $0.00
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

Government Subsidised $5,625
Concession $2,265
Apprenticeship $5,000
Apprenticeship Concession $2,140
RPL Government Subsidised $3,575
RPL Concession $715
RPL Self-funded $4,767
Self-Funded $6,816

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
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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice
2023 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice