Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Jobs and Skills WA: Automotive courses
Want a career fixing the big machines?

If you would like to work on commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses, agricultural or earthmoving machinery, the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology is for you!

You'll learn a range of knowledge and skills  including how to diagnose and identify faults across vehicle systems including engine, steering, hydraulic, ignition, braking and transmission; and service and repair the mechanical parts of heavy commercial vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering, and brakes. Training is delivered in a modern workshop with industry standard tools and equipment, on actual vehicles. 

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Automotive
National course code: AUR31120 | WA State ID: BGA2

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This is the spark you need to ignite a career in heavy machines.

From dump trucks, bulldozers, drilling rigs, to heavy plant machinery, heavy automotives need servicing just like any other automotive. Like with light vehicles, there are many parts that ensure the smooth operation of heavy vehicles. And with heavy machinery, it’s important to ensure that all parts are fully functional, from the cooling systems, the mechanical equipment, the engine, the steering and suspension systems, and even the electrical circuits. 

You will have the broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

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.

Are you looking for a spark to ignite a heavy career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the heavy vehicle industry.

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in the heavy automotive sector. You will have the skills and knowledge to carry out diagnostic procedures and undertake appropriate repairs, identifying and applying safe work practices in the heavy automotive industry. This course will expand your knowledge and practical skills specific to heavy commercial vehicles, including steering, braking and hydraulic systems.  (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). 

This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.




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