Certificate III in automotive diesel engine technology

AUR31520 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology CRICOS Code: 112609B


Duration: 62 Weeks


Entry requirements:


  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed year 12(HSC or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5.5 IELTS Score Internationally recognized exam result in line with Department of Home Affairs regulations


Qualification Description This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.


Packaging Rules

This qualification requires completion of 28 units of competency as detailed below:


  • 14 core units plus
  • 14 elective units:
  • all 14 units may be from the elective units listed below
  • up to 5 units may be from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
  • Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome. 



AURAEA002    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

AURASA102    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

AURETR112    Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR125    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

AURHTE102    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines

AURHTF102    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems

AURTTA104    Carry out servicing operations

AURTTA118     Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

AURTTE104    Inspect and service engines

AURTTK001    Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

AURTTK102    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AURTTM004    Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies

AURTTM008    Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies

AURTTM011    Recondition engine cylinder heads

AURAFA103    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

AURAMA001    Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace

AURETR124    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

AURETR128    Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

AURETR129    Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR130        Diagnose and repair starting systems

AURETR132    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems

AURTTA105    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

AURTTF102    Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

AURTTB101    Inspect and service braking systems

AURLTB103    Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

AURLTD104    Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

AURTTJ011    Balance Wheels and Tyres

AURLTJ102    Remove, inspect repair & refit light vehicle tyres and tubes




This program will be delivered over a period of 62 weeks 20 hours per week by 47 teaching weeks and 15 weeks of holidays.


Credit Transfer

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through professional work experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. All claims for RPL and Credit Transfer should be made upon enrolment in the course and must be received by the Administration within two (2) weeks of the commencement.


Study Mode

Face to face classroom, Practical training and assessment is completed in Automotive Workshop.


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include the following:


  • observations
  • case study
  • projects
  • assignments
  • presentations
  • role play
  • quiz
  • supervised assessment
  • practical observation
  • work based Training




On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with AUR31520 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.


Pathways from the qualification


Study Pathways

After achieving the AUR31520 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology, candidates may choose to undertake AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications.


Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:


  • Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Repair Technician
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic


Course Fee

Tuition fee: – $20,000

Application fee: – $500 (Non-Refundable)

Resources: – $200 (Text books)


Student Kit: – $500 (Uniform Kit)

  • Eye protection – for example, spectacles/goggles, shields, visors
  • Hearing protection – for example, ear muffs and plugs
  • Hand protection – for example, gloves and barrier creams
  • Foot protection – for example, shoes/boots
  • Head protection – for example, helmets, caps, hoods, hats


Total course cost: – $ 21,200

Overseas Student Health Cover $550 per Annum Approximately

Family Overseas Student Health Cover $5000 per Annum Approximately

2023 Application Form

Student Information Booklet

Total number of Students in this course : 3

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