Estimated completion time: 3 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This program is currently only available for Apprentices.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant machinery in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Automotive Service and Repair include:
- Mobile Plant Technician
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email email@example.com.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Pathways from the qualification
AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
Course information flyer(s)
CDU Domestic Entry Requirements
To gain entry into AUR31216 - Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology candidates require: A registered NT apprenticeship.
Students will need to wear work clothing suited to the automotive industry such as:
- Steel cap boots
- Safety glasses
- Protective clothing
Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Study Mode:On campus
Automotive and Civil
To achieve a CERTIFICATE III in MOBILE PLANT TECHNOLOGY a total of THIRTY-SIX (36) units of competency must be completed comprising TWENTY-TWO (22) Core and FOURTEEN (14) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1200.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||Hours|
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||25|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||20|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits||40|
|AURETR024||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems||50|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles||15|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems||30|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems||30|
|AURHTE002||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines||70|
|AURHTF002||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems||80|
|AURKTA005||Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems||30|
|AURKTA011||Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems||60|
|AURKTB001||Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems||40|
|AURKTD002||Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems||40|
|AURKTQ001||Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies||30|
|AURKTX001||Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions||50|
|AURTTA004||Carry out servicing operations||20|
|AURTTA006||Inspect and service hydraulic systems||20|
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures||20|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems||20|
|AURTTF005||Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems||15|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||20|
|AURTTX006||Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions||40|
|Total nominal hours for core units||765|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AURHTE001||Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies||35|
|AURKTD001||Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems||40|
|AURHTB001||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems||50|
|AURTTF002||Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems||20|
|AURHTQ003||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts||30|
|AURHTX004||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems||35|
|AURHTX001||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions||50|
|AURHTZ001||Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems||20|
|AURETR044||Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems||50|
|AURTTK001||Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace||15|
|AURTTC001||Inspect and service cooling systems||10|
|AURVTW001||Carry out manual metal arc welding on components||30|
|AURVTW009||Carry out basic gas metal arc welding||20|
|AURVTW018||Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting||30|
|Total nominal hours for elective units||435|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||1200|
Based on course nominal hours of 1200 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $4,080.00
Domestic Full Fees: $23,400.00
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.