AUR31120 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

This Certificate III apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in the automotive heavy commercial vehicle service and repair sector.

Upon completion of this qualification, you will become a qualified heavy commercial vehicle technician.

In this course you will apply your practical skills and gain underpinning knowledge of how to diagnose problems, repair and service a range of systems and components of heavy vehicles and equipment. You'll repair and service engines, transmissions, cooling, steering and suspension systems, electrical circuits and systems, hydraulic and air braking systems, and diesel fuel injection systems. You will also apply your skills and knowledge to complete heavy vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections.

Axial’s qualified trainers will help students understand the theoretical and practical aspects of the course to support their success.

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Study ModeWorkplace Training
Total Units36 (22 Core + 14 Elective)
Duration of CourseUp to 48 months
RecognitionNationally recognised training
Start DateEnrol anytime

Entry requirements


Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.


Career outcomes

With your trade qualification in hand, you could work for a wide range of companies across Australia in interesting locations and work environments.

As a qualified heavy vehicle technician your role could vary from being part of a team for a large workshop to working for a small business.

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Course units

Pathways to further study

If your goal is to progress to higher level skills or management, this certificate course will provide a solid foundation upon which to progress into the following;

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology
  • Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

A State Government set ‘Student Contribution Fee’ applies for this apprenticeship. See more here

Acknowledgement to Country

The Axial Training community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we gather each day. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.