Certificate III In Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Code: AUR31116
Study Area:

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

This course provides you with the theory component of a heavy commercial vehicle automotive apprenticeship. You will learn the knowledge, skills and applications required to begin a career as a heavy automotive vehicle tradesperson.

Start date: Rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolments

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Apprenticeship: Block release is available. You will attend classes for one week approximately every two months. Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 1pm. Non Apprentice: Program will be customised to suit your requirements.


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
  • Service Adviser

  • Satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. You must be at least 15 years old at the time of application.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of heavy commercial vehicles in the automotive service and repair sector.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Apprentices: AASN registration or interview. Non-apprentices: based on past experience.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written, oral or practical

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship/Trainee

Key study areas

Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines

Further study opportunities


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,858.60
Concession - average total course fee*$767.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$20,119.00
B.   Materials average fee**$590.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$1,180.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,858.60
Concession - average total course fee*$767.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$20,119.00
B.   Materials average fee**$590.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 24/02/2021 4:41 PM

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