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Certificate III in
Mobile Plant Technology

Australian Skills Group

The AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology qualification is offered as an apprenticeship pathway and provides the skills and knowledge required to repair and maintain the mechanical systems and components of mobile plant vehicles and would suit those looking to become a mobile plant technician or diesel fitter. It would also be suitable for existing workers without a formal qualification looking to upskill or get recognised for their extensive industry experience.


The AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology qualification consists of 36 units:

22 Core Units

14 Elective Units (1 must be selected from Group A or B)

Core Units

  • AURAEA002: Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in anautomotive workplace
  • AURASA002: Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR012: Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR024: Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR025: Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR029: Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR030: Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURHTE002: Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • AURHTF002: Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • AURKTA005: Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
  • AURKTA011: Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
  • AURKTB001: Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
  • AURKTD002: Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
  • AURKTQ001: Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
  • AURKTX001: Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
  • AURTTA004: Carry out servicing operations
  • AURTTA006: Inspect and service hydraulic systems
  • AURTTA018: Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • AURTTC003: Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURTTF005: Diagnose and repair engine forced induction systems
  • AURTTK002: Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTX006: Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions

Elective Units

  • AURHTB001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
  • AURHTZ001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
  • AURHTE001 Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
  • AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
  • AURHTX004 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
  • AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURHTQ003 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
  • AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURTTB004 Inspect and service air braking systems
  • AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
  • AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
  • AURVTW003 Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems


Minimum Age: 17 Years


Up to 48 months

Delivery Model



A student Co-Contribution fee is required in accordance with QLD Government User Choice Policy.