InTech Institute of Technology

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

InTech Institute of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091638G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Course Overview

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.

What you’ll learn:

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 28

  • 14 core units
  • 14 elective units

Mandatory Units:

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURHTE002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF002 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002 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

Suggested Elective Units:

AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURTTA009 Carry out pre-repair operations
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
MEM18028B Maintain engine lubrication systems
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTE005 Overhaul engines
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways: On successful completion of this course, a student can find employment as a qualified diesel mechanic. This qualification prepares you to perform mechanical work in the diesel engine service and repair industry. You may find a career as an:

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Light vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Automotive Heavy Diesel Fuel Technician
  • Diesel Engine Technician
  • Forklift technician
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technician
  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
  • Heavy commercial vehicle technician
  • Agricultural Mechanical Technician

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 20,000 for the entire course
Start date: September 2021
January 2022
April 2022
Duration: 107 week delivery, including term breaks.
Study mode: Full time

InTech Institute of Technology

Brisbane Campus
21 Parkview Street Brisbane Queensland 4064

Entry criteria

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and
  • have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course.

English Proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (academic test version) or TOEFL PBT score of 530 or TOEFL CBT score of 197 or TOEFL;
  • IBT overall score 71 ( No band less than 70) or equivalent


InTech Institute of Technology
Brisbane Campus
21 Parkview Street Brisbane Queensland 4064