TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095727G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The heavy vehicle industry provides the opportunity to participate in a multi-skilled area driven by new technologies. Employers are searching for qualified workers with broad-based skills in vehicle diagnostics who have an in-depth understanding of vehicle systems.

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.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply to become a qualified heavy vehicle tradesperson and continue your career in the industry.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units.

International Students Only
You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Job Prospects

  • Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 20,000 for the entire course
Start date: 24 January 2022
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

Ashmore Campus

Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Gold Coast Queensland 4214

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101