Oceania College of Technology

AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology

Oceania College of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 097421K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of light vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry.

The Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle and mobile plant service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

Automotive heavy vehicle diesel fuel technicians

How will I Be Assessed?

Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will be conducted.

What will I study

Environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Basic electrical circuits
Compression ignition engine management systems
Heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
Heavy vehicle emission control systems
Diagnostic procedures
Diesel fuel injection systems
Overhaul diesel fuel injection system components
Engine forced-induction systems
Measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
Servicing operations
Hydraulic systems
Cooling systems
Exhaust systems
Heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
Bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives


After achieving AUR31416 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology, candidates may undertake further training, pathways from this qualification include AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications

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Course opportunities

Start date: October 2021
January 2022
April 2022
Duration: 65 weeks
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane campus

110 Beatty Road
Brisbane Queensland 4108

Entry criteria

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Math’s and English and/or equivalent to (IELTS Score 5.5 or above).
Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrolment.


Oceania College of Technology
Sydney campus
Level 4/1 Fitzwilliam Street Sydney New South Wales 2150