- Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
- Study mode
- On Campus
- Part Time
- Part Time 3 years
- Starting Date
- February 2018
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.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship).
- Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician
Opportunities for Further Study
- Applicants must be correctly employed as an apprentice in the automotive industry and have a valid contract of training in place.
Course CostFor an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Fee Assistance.
VET Student LoansNot Applicable
1st year - $480 plus textbook (cost of which will be advised at time of enrolment), 2nd and 3rd years- $460 per year
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
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To attain this qualification a total of 36 units must be achieved; comprising 22 core units and 14 electives.
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Diagnose and repair charging systems
Diagnose and repair starting systems
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
Carry out servicing operations
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
Carry out diagnostic procedures
Diagnose and repair cooling systems
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service final drive assemblies
Note: Refer to Packaging Rules for detailed Elective requirements
Heavy Vehicle Manual Transmission
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions
General Elective Units
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
Inspect and service braking systems
Inspect and service air braking systems
Inspect and service steering systems
Inspect and service suspension systems
Inspect and service engines
Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service manual transmissions
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments.