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AUM30218 Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer

National ID: AUM30218 | State ID: BEE4

This qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge used in the automotive manufacturing (bus, truck and trailer) sector. You will learn skills in preparing materials for fabrication using jigs/fixtures and manual processes, conducting mechanical cutting operations, performing various types of welding operations, mounting and assembling components and modifying or rectifying chassis/frame and associated components. You will also learn to contribute to workplace relationships and processes, provide customer service and participate in improving workplace productivity.

Vehicle construction and repair is a diverse trade requiring a broad range of skills. Vehicle Construction and Repair workers manufacture, modify and repair a wide range of purpose built heavy and light commercial vehicle bodies, trailers, chassis and components. These include buses, vans, tipping bodies, cabs, semi trailers, mining vehicles, heavy haulage, light vehicles, tankers, recovery vehicles and personnel carriers. Trades people in this industry use a vast variety of materials such as steel, aluminium, sheet metal, plastic, fiberglass, wood, rubber, glass and box sections and channel. They will weld (gas metal arc and electric arc welding) fit, bolt, rivet and glue these materials as well as install axles, suspension, brakes, wheels, hydraulic, pneumatic, lighting and electrical systems as required.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


This course is available as an apprenticeship.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the job role opportunities such as Automotive Manufacturing Technician, Vehicle Body Builder Technician, Coach Builder Technician or progression to a higher level qualification that may lead to gaining employment in a supervisory or management role.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Thornlie Campus - Classroom-Apprenticeship


Fees and charges


Duration 24 months
When All year round
Where Thornlie Campus
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
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Page last updated July 22, 2019