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

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

National ID AUM30218 State ID BEE4
Build your career in vehicle construction and repair

Vehicle construction and repair is a diverse trade requiring a broad range of skills.  Manufacture, modify and repair heavy and light commercial vehicles, trailers, chassis and components. 

Learn job-ready skills such as preparing materials for fabrication, mechanical cutting and welding using a variety of materials. 

AUR31120 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology


When Continuous enrolment.

Study Mode Apprenticeship.

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. You will also learn to contribute to workplace relationships and processes, provide customer service and participate in improving workplace productivity.


  • prepare materials for fabrication using jigs/fixtures and manual processes
  • conduct mechanical cutting operations
  • perform various types of welding operations
  • mount and assemble components
  • modify or rectify chassis/frame and associated components

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All year round


When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Apprenticeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 


National ID Unit title
AUMATK002 Prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery
AUMATK013 Monitor and maintain automotive equipment
AUMGLM011 Apply heavy vehicle standards
AUMGQA001 Apply workplace technical quality standards
AUMGTA011 Read and interpret work orders and working drawings
AUMGTM005 Read and interpret engineering drawings and determine requirements
AUMGTW001 Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging
AUMGTW002 Perform mechanical cutting
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
National ID Unit title
AUMGCA001 Provide customer service
AUMGTB011 Assemble, install and test braking system kits
AUMGTM001 Assemble vehicle components
AUMGTM002 Assemble vehicle frames and axles
AUMGTM006 Assemble, install and test hydraulic system kits
AUMGTM008 Bond and repair fibreglass components
AUMGTR002 Manufacture and modify vehicle wiring harnesses
AUMGTS001 Prepare materials for fabrication using jigs and fixtures
AUMGTS002 Prepare materials for fabrication using manual processes
AUMGTS004 Fabricate parts for vehicle sub-assemblies
AUMGTW003 Perform manual metal arc welding
AUMGTW004 Perform gas tungsten arc welding
AUMGTW005 Perform gas metal arc welding
AUMGTY002 Install vehicle components
AUMGTY003 Modify and repair chassis and frames
AURTTD003 Inspect suspension systems
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck

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