Do you dream of working with massive machines like dozers, graders and heavy-duty vehicles? Get the wheels turning and take the first step to becoming a Mobile Plant Mechanic - you'll get skilled in figuring out how the big machines run, finding faults and restoring equipment back to smooth working order.
This course is a nationally recognised Apprenticeship which will provide you with the hands-on training you need to become trade qualified specialising in diesel fitting and plant mechanics.
Be introduced to engineering and manufacturing fields and gain the skillset to service and repair mechanical systems of heavy mobile equipment including earthmoving, agricultural and industrial machinery used in sectors such as mining and civil construction.
You'll complete your Apprenticeship under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson as you learn to diagnose faults in plant machinery and identify the repairs to be made, along with the solutions to rectify and prevent problems. You'll be equipped with key trade fundamentals such as interpreting technical drawings, taking engineering measurements, performing computations and using hand and power tools.
Get trained in areas such as maintaining electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant, facilitating maintenance on combustion engines, how to fix batteries, diagnosing and rectifying braking systems and drive line, maintaining steering systems and much more.
Your Apprenticeship can open up doors to a world of exciting employment options within metal, engineering, manufacturing, civil construction and mining industries, from iron ore mines in the Pilbara to local opportunities - your skills will be in-demand. You'll be well on your way to roles such as Heavy-Duty Fitter, Diesel Mechanic, or Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.
Gain these skills:
• interpret technical drawing
• undertake manual handling
• perform engineering measurements
• perform computations
• work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
• organise and communicate information
• assist in the provision of on-the-job training
• use hand and power tools
• diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
• diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
• apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
• diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
• diagnose and rectify braking systems
• maintain steering systems
• diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
- interpret technical drawing
- undertake manual handling
- perform engineering measurements
- perform computations
- work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
- organise and communicate information
- assist in the provision of on-the-job training
- use hand and power tools
- diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits
- diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant
- apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks
- diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment
- diagnose and rectify braking systems
- maintain steering systems
- diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more