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AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

National ID: AUR30516 | State ID: BAC8

An apprentice Automotive Technician - Marine Light is involved in working mainly on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors, they can be trailer mounted and pull behind a car or moored in the river, ocean or a marina.

As a Automotive Technician - Marine Light you must be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to the various types of marine engines
- adjust, test and repair engines, transmission, fuel systems, hydraulic steering systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, propellers and boat trailers
- use testing equipment and/or refer to manufacturers' specifications and manuals
- dismantle faulty assemblies, repair or replace worn or damaged parts and reassemble, adjust and test the repaired mechanism
- perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and tune-ups
- advise customers on work performed, general vessel conditions and future repair requirements

This apprenticeship training program comprises on and off the job components, with training blocks of four weeks twice a year for 2.5 years. Block release times are negotiated with industry to minimize the impact on peak workplace production.

During the block release, all candidates undertake training and assessment and competency results are signed off in the training record book.

When the candidate returns to industry, learning is reinforced in the workplace to further develop the candidate’s skills and increase proficiency. The employer also signs off – that the candidate has undertaken tasks in the workplace.

The Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

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
Job opportunities

  • Marine motor repairer

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Fremantle Campus - Classroom-Apprenticeship


Fees and charges


When All year round
Where Fremantle Campus
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
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