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AUR30520 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

AUR30520 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

National ID AUR30520 State ID BGA8
Shape your future as a Marine Light Technician with SM TAFE!

Dive into a hands-on apprenticeship servicing pleasure craft. Learn on and off the job, with four-week training blocks biannually over 2.5 years. Gain expertise in inboard/outboard motors for trailers or moored crafts.

Your skills will be reinforced in the workplace, signed off by both trainers and employers, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

image of boat engine servicing below deck

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


When Continuous enrolment.

Study Mode Apprenticeship.

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.

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 minimise 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.

  • 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

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All year round


When All year round
Where Fremantle
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
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURRTE008 Install marine engines, controls and instruments
AURRTR007 Install marine electrical systems and components
AURRTR106 Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems
AURTTE001 Apply knowledge of engine science
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
National ID Unit title
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURRTC101 Diagnose and repair marine exhaust and cooling systems
AURRTD101 Diagnose and repair marine steering systems
AURRTE002 Inspect and service marine outboard engines
AURRTE003 Inspect and service marine inboard engines
AURRTE106 Diagnose and repair marine outboard engines
AURRTE107 Diagnose and repair marine inboard engines
AURRTF001 Diagnose and repair petrol and diesel marine fuel systems
AURRTX103 Diagnose and repair marine outboard and stern drive transmissions
AURTTA010 Service and repair trailers up to 4.5 tonnes
AURTTA113 Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faults
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTF106 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

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