Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology - AUR31516

Australian Careers Education Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03219A

This qualification is part of the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of tasks on a variety of diesel engines and associated systems in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.


  • 28 units: 14 core
  • 14 elective


  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Test engines using a dynamometer
  • Maintain engine lubrication systems
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • Inspect and service CNG fuel systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Recondition engine cylinder heads
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair CNG fuel systems
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
  • Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • Perform brazing and or silver soldering
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

Study information

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Brunswick East No information available Yes No information available

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