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


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the production of bus, truck and trailer and components manufacture. The qualification is suitable for entry into the automotive manufacturing industry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Operate load shifting equipment
  • Participate in workplace productivity improvement processes
  • Finish and paint vehicle body and part surfaces
  • Fabricate plugs
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
  • Monitor and maintain automotive equipment
  • Overhaul air braking system components
  • Assemble, install and test braking system kits
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service air braking systems
  • Install vehicle components
  • Replace and repair vehicle body panels and fittings
  • Test, modify and repair vehicle electrical circuits and systems
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Perform mechanical cutting
  • Inspect and service suspension systems
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Bond and repair fibreglass components
  • Assemble vehicle frames and axles
  • Machine Parts
  • Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging
  • Apply workplace technical quality standards
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Install and replace vehicle electrical units and assemblies
  • Paint vehicle chassis and panels
  • Apply trim to vehicle components
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Inspect suspension systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
  • Install or replace mechanical units and assemblies
  • Modify and repair chassis and frames
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Fabricate parts for vehicle sub-assemblies
  • Prepare materials for fabrication using jigs and fixtures
  • Rework vehicle paint faults
  • Perform gas metal arc welding
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Apply heavy vehicle standards
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Install fixed and moveable glass components on vehicles
  • Read and interpret work orders and working drawings
  • Assemble, install and test hydraulic system kits
  • Prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery
  • Perform manual metal arc welding
  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
  • Install and fit out components
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Assemble vehicle components
  • Manufacture and modify vehicle wiring harnesses
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Assemble, install and test pneumatic system kits
  • Prepare materials for fabrication using manual processes
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and determine requirements
  • Perform gas tungsten arc welding
  • Service vehicle after assembly
  • Perform wheel alignment operations
  • Provide customer service

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Glendale Campus No
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wetherill Park College No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wetherill Park College.

This is a Registration of Interest Offering Only. All courses and fees are subject to the 2021/2022 NSW Government Smart and Skilled contract. There may be a fee increase in Semester two 2021. You will be contacted and advised when the contract has been approved so that your enrolment can be finalised.

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