Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology – (AUR31220)

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Course Duration

2 Years

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Study Mode

Flexible – online, onsite, on campus

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A Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology is a perfect next step for a mechanic or engineer looking to break into the mining industry. With our interest-free payment plans at the Outsource Institute, you can grow your career without delay. 

Get the training you need with our industry-experienced trainers, giving you the knowledge, confidence and skills you need to succeed. Contact our admissions team to be ready for the next intake.

What You’ll Learn During a Mobile Plant Technology Course

Studying to attain a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology teaches you everything you need to know to be ready for a career in mining mechanics for excavators, dozers, graders, mining trucks and more. You’ll learn how to safely and accurately diagnose, service and repair mobile plant equipment, including mining and civil construction equipment. 

With more than 23,000 jobs expected to be created in plant mechanics over the next five years, it’s an in-demand industry needing your skills. Study today and advance your career with confidence.

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Cert. 3 in Mobile Plant Technology Course Details

    Career Opportunities
    Course Eligibility

    With this qualification, you will have career opportunities to become a:

    Mobile Plant Technician

    Automotive Forklift Mechanic or Repair Technician

    Elevated Work Platform Technician

    Diesel Fitter

    Earthmoving Equipment Technician

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    As an apprenticeship-based course, students must:

    • Be undertaking an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships under state funding are required by the relevant state funding authority to:
      • Be employed in an industry workplace.
      • Have access to workplace equipment as part of their training and assessment, and;
      • Have access to workplace supervisors as part of their training and assessment.
    • Have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills. At the Outsource Institute, we assess students’ ACSF levels and determine any necessary support requirements to ensure you can be successful in your studies. 

    All fee-for-service students must be employed with access to a relevant workplace. Industry experience is not necessary. Students do not need access to a supervisor, but may be a supervisor themselves.

    Students must hold pre-requisite units prior to commencing particular units in these qualifications. Current information about the prerequisite units can be found on the qualification information on training.gov.au.

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    Units Of Competency

    Elective Unitsd
    • 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
    • AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
    • AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    • AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
    • AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
    • AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
    • AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
    • AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
    • AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
    • AURKTB101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
    • AURKTD102 Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
    • AURKTQ101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
    • AURKTX101 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
    • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
    • AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems
    • AURTTA118 Carry out diagnostic procedures
    • AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    • AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced induction systems
    • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    • AURTTX106 Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
    • AURKTD101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
    • AURKTR101 Diagnose and repair electronic over hydraulic control systems
    • AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
    • AURTTC001 Inspect service cooling systems
    • AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
    • AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
    • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
    • AURTTE005 Overhaul engines
    • AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
    • AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies
    • AURTTX102 Inspect and service manuals transmissions
    • AURTTX103 Inspect and service automatic transmissions
    • AURTTX104 Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions
    • AURTTZ102 Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
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    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Students with supporting evidence or prior education or work experience may be eligible for Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). These credits or units can be used to reduce your study load or shorten your course duration. Once enrolled, you can contact Student Support to arrange an assessment for eligibility with our dedicated trainers.

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    Assessment Methods

    This course takes students through both practical and theory assessments. You’ll be required to answer questions requiring your own thoughts and input from concepts learned. You’ll also work on theory-based projects to give you real-world experience, also helping you build your portfolio of digital assets to use when applying for jobs or demonstrating competency.

    Interest-Free Payment Plans Available for Mobile Plant Technology Students

    Looking to study a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology but worried about the fees? Worry no more with our interest-free payment plans and flexible payment options, available for students of the Outsource Institute.

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