AUR31216 - Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of mobile plant vehicles in the automotive service and repair industry. It is suitable for entry into the mining, construction and agricultural environment.

Job roles and employment outcomes

The Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive heavy vehicle service and repair sector.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • mobile plant technician

  • diesel fitter.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 36 units of competency, consisting of:

  • 22 core units


  • 14 elective units, of which:

  • up to 14 elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below

  • up to 6 elective units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.


Core units

Common – Environment

AURAEA3003 - Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry

Common – Health and Safety

AURASA2002 - Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic

AURETR2012 - Test and repair basic electrical circuits

AURETR3024 - Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems

AURETR3025 - Test, charge and replace batteries

AURETR3029 - Diagnose and repair charging systems

AURETR3030 - Diagnose and repair starting systems

Mechanical – Heavy Vehicle – Technical – Engines

AURHTE3002 - Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle)

Mechanical – Mobile Plant – Technical

AURKTA3005 - Inspect, service and repair tracked type drive and support systems

Mechanical – Mobile Plant – Technical – Brakes

AURKTB3001 - Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems

Mechanical – Mobile Plant – Technical – Steering and Suspension

AURKTD3002 - Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems

Mechanical – Mobile Plant – Technical – Driveline and Final Drives

AURKTQ3001 - Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies

Mechanical – Mobile Plant – Technical – Transmission

AURKTX3001 - Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical

AURTTA2004 - Carry out servicing operations

AURTTA2006 - Service hydraulic systems

AURTTA3013 - Repair hydraulic systems

AURTTA3018 - Carry out diagnostic procedures

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Cooling Systems

AURTTC3003 - Diagnose and repair cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Fuel Systems

AURTTF3004 - Repair diesel fuel injection systems

AURTTF3005 - Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Tools and Equipment

AURTTK2002 - Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Transmission

AURTTX3006 - Repair transmissions (hydrostatic)


Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.