Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology - AUR31520

Ashton College

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03142F

This qualification 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Hallam Automotive International: $14,400 No
Northcote Automotive International: $14,400 No

Fee comments

Campuses: Hallam Automotive, Northcote Automotive.

Government funding available to eligible applicants

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