Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology
Course Code: AUR31520 | CRICOS Code: 107912D



Delivery Mode

Blended and Workshop Training


94 Weeks

Course Description

COURSE CODE : AUR31520 | CRICOS CODE : 107912Dnrt logo Certificate in Diesel Engine Technology

This qualification reflects the role to perform a wide range of tasks on different diesel engines and associated systems within the automotive industry.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

Blended and Workshop Training


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000.

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54, Parramatta Road,
Forest Lodge NSW 2037.

Adelaide Campus
Level 3, 45 Grenfell Street,
Adelaide SA 5000.

Course Fee/Duration

Course Duration: 94 weeks

Course Fee: AUD $22,500 (includes Workshop training, Materials & Administration Fee)


This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the Signet purpose-built workshop and computer laboratory. The program will be delivered over 94 weeks (holiday inclusive, and 2 days (7 hours each) per week Online learning) and 1 day (6 hours – self-paced structured e-learning).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

Entry Requirements


  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency


28 units of competency are required for this qualification, including: 14 core units and 14 elective units

Core Units – 14
AURAEA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURASA102Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURHTE102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTM004Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM008Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM011Recondition engine cylinder heads
Elective – 14
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURLTJ113Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURAMA001Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTJ011Balance wheels and tyres
AURLTJ102Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURTTX102Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURLTE105Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
AURTTL001Inspect and service CNG fuel systems
AURTTL102Diagnose and repair CNG fuel systems
Qualification Pathways


After successfully completing Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology, students may apply for the:

Career Pathways

Successfully completing this course may enable you to work as a: Diesel Engine Technicians.

  • Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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