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



Delivery Mode

Face to Face and Workshop practical training


94 Weeks

Course Description


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.

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

Face to Face and Workshop practical 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: 

  • Tuition fee: $20000
  • Material fee: $2250
  • Enrolment fee: $250
  • Total fee: $22500

Note: Prices are subject to change at the discretion of SIGNET INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA.

Intake dates

January, April, July, October

January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


18 years or older upon commencement of the course.

Required to have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enroll for this qualification.

Required to have successfully met one of the English requirements:

    – IELTS: 5.5 (no band below 5.0)

    – TOEFL iBT: 69-79 (no band below 14)

    – TOEFL Paper: 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)

    – PTE Academic: Overall 46 (no band below 40)

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

Units Of Competency
UNIT OF COMPETENCY 28 units of competency are required for this qualification, including 14 Core Units and 14 Electives
Core Units – 14
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
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTM004 Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM008 Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM011 Recondition engine cylinder heads
Electives – 14
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURLTE105 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURHTZ101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURHTX104 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
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:

  • Automotive technician
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Light Vehicle repair technician

*Completion of a Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Related Qualifications

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