Certificate III in Engineering – Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic)

Start your engineering career with this practical qualification, paving the way to becoming a trade qualified plant mechanic.



According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the demand for engineering professionals is projected to experience very strong growth over the next five years.
Gain the essential skills to become an engineering tradesperson specialising in the assembly and commissioning of both mobile and stationary plant. This course will also qualify you in servicing, diagnosing and rectifying faults, conducting condition monitoring, and implementing preventative maintenance.

Course Details

During your Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic apprenticeship, you will train in a variety of skills that are essential in an automotive workplace.

What You'll Learn

Interpret technical drawing.

Undertake manual handling.

Perform engineering measurements.

Perform computations.

Perform computations

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering.

Certificate III in Engineering – Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic)

After completing our Certificate III in Engineering – Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic) apprenticeship, you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills to pursue roles in the engineering industry, and you can further advance your career with opportunities for higher-level qualifications.

Possible Roles

Diesel Mechanic: As a certified diesel mechanic, you'll specialise in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining diesel engines in a variety of equipment, from heavy machinery to commercial vehicles.

Plant Equipment Technician: Plant equipment technicians focus on the maintenance and repair of fixed and mobile plant machinery, ensuring their optimal performance and reliability in industrial settings.

Mining Equipment Technician: In mining, equipment technicians play a vital role in maintaining the heavy machinery used in resource extraction, contributing to efficient mining operations.

Construction Equipment Specialist: Construction equipment specialists focus on maintaining and repairing heavy construction machinery, contributing to the timely completion of building and infrastructure projects.

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor: With advanced skills, graduates can take on supervisory roles, overseeing the maintenance of fleets of vehicles and machinery, optimising their efficiency and longevity.

Agricultural Machinery Technician: Agricultural machinery technicians specialise in servicing and repairing farm equipment, ensuring that essential agricultural operations run smoothly.

Potential wages could be in the region of $82,000 to $100,000 per year

Delivery options

Find out more about the available delivery options for this course.

Self Paced Study

Self-paced training is suited to individuals who may or may not be employed but whom are looking to undertake study for personal professional development.

Training Locations
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements

Course Duration

Up to 48 months

What You'll Pay

Full Cost: Enquire Now

Funded Options

Smart and Skilled Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; Smart & Skilled Funding

User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

TSAGT Funding

TSAGT funding options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; TSAGT Funding

Study Now Pay later

Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

Employer Based
Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
  • AfterPay: Pay in 4 easy installments -> Learn More Here


At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

From beginning to end, we support students and employers in completing the Engineering – Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic) apprenticeship as smoothly as possible. Our industry-current trainers will customise Apprentice Training Plans with students and employers in person. This helps employers properly plan for the training and keeps the apprentice on track.

At Major Training, we also:

  • Train theory and practical skills onsite with your apprentice
  • Help employers train their apprentice on the job (to workplace requirements)
  • Provide education and coaching to employers around the supervision ratio and requirements
  • Offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required
  • Only employ industry-current and VET trainers and assessors
  • Work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks.

For more information on government incentives and the responsibilities of employers who provide apprenticeship training, contact Major Training on 1300 790 822 or enquire online.

Did you know that the government can provide up to $6000 in incentives for employers if their apprentice completes a Certificate III in Engineering – Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic (Diesel Fitter/Mechanic)?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

Government Incentives



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