Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Advance your mechanical career by specialising in mobile plant technology (Civil Construction and Mining Equipment) with this hands-on, practical course. Develop the skills you need to become a technician working on a range of mobile plant equipment, including Mining trucks, Excavators, Elevated work platforms, and Forklifts.

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology


As per the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the demand for qualified mechanics has seen substantial growth over the past five years, leading to difficulty in filling vacancies. This trend is expected to continue, with approximately 23,000 job openings projected over the next five years.

Gain expertise in diagnosing, servicing, and repairing mechanical parts on mobile plant machinery, covering a wide range of equipment used in mining and civil construction. You’ll delve into various topics, including electrical and electronic systems, remote-controlled equipment, autonomous vehicles, fuel injection, engine systems, advanced hydraulic systems, as well as brakes, steering, transmission, and suspension systems.

Course Details

During your Mobile Plant Technology Apprenticeship, you will train in a variety of skills that are essential in an automotive workplace.

What You'll Learn

Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace.

Test and repair basic electrical circuits.

Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles.

Inspect and service hydraulic systems.

Carry out servicing operations .

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

After completing our Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology apprenticeship, this will equip you with the technical knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a diesel fitter/mobile plant technician, elevating work platform technician, or forklift mechanic, paving the way for exciting career opportunities in the field.

Possible Roles

Heavy Equipment Technician: Graduates can work as technicians specialising in the maintenance and repair of heavy machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, loaders, and graders.

Mining Equipment Specialist: Specialists focus on the maintenance and repair of heavy equipment used in mining operations, ensuring machinery is operational in challenging environments.

Construction Equipment Mechanic: Mechanics specialise in maintaining and repairing construction equipment, contributing to the efficiency of construction projects.

Forestry Equipment Technician: Graduates can work in forestry, maintaining and repairing specialised equipment used in timber harvesting and processing.

Mobile Plant Workshop Supervisor: Supervisors manage maintenance and repair workshops, overseeing technicians and ensuring efficient service delivery.

Agricultural Machinery Technician: Technicians with this qualification can specialise in servicing and repairing agricultural machinery like tractors, combine harvesters, and sprayers.

Potential wages could be in the region of $105,000 to $125,000 per year

Delivery options

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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.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the AUR31220 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

Course Duration

Up to 48 months

What You'll Pay

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Funded Options
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

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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
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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 Mobile Plant Technology 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 an AUR31220 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:


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