Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Upskill yourself or your workforce with a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship


Major Training’s Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology provides a strong foundation to step into the high-growth automotive industry. Our apprenticeship will equip you to perform a broad range of specialised tasks on heavy commercial vehicles.

Course Details

During your Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, you will learn the relevant knowledge and skills required for a wide range of jobs – from diagnosing electrical issues to repairing systems. The AUR31120 qualification will open up entry-level and experienced job opportunities in the heavy automotive mechanical industry (e.g., Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician).

What You'll Learn

Test and repair basic electrical circuits.

Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems.

Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems.

Test, charge and replace batteries.

Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace.

Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace.

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Step into the world of heavy-duty precision with a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology. This comprehensive program equips individuals with the skills and expertise needed to excel in the maintenance and repair of heavy commercial vehicles, where technical mastery meets the demands of robust transportation systems.

Possible Roles

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic: As a heavy vehicle mechanic, you'll specialise in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining large commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses, and heavy machinery.

Fleet Maintenance Technician: Fleet maintenance technicians oversee the upkeep of a fleet of commercial vehicles, ensuring they are roadworthy, compliant with regulations, and efficient in their operations.

Diesel Technician: Diesel technicians specialise in the repair and maintenance of diesel engines commonly found in heavy commercial vehicles, contributing to their optimal performance and longevity.

Vehicle Inspector: Vehicle inspectors assess the condition and compliance of heavy commercial vehicles, ensuring they meet safety and regulatory standards before hitting the road.

Mobile Service Technician: Mobile service technicians provide on-site repair and maintenance services for heavy commercial vehicles, minimizing downtime and ensuring vehicles remain operational.

Workshop Supervisor: Workshop supervisors manage teams of mechanics and technicians, coordinating repair and maintenance tasks, ensuring quality workmanship, and meeting deadlines.

Potential wages could be in the region of $78,000 to $85,000 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
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 Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Apprenticeship 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 Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Apprenticeship?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

Government Incentives



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