AUR31412 - Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology

Familiar with compression ignition diesel engines? Get the recognition you deserve.

Show you know your stuff when it comes to Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology and you could wind up with a formal recognition for your on-the-job expertise that earns you an official qualification.

Perfect for mechanics wishing to enter the field, improve their job prospects, or earn certification, the field of Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology will have you working to repair hydraulic systems, diagnose and repair cooling systems, diagnosing, inspecting, servicing, and overhauling electronic compression ignition engines, and working with various types of welding equipment.

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Total number of units = 21

13 core units 

8 elective units , of which:

  • up to 8  elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4  elective units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.


Core units 


Unit code 

Unit title 

Common - Environment 


Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry

Common - Health and Safety 


Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Electrical - Technical - Electrical and Electronic 


Test and repair basic electrical circuits


Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems

Mechanical - Heavy Vehicle - Technical - Emission and Exhaust 


Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical 


Carry out diagnostic procedures

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Engine 


Inspect and service engines

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Fuel Systems 


Service diesel fuel injection systems


Repair diesel fuel injection systems


Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems


Overhaul diesel fuel injection systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace


Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment


Elective units  


Unit code 

Unit title 

Common - Foundation Skills 


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

Common - Management, Leadership and Supervision 


Work effectively with others

Mechanical - Heavy Vehicle - Technical - Engine 


Remove and install heavy vehicle engine assemblies


Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle)

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical 


Carry out servicing operations


Service hydraulic systems


Install hydraulic systems to specified applications


Manufacture and install fluid power hose assemblies


Repair hydraulic systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Cooling Systems 


Diagnose and repair cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Emission and Exhaust 


Repair exhaust system components

Vehicle Body Technical - Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering 


Carry out manual metal arc welding procedures


Carry out gas metal arc welding procedures


Carry out gas tungsten arc welding procedures


Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

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