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



Delivery Mode

Blended and Workshop Training


94 Weeks

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role to perform a wide range of tasks on different diesel engines and associated systems within the automotive industry.

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

Blended and Workshop Training


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000.

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 37 George Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150.

Course Fee/Duration

Course Duration: 94 weeks

Course Fee: AUD $22,500 (includes Workshop training, Materials & Administration Fee)


This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the KFI purpose-built workshop and computer laboratory. The program will be delivered over 94 weeks (holiday inclusive, and 2 days (7 hours each) per week Online learning) and 1 day (6 hours – self-paced structured e-learning).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. project(s), presentation etc.

You will find the hands-on practical simulation training interesting and beneficial, so that you are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

Entry Requirements
  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

For international students, KFI accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:

  • IELTS Overall 5.5 band (no band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 69-79 with no band less than 14
  • TOEFL Paper 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL CBT (Combuted-based) 193 (with a min.TWE 3.5)
  • PTE Academic 46 with no communicative skill score less than 40

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

Units Of Competency


28 units of competency are required for this qualification, including: 14 core units and 14 elective units

Core Units – 14
AURAEA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURASA102Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURHTE102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
AURHTF102Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTM004Assemble engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM008Dismantle and evaluate engine blocks and sub-assemblies
AURTTM011Recondition engine cylinder heads
Elective – 14
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURAMA001Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
AURTTA105Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTF102Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF105Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTA009Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURLTE105Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle diesel engines
AURTTL001Inspect and service CNG fuel systems
AURTTL102Diagnose and repair CNG fuel systems
Qualification Pathways

After successfully completing Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology, students may apply for the:

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Career Pathways

Successfully completing this course may enable you to work as a: Diesel Engine Technicians.

  • Completion of an KFI qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

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