WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Apprenticeships are normally a four year package that consists of employment and training. An apprentice attends Trade School for up to three years on a part time basis but also receives training on-the-job. There are special government subsidies and rates of pay and conditions for
apprentices. Apprentices must be fifteen years of age or over and must have a registered/licensed employee who has agreed to employ them as an apprentice. Apprenticeships are for new
employees or employees that have been employed for less than three months on a full time basis or 12 months on a part time basis.
WHAT IS CERTIFICATE III IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY – Agricultural Mechanic?
This is a fully accredited course for new employees to learn the skills of overhauling, servicing and repairing the mechanical parts of agricultural equipment or current employees wishing to gain a formal qualification for their existing skills. This is a competency based assessment course that is primarily delivered in the workplace.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
There are no formal requirements for entry into this course other than to have entered into a ‘Contract of Training’ with your employer and be employed as an apprentice.
Motor Mechanic (Agricultural Equipment)
WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?
The Institute has:
• A bookshop to cater for all your textbook and
• Car parking on campus;
• On campus canteen that is open in the evening
during school terms
• Apply safe working practices
• Carry out diagnostic procedures
• Implement and monitor environmental regulations in the automotive mechanical industry
• Test, service and charge batteries
• Carry out repairs to single electrical circuits
• Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems
• Inspect, service and repair harvesting equipment
• Inspect, service and repair crop planting and seeding equipment
• Inspect, service and repair spraying and spreading equipment
• Repair diesel fuel systems
• Repair engines and associate engine components
• Repair hydraulic systems
• Repair final drive assemblies
• Repair final drive (driveline)
• Service final drive assemblies
• Repair cooling systems
• Inspect and service transmissions (manual)
• Repair transmissions (manual)
• Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)
• Repair transmissions (automatic)
• Inspect and service steering systems
• Repair steering systems
• Inspect and service suspension systems
• Repair starting systems
• Inspect, service and/or repair clutch assemblies and associated operating system components
• Repair charging systems
• Repair & replace emission control
• Communicate effectively in the workplace
• Carry out servicing operations
• Remove & install engine assemblies
• Inspect & service engines
• Service diesel fuel injection systems
• Service hydraulic systems
• Service final drive (driveline)
• Use & maintain workplace tools & equipment
• Inspect & repair engine forced ind
• Repair electrical systems
• Service & repair elect compressor ignition
• Weld using gas metal arc welding