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Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician

As a Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician you would work on heavy commercial vehicles performing a range of service, repair and diagnostic procedures including engines, transmissions, final drive assemblies, brakes, steering, suspension and electrical systems.

Summary of Training

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle air braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle suspension systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Inspect and service hydraulic systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service final drive assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmission OR
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle automatic transmission
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Retrofit ad modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Carry out heavy vehicle wheel alignment operations
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems
  • Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
  • Remove, inspect, repair and refit heavy vehicle tyres and tubes
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Inspect and service suspension systems

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10910

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician - AUR31116
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 150 290 125 35 35 5 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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