Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Mobile Plant Technician

Working as a Mobile Plant Technician you would service and repair the mechanical and electrical systems of mobile plant machinery such as the engine, transmission, electrical, final drive, steering, hydraulic and braking systems.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 9 required

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Inspect and service hydraulic systems
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Elective Units – 27 required

  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
  • Read, interpret and apply engineering drawings
  • Synchronise plant and equipment
  • Diagnose and repair mobile plant suspension systems
  • Remove, inspect and fit earthmoving and off-the-road wheel and rim assemblies
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Inspect and service steering systems
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Overhaul diesel fuel injection system components
  • Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
  • Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • Carry out manual metal arc welding on components

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 incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. 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 2020: 11539

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, 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, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Mobile Plant Technician - AUR31220
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

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ASbA
Classification A A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship
T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship
* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 321211

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only.

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