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Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

Gain the skills and knowledge to repair and service heavy mobile plant equipment used widely in the mining, construction, earthmoving and agricultural industries. Learn how to repair and replace electrical and electronic circuit systems, diagnose and repair engines and engine components such as tracked type drive and support systems, repair mobile plant braking systems, fluid power and steering systems, drive assembles and transmissions.

Funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), the program uses Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to assess and recognise existing skills and identifies the gap training required to complete the qualification.

Participants are required to pay the gap training cost which is $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency. Course details


Acacia Ridge

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Acacia Ridge Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland SkillsTech is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years or over
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen/permanent Australian resident/refugee, humanitarian or temporary visa holders
  • Permanently reside or be living in Queensland.


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Resources required

Personal protective equipment:

  • eye protection - clear safety glasses (Australian Standard AS 1336 or 1337)
  • protective footwear - safety capped, oil resistant boots (Australian Standard AS 2210)
  • hair protection - cap with a snood capable of fully containing the person’s hair
  • ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to Australian Standards AS/NZ 1269 or 1270
  • protective clothing - neat casual clothing (in classrooms), appropriate 100% cotton drill clothing
  • leather gloves – gauntlet (for welding)
  • welding shield
  • face shield – with shade five lens for oxy cutting / welding.

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials List:

  • drawing equipment – set of drawing instruments with extension arm
  • scale rule – Kent 62M
  • set squares 60°/30° & 45°/90° R10
  • pencils 2H and 4H
  • sharpener
  • protractor
  • pencil eraser
  • french curves or flexible ruler (optional)
  • calculator – (trig functions)
  • all apprentices and trainees must bring their training record books to class.


Relevant documents:

Important Information

The Trades Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program (the Program) is an opportunity for experienced individuals to get a formal trade qualification. It does this by:

  • assessing the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification

  • providing gap training of no more than one-third of the competencies to complete the trade qualification

Benefits to workers:

  • gap training options available

  • no cost involved for recognition of existing skills

  • Participants who complete the program will receive a nationally recognised qualification. 

Benefits to employers:

  • increase supervision ratio for meeting apprenticeship requirements

  • increases worker knowledge, capability and productivity.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

Foundation - Bus, Truck and Trailer
AUMASA001 Apply safe work practices in the automotive manufacturing environment Mandatory
AUMAMA002 Work effectively in teams Mandatory
AURAFA2003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Mandatory
Stage 1A - Bus, Truck and Trailer
AUMGTA001 Read and interpret work orders and working drawings Mandatory
AUMGTW001 Perform basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging Mandatory
Stage 1B - Bus, Truck and Trailer
AUMATK002 Prepare and operate tools, equipment and machinery Mandatory
AUMATK003 Monitor and maintain automotive equipment Mandatory
AUMGTW002 Perform mechanical cutting Mandatory
AUMGTS001 Prepare materials for fabrication using jigs and fixtures Elective
Stage 2A - Bus, Truck and Trailer
AUMGTW003 Perform manual metal arc welding Elective
AUMGTW005 Perform gas metal arc welding Elective
AUMGTW004 Perform gas tungsten are welding Elective
Stage 2B - Bus, Truck and Trailer
AUMGTR002 Manufacture and modify vehicle wiring harnesses Elective
AUMGTR003 Test, modify and repair vehicle electrical circuits and systems Elective
AUMGQA001 Apply workplace technical quality standards Mandatory
AUMGTS004 Fabricate parts for vehicle sub-assemblies Elective
AUMGTM004 Install and fit out components Elective
AUMGTM001 Assemble vehicle components Elective
Stage 3A - Bus, Truck and Trailer
AUMGCA001 Provide customer service Elective
AUMGMA001 Participate in workplace productivity improvement processes Elective
AUMGTM007 Assemble, install and test pneumatic system kits Elective
AUMGTS002 Prepare materials for fabrication using manual processes Elective
AUMGTM005 Read and interpret engineering drawings and determine requirements Mandatory
AUMGLM001 Apply heavy vehicle standards Mandatory
AUMGTY003 Modify and repair chassis and frames Elective
Stage 3B - Bus
AUMGTS003 Fabricate plugs Elective
AUMGTM008 Bond and repair fibreglass components Elective
AUMGTG001 Install fixed and moveable glass components on vehicles Elective
Stage 3B - Truck and Trailer
AUMGTB001 Assemble, install and test braking system kits Elective
AUMGTM006 Assemble, install and test hydraulic system kits Elective
AUMGTM003 Install or replace mechanical units and assemblies Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

Department of Education and Training, provides free RPL assessment to eligible participants. 

Gap Training is a cost of $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit.

 Department of Education and Training funding is available until 31 May 2017.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a AUM30213 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus qualification

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!


Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 6 November 2017

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