Qualification details

AUR30812 - Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes AUR30405 - Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology16/Jan/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to AUR30816 - Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology 13/Apr/2016

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 17/Jan/2013

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 321213 Motorcycle Mechanic 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4211-11 Motor Mechanic 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0305 Automotive Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Automotive Service and Repair 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Automotive Motorcycle Repair Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 321213 Motorcycle Mechanic 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4211-11 Motor Mechanic 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0305 Automotive Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 17/Jan/2013 
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Modification History



Release 1 

Replaces AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of tasks on a variety of motorcycles within the automotive service and repair industry.

Job roles and employment outcomes 

The Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers performing mechanical work in the automotive motorcycle service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • automotive motorcycle repair technician.


This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20512 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology, AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification  

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling or other relevant qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the automotive industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • clearly communicating workplace verbal and non-verbal information and ideas with workplace colleagues, including use of automotive terms
  • completing workplace reports
  • using and contributing to workplace procedures
  • maintaining workplace records
  • communicating with colleagues and clients to handle verbal enquiries, such as clarifying instructions and responding to requests for information
  • interpreting the needs of customers
  • reading and interpreting workplace-related documentation


  • identifying and describing own role and role of others
  • working with diverse individuals and groups
  • applying knowledge of own role to complete activities efficiently to support team activities and tasks

Problem solving 

  • recognising a workplace problem or potential problem and taking action
  • determining problems needing priority action
  • referring problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person and suggesting possible causes
  • seeking information and assistance as required to solve problems
  • using a range of problem-solving techniques
  • taking action to resolve concerns
  • developing practical responses to common breakdowns in workplace systems and procedures

Initiative and enterprise 

  • adapting to new and emerging situations in the workplace
  • being proactive and creative in responding to workplace problems, changes and challenges

Planning and organising 

  • planning own work requirements and prioritising actions to achieve required outcomes and ensure tasks are completed on time
  • identifying risk factors and taking action to minimise risk


  • selecting and using appropriate equipment, materials, processes and procedures
  • recognising limitations and seeking timely advice
  • planning own work requirements, setting own work program and managing time to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • following workplace documentation, such as codes of practice or operating procedures


  • asking questions to gain information
  • identifying sources of information, assistance and expert knowledge to expand knowledge, skills and understanding
  • participating in self-improvement activities
  • participating in development of workplace continuous improvement strategies
  • helping others develop competency


  • operating diagnostic and test equipment
  • performance testing components, systems and equipment
  • using tools and equipment efficiently and safely
  • storing and caring for components, parts, tools, test equipment and support equipment
  • using business technology to collect, analyse and provide information

Packaging Rules

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 36 units  of competency, consisting of:

  • 24 core units 
  • plus
  • 12 elective units , of which:
  • up to 12  elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 6  elective units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Core units  

Unit code 

Unit title 

Common – Environment 


Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry

Common – Health and Safety 


Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic 


Test and repair basic electrical circuits


Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems


Test, charge and replace batteries


Diagnose and repair charging systems


Diagnose and repair starting systems


Diagnose and repair ignition systems

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Brakes 


Diagnose and repair motorcycle braking systems

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Steering and Suspension 


Diagnose and repair motorcycle suspension systems


Diagnose and repair motorcycle steering systems

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Engines 


Diagnose and repair motorcycle engines

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Driveline and Final Drives 


Diagnose and repair motorcycle driveline systems

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Transmission 


Diagnose and repair motorcycle clutch systems


Diagnose and repair motorcycle manual transmissions

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical 


Carry out diagnostic procedures

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Brakes 


Inspect and service braking systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Cooling Systems 


Diagnose and repair cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Engines 


Inspect and service engines

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Fuel Systems 


Service petrol fuel systems


Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Driveline and Final Drives 


Service final drive assemblies


Service final drive (driveline)

Elective units  

Unit code 

Unit title 

Common – Sales and Marketing 


Establish relations with customers

Common – Foundation Skills 


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic 


Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Wheels and Tyres 


Remove, inspect and fit motorcycle wheel assemblies

Mechanical – Motorcycle – Technical – Transmission 


Diagnose and repair motorcycle automatic transmissions

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Transmission 


Repair steering systems (light vehicle)


Repair suspension systems (light vehicle)

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Wheels and Tyres 


Remove, inspect, repair and fit tyres and tubes (light)

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Driveline and Final Drives 


Repair final drive assemblies (light vehicle)


Repair final drive – driveline (light vehicle)

Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Emission and Exhaust 


Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems

Sales and Parts, Administration and Management – Sales and Marketing 


Promote products and services

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical 


Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives


Carry out pre-repair operations (mechanical)

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Cooling Systems 


Inspect and service cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Emission and Exhaust 


Repair exhaust system components

Vehicle Body – Technical – Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering 


Carry out manual metal arc welding procedures


Carry out gas metal arc welding procedures


Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.