Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology

Government-subsidised training
Meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
Entry requirements
No minimum education
Units in this course
Fee range
$6,563 - $6,563 (full fee)
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About government-subsidised training

Students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. This is only offered by training providers who have a contract with the Victorian Government to deliver government-subsidised training.

If you're eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of the training.

Finding government-subsidised training

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol Government-subsidised training available. Course availability data is sourced from the Australian Course Information Register.

About Tuition fee-free at TAFE

Courses marked 'Tuition fee-free at TAFE' are on the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative list. This means students who are eligible for government-subsidised training can enrol in one priority course for free at a TAFE Victoria provider in 2019.


Your TAFE will confirm your eligibility when you enrol in a course on the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative list.

It's important to know that TAFEs may charge other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.

Before you enrol:

For more information, see Free TAFE for Priority Courses.

About pre-apprenticeship courses

This course is available to study as a pre-apprenticeship. A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get a feel for the industry before committing to an apprenticeship.

Some pre-apprenticeships can help reduce the length of a formal apprenticeship. This only applies to selected courses approved by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). To find out if this applies to your pre-apprenticeship contact your training provider.

For more information about pre-apprenticeships, see our Pre-Apprenticeships page.

About recognition

The courses shown on the Victorian Skills Gateway website are regulated qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or short training programs made up of units of competency from regulated qualifications.

Unit code
Unit title
Unit type
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems
Determine compliance of steering and suspension modifications
Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
Reset steering system alignment adjustments to customer specifications
Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
Select light vehicle tyres and wheels for specific applications
Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
Remove, inspect and refit light vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies
Provide advice on the effects of wheel and tyre combinations
Diagnose and repair light vehicle drive shafts
Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems
Carry out diagnostic procedures
Inspect and service braking systems
Attach friction materials and radius grind
Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors
Assemble and fit braking system components
Inspect and service steering systems
Inspect and service suspension systems
Balance wheels and tyres
Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Inspect and service drive shafts
Fabricate exhaust systems and components
Inspect and service clutch systems
Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
About the fee range
The fee ranges shown are indicative only.

The full fee range does not factor in any government subsidies.

The government-subsidised fee range marked with this symbol Government-subsidised training available factors in a Victorian Government subsidy.

The ranges are based on:

  • Estimated tuition fees for the whole of the course with a Victorian Government subsidy 
  • Rates for local students only (not for international)  
  • Available data from the Australian Course Information Register

The fee ranges shown do not factor in concessions or scholarships. They also exclude other fees set by the training provider such as materials, services, and amenities.

All subsidies presented on this site are correct at the time of publication; subsidy information is updated on a monthly basis. To obtain the most accurate quote for the course you’re considering, please contact the training provider directly.

About occupations in demand

Occupations in demand are marked with this symbol . If you see a related job marked with this symbol, it’s identifying a role that is currently, or is at risk of, experiencing a skills shortage.

When an occupation has a skills shortage, it means the chances of getting a job after completing your course could be higher.

The information used to identify occupations in demand is primarily sourced from Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) in the Department of Education and Training (DET), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Deloitte Access Economics.