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Automotive Specialist (Trailer Technician - Heavy Vehicle)

Apprenticeship and traineeship details


Job summary:
- inspect, service and repair braking systems
- remove, fit and adjust wheel
- service and repair trailers in excess of 4.5 tonnes
- assemble and fit braking systems/components
- carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures
- carry out gas metal arc welding procedures.

Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:


Restricted calling:
This is a Restricted calling (Restricted calling information)

Apprenticeship Probation/Duration Details:
All Apprenticeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Apprenticeship training contract. Some Apprentices will now also have an Expected Duration. The Expected Duration is the amount of time that it's reasonably expected that someone could become competent and complete their Apprenticeship. Apprentice's Training Plans will now be developed using the Expected Duration timeframe rather than the contract's nominal term.

Mode Start Date End Date Probation Period (days) Nominal Term (months) Expected Duration (months)
Full-time 08/04/2013 90 48 0

Entry Age Requirements: The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age, unless otherwise stated.
Minimum education standard:

Minimum entry age:

Entry Requirements:
None specified


Qld declaration date:

Implementation date:

Transitional arrangements:
Registered training organisations must refer to the Australian Skills Quality Authority General direction: Transition & teach-out for transition and teach-out arrangements on superseded Training Packages and accredited courses.

Supervising registered training organisations are required to ensure the training plan aligns with the most recent qualification.

This qualification supersedes AUR30611 (Automotive Specialist (Trailer Technician - Heavy Vehicle)). The final date for new apprenticeship registrations and recommencements in AUR30611 is 16 January 2014.

When determining whether to register an apprentice/trainee in the superseded qualification or the new qualification, AACs, SRTOs and employers must ensure that where possible the latest training package qualification on the national register is delivered to apprentices and trainees.

Qualification details

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology

Qualification code:

Qualification content:
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Approved hours:
The approved hours for an individual apprentice or trainee will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan. Nominal hours per unit of competency can be obtained through the Queensland Mapping Guide for the training package concerned. The Queensland Mapping Guide can be accessed through the Centre for Training Materials.

Training package:
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package - AUR12


Queensland User Choice program funding details

The Queensland User Choice program funds preferred suppliers (RTOs) for the provision of services to eligible apprentices and trainees.
For more information, please visit User Choice in Queensland.

Funded under the User Choice Program:

Full Price - Priority Population Groups:

Queensland Government Contribution - All Other Students including SATs:

Number of funded units of competency:


Funding restrictions:

  • Note that Queensland Government Contribution may be the same as Full Price, depending on qualification priority and thin market status

Funding not available for new commencements from:

User Choice Training Catalogue Item:

DELTA Qualification ID:

Industry training group:
Automotive - General

Industrial relations details

Since 1 January 2010, all employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees, with the exception of those within State and local government and some Queensland Government owned Corporations, have their wages and conditions of employment covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards. This legislation is administered by the Commonwealth Government Fair Work Ombudsman's office. It should be noted that there are transitional provisions provided in the Fair Work Act 2009 that could see a continuation of entitlements provided for in the previous state legislation. Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Infoline on Ph: 13 13 94 or at to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship note details

Date of note File note
05/04/2013 Part-time and school-based arrangements are available.

Last updated 17 April 2014