Certificate III in Motor Sport Technology
Most racing teams see this qualification - and studying with Motorsports Training Australia - as the minimum point of entry into the industry. Many of our graduates have achieved excellent employment outcomes in the motorsports industry after they have completed this certificate. You learn to service and repair engines and suspension systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, diesel fuel systems, engine-forced induction systems, and clutch assemblies. You also learn how to repair and service manual and automatic transmissions, braking systems, hydraulic systems, final-drive assemblies, and steering and suspension systems. Repairs to ignition, electronic engine, and drive management systems are also encompassed in the duties of the mechanic. You learn to discuss problems with drivers and users to discover faults and carry out your own diagnostic procedures. Further study is available in a Certificate IV or enter an apprenticeship in the motorsports/auto performance industry or allied trades.
•Service and repair engines and suspension systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, diesel fuel systems, engine-forced induction systems, and clutch assemblies
•Repair and service manual and automatic transmissions, braking systems, hydraulic systems, final-drive assemblies, and steering and suspension systems
•Repairs to ignition, electronic engine, and drive management systems are also encompassed in the duties of the mechanic
•Discuss problems with drivers and users to discover faults and carry out your own diagnostic procedures
•Learn what it takes to be successful in the motorsports industry and get valuable exposure
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURLTD006 Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations
AURMBA002 Load and unload competition vehicles and support equipment
AURMDA002 Assist with officiating duties at motor sport events
AURMMA001 Operate in a motor sport environment
AURMMA007 Follow motor sport event and team safety requirements
AURMMA008 Coordinate operations of a motor sport team
AURMTA002 Assemble and prepare competition vehicles for motor sport events
AURMTA004 Prepare competition vehicles at motor sport events
AURMTA005 Perform pit lane and service area operations at motor sport events
AURMTA006 Perform torquing and fastening on motor sport competition vehicles
AURMTA007 Conduct non-destructive testing
AURMTA009 Collect and log motor sport data
AURMTS001 Construct hose and pipe assemblies for competition vehicles
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTQ003 Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX002 Inspect and service manual transmissions
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, including reports, tests, practical assessments of your abilities, placement assessments and demonstrations.
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification
•Motorsports mechanical assistant
•Mechanic apprenticeship with a motorsports team
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Barnawartha North VIC
ON-CAMPUS, FULL-TIME: 12 MONTHS
Monday-Friday | Time: 8am-4.30pm
Students are required to undertake placements that are organised by Motorsports Training Australia. These placements are with our industry and racing partners, and enable students to get a real-life, real-work feel for their chosen career. As an example, in 2015 these placements were conducted with Pedders Racing as MTA students saw to all maintenance both off-track and in pit lane throughout the Australian Manufacturers Championships Class D 2015 season (which we’ll add, MTA students helped Pedders Racing take out the championship!).
While it isn’t a regulatory requirement, we insist students are at least 17 years of age. This is a demanding but hugely rewarding course, and as most of our students are not local, many of them relocate to the Wodonga area and subsequently live out of home for the first time.
Government Funded $4,255.05 (Tuition $2,711.25, Materials $1,543.80)
Concession $2,086.05 (Tuition $542.25, Materials $1,543.80)
Fee For Service $7,568.80 (Tuition $6,025.00, Materials $1,543.80)
Fees Additional Information
2019 Fees may vary.
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
Materials Included In Fees
- Reference books
- Learning resources
- Safety equipment
- Protective clothing
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in the course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can download an enrolment form via the ‘Apply Now’ tab on our website. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Engagement team on 1300 69 8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As is the nature of the motorsports industry and race meets, you will be required to do placements (and perhaps extra work for racing teams) on weekends.
This could be a stepping stone into an engineering career by taking up further study opportunities via university and possibly gaining recognition of prior learning. Should you change your mind, after completing this qualification the vast majority of your study will be complete already should you wish to undertake a general auto mechanic apprenticeship.
When You Can Enrol
Apply online now for course commencing in February 2019!