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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
4 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Day release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Bairnsdale Trade Centre Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Leongatha Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Warragul Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm

About this course

If you’re already working in the automotive electrical industry and want to shift your career up a gear with an apprenticeship, this course is for you.
Offered as model of day release for apprentices who are currently employed in the automotive industry, you’ll attend class one day per week to learn how to repair faults on a broad range of automotive vehicle electrical systems and components.

Gain skills in all aspects of the automotive electrical trade with this nationally recognised qualification that will see you working in this high demand industry as an automotive electrician.
This comprehensive Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology course covers health and safety, customer relations and using tools, repairing, servicing and testing all the elements of electrical systems.

Career Opportunities

Employment in automotive vehicle workshops and or dealerships as a qualified automotive electrical technician.

Opportunities for Further Study

Cert III, IV and Diplomas within the automotive industry.

Skills or Knowledge gained

This qualification is made up of 32 units of competency which covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of diagnostic and repair tasks within the automotive electrical trade

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Registered and employed as apprentice with a completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age

Limitations to course Entry:

Not registered and employed apprentice

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $991.80 $4,959.00 $22,629.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $2,017.10 $2,017.10 $2,017.10
Total $3,008.90 $6,976.10 $24,646.10
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETB101 Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors
AURETR026 Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR116 Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURPTR102 Test and service electric outdoor power equipment
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.