Have you got a love for automotive technology? Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into exciting projects?
Learn how to diagnose, service and repair the electrical system in a wide range of vehicles; including repairing charging systems, compression ignition engines, spark ignitions, how to test, charge and replace batteries, jumpstart cars and install vital electrical components.
Perfect for automotive apprentices who want to learn in a combination of on-campus and in the workplace.
And when you finish your qualification, the pathways are endless. You could begin working in automotive vehicle workshops and or dealerships as a qualified automotive electrical technician, while you take the time to decide where to take your career next.
Those next steps could be studying a Certificate, IV and Diplomas within the automotive industry – and we’ll be on hand to go through all of your options when and if the time comes.
Please note, students must be registered and employed in the industry given this being an apprenticeship course.
Block release (Port of Sale and Yallourn): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm
- Yallourn: Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm
- Bairnsdale: Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm
- Leongatha: Monday 8:00am–4:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm
- Warragul: Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm, Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (Apprenticeship).
Employment in automotive vehicle workshops and or dealerships as a qualified automotive electrical technician.
Opportunities for Further Study
Cert IV and Diploma with-in the automotive industry.
Mandatory entry requirements
- Registered and employed as apprentice.
Recommended entry requirements
- Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age with a completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.
Limitations to entry
- Not registered and employed apprentice
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Pens, pencils, PPE as required
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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Sample course units
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|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|
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments