Have you got a love for automotive technology? Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into exciting projects?
The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is a great option for automotive apprentices who want to learn how to diagnose, service and repair the electrical systems in a huge range of vehicles.
You’ll learn the skills you need to repair charging systems, compression ignition engines, spark ignitions, and a whole lot more. You’ll also learn how to test, charge and replace batteries, jumpstart cars and install vital electrical components – sounds pretty good to us!
Taught in a combination of on-campus and in the workplace, this four-year course will allow you to put your new skills into action right away, gaining hands-on experience and increasing your employment opportunities.
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 III, 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.
Get more out of your apprenticeship as you prepare yourself for a thrilling career in the automotive industry with a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.
Please note, students must be registered and employed in the industry given this being an apprenticeship course.
Block release: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Day release: 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 III, IV and Diplomas 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.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems|
|AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies|
|AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems|
|AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems|
|AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems|
|AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems|
|AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
|AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems|
|AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems|
|AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems|
|AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines|
|AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURPTR102 Test and service electric outdoor power equipment|
|AURETB101 Diagnose and repair electric braking systems|
|AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems|
|AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems|
|AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation|
|AURETR116 Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings|
|AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles|
|AURETR026 Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies|
|AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators|
|AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors|
|AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components|
|AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components|
|AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms|
|AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems|
|AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems|
|AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits|
|AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments