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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30312
Average Course Fee: $3753
Average Duration: 1 Year

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

Job roles and employment outcomes

The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • automotive electrician
  • automotive electrical technician
  • automotive electrical diagnostic technician.
  • Application

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

    86.2%

    Satisfied with the training
    76.5%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Automotive Electrician ( ANZSCO code 321111)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
    Low
    10,900 persons were employed as Automotive Electricians in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be equal to or less than 5,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Above average
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Automotive Electricians in 2014 are: $1,358. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Automotive Electricians visit Job Outlook

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 32 units of competency, consisting of:

    20 core units

  • plus
  • 12 elective units, of which:

  • up to 12 elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 6 elective units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
  • Core units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Common – Environment

    AURAEA3003

    Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry

    Common – Health and Safety

    AURASA2002

    Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    Electrical – Technical – Tools and Equipment

    AURETK2002

    Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment

    Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic

    AURETR2006

    Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits

    AURETR2007

    Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems

    AURETR2009

    Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems

    AURETR2010

    Fabricate, test and repair wiring harnesses and looms

    AURETR2012

    Test and repair basic electrical circuits

    AURETR2035

    Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation

    AURETR3023

    Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems

    AURETR3024

    Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems

    AURETR3025

    Test, charge and replace batteries

    AURETR3027

    Install ancillary electronic control unit systems and components

    AURETR3028

    Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

    AURETR3029

    Diagnose and repair charging systems

    AURETR3030

    Diagnose and repair starting systems

    AURETR3031

    Diagnose and repair ignition systems

    AURETR3032

    Repair electrical systems

    AURETR3043

    Service and repair electronic body management systems

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical

    AURTTA3018

    Carry out diagnostic procedures

    Elective units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Prerequisite

    Common – Foundation Skills

    AURAFA2003

    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

    Common – Tools and Equipment

    AURAKA3002

    Adapt work processes to new technologies

    Common – Management, Leadership and Supervision

    AURAMA2001

    Work effectively with others

    AURAMA2002

    Communicate business information

    Common – Quality

    AURAQA3002

    Inspect technical quality of work

    AURAQA3003

    Maintain quality systems

    Common – Technical

    AURATA3004

    Provide technical guidance

    AURATA3005

    Estimate complex jobs

    Electrical – Technical – Brakes

    AURETB3001

    Repair electric braking systems

    Electrical – Technical – Hybrid Vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicle

    AURETH3001

    Depower battery electric vehicles

    AURETH3002

    Service and maintain battery electric vehicles

    AURETH3001

    Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic

    AURETR2005

    Install, test and repair electrical security systems and components

    AURETR2008

    Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies

    AURETR2011

    Install and test basic ancillary electrical components

    AURETR2013

    Inspect and service charging systems

    AURETR2014

    Inspect and service starting systems

    AURETR2015

    Inspect and service batteries

    AURETR2016

    Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings

    AURETR2042

    Remove, refit and test electrical componentry for operation following body repair activities

    AURETR3017

    Overhaul charging system alternators

    AURETR3018

    Overhaul starting motors

    AURETR3019

    Inspect, service and repair AC electric motor drive systems

    AURETR3021

    Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems

    AURETR3022

    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

    AURETR3026

    Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies

    AURETR3036

    Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems

    AURETR3044

    Service and repair electronic drive management systems

    Electrical – Technical – Air Conditioning and HVAC

    AURETU2001

    Install air conditioning systems

    AURETU2002

    Recover vehicle refrigerants

    AURETU2003

    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU3004

    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU3005

    Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU4007

    Overhaul air conditioning system components

    Mechanical – Heavy Vehicle – Technical – Emission and Exhaust

    AURHTZ3001

    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems

    Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Brakes

    AURLTB3003

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

    Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Steering and Suspension

    AURLTD3004

    Repair steering systems (light vehicle)

    AURLTD3005

    Repair suspension systems (light vehicle)

    Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Engines

    AURLTE2001

    Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies

    AURLTE3002

    Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle)

    Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Fuel Systems

    AURLTF3001

    Diagnose and repair mechanical fuel injection systems

    Outdoor Power Equipment – Technical – Electrical and Electronic

    AURPTR2002

    Test and service outdoor electric powered equipment

    Marine – Technical – Engines

    AURRTE3005

    Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems and components

    Marine – Technical – Electrical and Electronic

    AURRTR3002

    Install marine electronic systems and components

    AURRTR3003

    Test, diagnose and repair marine electronic systems and components

    AURRTR3004

    Install marine electrical systems and components

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical

    AURTTA2004

    Carry out servicing operations

    AURTTA2005

    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives

    AURTTA3017

    Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections

    AURTTA3019

    Carry out advanced diagnostic procedures

    AURTTA4021

    Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Brakes

    AURTTB2001

    Inspect and service braking systems

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Cooling Systems

    AURTTC3003

    Diagnose and repair cooling systems

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Engines

    AURTTE2004

    Inspect and service engines

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Fuel Systems

    AURTTF2001

    Service petrol fuel systems

    AURTTF3004

    Repair diesel fuel injection systems

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Tools and Equipment

    AURTTK2002

    Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Alternative Fuels

    AURTTL3010

    Install LPG, CNG and LNG electrical control equipment

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering

    AURTTW2001

    Carry out soft soldering techniques

    Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Emission and Exhaust

    AURTTZ2002

    Repair exhaust system components

    Vehicle Body – Technical

    AURVTA3002

    Remove and replace supplementary restraint systems

    AURVTA3004

    Inspect vehicle systems and determine preferred repair action

    Vehicle Body – Technical – Trimming and Upholstery

    AURVTT2003

    Remove and replace vehicle interior trim components

    Vehicle Body – Technical – Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering

    AURVTW2001

    Carry out manual metal arc welding procedures

    AURVTW2002

    Carry out brazing procedures

    AURVTW2003

    Carry out gas metal arc welding procedures

    AURVTW2004

    Carry out gas tungsten arc welding procedures

    AURVTW2008

    Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures

    Imported Units

    BSBINN301A

    Promote innovation in a team environment

    BSBWHS301A

    Maintain workplace safety

    TAEDEL301A

    Provide work skill instruction

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Automotive Air Conditioning Serviceperson
    Automotive Electrical Technician
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Automotive Industry
    Automotive Service and Repair
    Transport



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

    88.9%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    80.6 %

    Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    85.3%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers
    5.9*%
    Labourers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $47,600

    $42,900


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 97.2 86.9 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    97.2
    89.6
    7.5*
     
    83.1
    71.9
    10.9
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    12.3*
    5.7*
     
    2.4
    6.1
    11
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) 86.2 84.7 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 76.5 67.3 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 90.4 85.4 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 93.5 82.4 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) 93.5 88.6 90.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 47 600 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers
     
    85.3
    5.9*
     
    43.3
    24
     
    27.4
    26
    Top Industries (%):
    Other Services
    Mining
    Construction
     
    64.7
    10.8*
    7.8*
     
    25.7
    16.7
    14.8
     
    21
    17.1
    8.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 90.8 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 49 000 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 19.2 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.1 86.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) 88.9 52.2 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 400 40 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) 19.8 19.4 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.6 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 68.7 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Other Services
    64.7
    Other Services
    Mining
    10.8*
    Mining
    Construction
    7.8*
    Construction