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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30316
Average Course Fee: $5425
Average Duration: 2 Years

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

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.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
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

Total number of units = 32

20 core units, plus

12 elective units, of which:

  • up to 12 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
  • up to 6 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

    Prerequisite unit

    AURAEA002

    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

    AURASA002

    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    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

    AURETR012

    Test and repair basic electrical circuits

    AURETR023

    Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems

    AURETR024

    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems

    AURETR025

    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

    AURETR027

    Install ancillary electronic systems and components

    AURETR028

    Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems

    AURETR029

    Diagnose and repair charging systems

    AURETR030

    Diagnose and repair starting systems

    AURETR031

    Diagnose and repair ignition systems

    AURETR032

    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems

    AURETR035

    Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation

    AURETR043

    Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems

    AURTTA018

    Carry out diagnostic procedures

    Elective Units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Prerequisite unit

    AURAFA003

    Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

    AURAKA002

    Adapt work processes to new technologies in an automotive workplace

    AURAMA001

    Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace

    AURAMA002

    Communicate business information in an automotive workplace

    AURAQA002

    Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace

    AURAQA003

    Maintain quality processes in an automotive workplace

    AURATA004

    Provide technical guidance

    AURATA005

    Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs

    AURETB001

    Diagnose and repair electric braking systems

    AURETD001

    Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems

    AURETH001

    Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles

    AURETH002

    Service and maintain battery electric vehicles

    AURETH001

    AURETH011

    Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

    AURETR005

    Install automotive security systems and components

    AURETR008

    Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies

    AURETR011

    Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components

    AURETR013

    Inspect, test and service charging systems

    AURETR014

    Inspect, test and service starting systems

    AURETR015

    Inspect, test and service batteries

    AURETR016

    Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings

    AURETR017

    Overhaul charging system alternators

    AURETR018

    Overhaul starting system motors

    AURETR019

    Inspect, service and repair AC electric motor drive systems

    AURETR020

    Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems

    AURETR021

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

    AURETR022

    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems

    AURETR026

    Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies

    AURETR036

    Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems

    AURETR042

    Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities

    AURETR044

    Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems

    AURETR045

    Inspect, service and repair DC electric motor drive systems

    AURETU001

    Install air conditioning systems

    AURETU002

    Recover vehicle refrigerants

    AURETU003

    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU004

    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU005

    Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems

    AURETU007

    Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors

    AURHTZ001

    Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems

    AURLTB003

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems

    AURLTD004

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems

    AURLTD005

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems

    AURLTE001

    Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies

    AURLTE002

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines

    AURLTF001

    Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems

    AURPTR002

    Test and service electric outdoor power equipment

    AURRTR006

    Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems

    AURRTR007

    Install marine electrical systems and components

    AURTTA004

    Carry out servicing operations

    AURTTA005

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

    AURTTA017

    Carry out vehicle safety inspections

    AURTTA021

    Diagnose complex system faults

    AURTTB001

    Inspect and service braking systems

    AURTTC003

    Diagnose and repair cooling systems

    AURTTE004

    Inspect and service engines

    AURTTF001

    Inspect and service petrol fuel systems

    AURTTK002

    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    AURTTL010

    Install LPG, CNG and LNG electrical control equipment

    AURTTW001

    Carry out soft soldering techniques

    AURTTZ002

    Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

    AURVTA002

    Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems

    AURVTA004

    Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs

    AURVTT003

    Remove and replace automotive and marine interior trim components

    AURVTW001

    Carry out manual metal arc welding on components

    AURVTW002

    Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components

    AURVTW003

    Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections

    AURVTW004

    Carry out tungsten inert gas welding

    AURVTW008

    Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting

    BSBINN301

    Promote innovation in a team environment

    BSBWHS301

    Maintain workplace safety

    TAEDEL301

    Provide work skill instruction

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".