CERTIFICATE III IN AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

COURSE CODE

AUR30320

CRICOS CODE

103888J

DURATION

105 weeks

LOCATION

Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

This qualification is designed to provide students with industry-recognised skills and knowledge to gain trade outcomes as an automotive electrical or automotive electrical technician. Students will learn how to service, diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems and components including lighting, wiring, ignition, instruments and warning systems. They will also apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operations.

Domestic students can develop their skills through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. This includes a mix of on and off-the-job training that will be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

International students will have the opportunity to complete the program on campus through practical training and assessment and on-the-job placements.
Opportunity exists for 18-month post-study work visa. This makes the student job-ready.

Existing workers currently employed in the industry may be eligible to complete the program through:

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
English and Language and Literacy Skills

International Students
English Language Proficiency – must demonstrate minimum language skills.
Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

Apprenticeships and Trainees
See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs.

On-the-Job Learners
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Access to workplaces with all the necessary learning resources

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history.
QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD residents only).

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement

QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE AND RULES

To be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, the following units of competency must be achieved.

 

CORE UNITS:

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 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
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
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
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines

 

PLUS ELECTIVE UNITS:

AURETR013 Inspect, test and service charging systems
AURETR014 Inspect, test and service starting systems
AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors
AURETR008 Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faults
AURTTW001 Carry out soft soldering techniques
AURETR116 Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

 

INTERNSHIP/ ON-THE-JOB WORK PLACEMENTS:

Students are encouraged to seek industry work placement to gain the maximum benefit from the course. This is an opportunity to not only apply and practice the skills acquired in a formal work environment, but to improve their capabilities. As a result, the student will not only meet but exceed their learning outcomes.

InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – Conditions apply.

Domestic Students (Full-Time) As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required. International Students As an international student, you will attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required under student visa conditions. InTech operates on a 10-week term. There are 4 terms per year. All classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week. Apprenticeships and Trainees See the eligibility requirements under QLD Funded Programs. On-the-Job Learners There are no class attendance requirements for on-the-job learners. All training and assessments are completed via work placement. RPL Students Attend workshops only if skills gaps identified. Skillset and Micro Courses Attend face-to-face classes and practical workshops at InTech campus. Resources Provided Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, safety boots and Intech t-shirt on induction day. We recommend students wear personal protective equipment suited to the automotive industry. On induction /orientation day, students will receive:
  • Overview of each unit of competency
  • Methods of assessment
  • Student handbook
  • Training plan and schedule
  • Internship details and journal
  • Job placement logbooks
  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
  • Work placement support

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology!

 Candidates can demonstrate their skills through a combination of:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Prior qualification (accredited and non-accredited)
    • Employment history (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    • Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    • References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    • Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop or classroom (if necessary)
  • Written/verbal testing (if necessary)

 Apply for RPL or Credit Transfer today!

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHWAYS:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Diagnostic Technician.

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
$10 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources)

International Students
$20 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources; excludes OSHC, visa fees, accommodation)

InTech has Automotive Packaged Courses available with discounted fees. See packages on offer here.

On the Job Learners
Please contact us for a quote.

RPL Students
Please contact us for a quote.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Please contact us for a quote.

Payment Plan
If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan.
This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Fee reduction applies for
Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au

Further Progression: Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.

We offer the following qualifications:

  • AUR40620 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • or other relevant qualifications

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.