This entry-level qualification is a stepping stone for individuals who want to establish their career in the automotive electrical industry. Students will develop key foundation skills and knowledge related to the automotive industry. This includes learning how to perform a variety of tasks such as installing, assembling and servicing electrical components and systems of motor vehicles.
This is a VET in School (VETiS) Program (QLD residents only). Students can undertake VET at school:
- As part of their school studies where it is delivered and resourced by a school registered training (RTO)
- By enrolling directly to Intech
- As a school-based apprentice or trainee
See eligibility requirements under funded programs.
In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $51,200 per year.
Students will develop their skills through practical and hands-on work in a simulated workplace environment. They will have the opportunity to undertake on-the-job work placement to apply their skills and start building their experience for a career in the automotive industry.
Students will learn about:
- Workplace safety in an automotive workplace
- Basic diagnostic procedures
- Maintaining electrical test equipment
- Installing basic ancillary electrical systems and components
- Testing and repairing basic electrical circuits
- Inspecting and servicing batteries
- Identifying automotive faults
- Servicing operations
At Intech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.
Study on campus and learn practical skills with our qualified trainer. You will have access to Intech’s fully fitted automotive and engineering workshop which provides a simulated engineering work environment.
VET In School (VETiS)
If you’re currently a high school student, you have the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that may lead to employment or further study. This is a great stepping stone to become job-ready and build practical skills in a formal work environment.
A VET qualification may provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship
You may complete this qualification while still enrolled in school through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT).
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
While there are no formal entry requirements, it is expected that students have basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.
QLD Domestic Students may be eligible to enrol through VETiS (subject to eligibility requirements).
To be eligible for a VETiS program, you must be:
- Currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and attending school
- Permanently reside in QLD
- An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
Qualification Structure and Rules
To be awarded the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology, the following units of competency must be achieved.
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
AURETR008 Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries
PLUS ELECTIVE UNITS:
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURATA001 Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTA009 Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
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.
VET in School Students
Students completing this course in their school are required to attend face-to-face classes and workshops on school premises.
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 engineering 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 II 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)
Potential career pathways:
- Apprenticeship – Automotive Electrician
- Automotive/Electrical Trainee or Assistant
- Accessory Fitter
- Automotive Electrical Component Installer
This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government under VET in School (VETiS).
Students currently enrolled in high school in Years 10, 11 or 12 can undertake this qualification under the VET in School program. VETiS is fully funded and is fee-free for high students.
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.
Further Progression: Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.
We offer the following qualifications:
- AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
- or other relevant qualifications
Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.