Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)


104 week delivery, including term breaks

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Brisbane’s leading provider of Automotive training!

If you’re a hands-on sort of person who enjoys working in a garage, are curious to know what’s under the bonnet, an automotive course could be just what you’re looking for. 

Intech Institute has one of the best purpose-built workshops resembling a real-world working environment in Brisbane, just like working in a garage. This means that the students get hands-on experience making them ready for great motor vehicle mechanic jobs.

Students are given the opportunity to work on problematic vehicles of different makes, identify the issues and fix it! We fine tune our courses to ensure that students graduate with the right skills that employers seek.

Our students also get the opportunity for work placements with major second-hand retailers and garages in the area.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $52,100  per year.

Course Overview

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.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and
  • have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course.


What you'll learn

What you’ll learn:

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 32

  • 20 core units
  • 12 elective units

Mandatory Units:

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

Suggested Elective Units:

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
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors
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(light vehicle)
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems

Teaching and assessment

Timetable: Monday- Friday, Work placement optional (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

Compulsory 75% (face-to-face) attendance is required for this qualification.

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face) and industry placement (optional). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work. You’ll also produce a portfolio of work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

Resources provided: Student will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, Safety boots and Intech T-shirt on the induction day. We also recommend that the students wear protective clothing, safety glasses suited to the automotive industry.

Work Placements: Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes. InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – conditions apply.


Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

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.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (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/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:  On successful completion of this course, a student can find employment in the service, diagnosis and repair of vehicles electrical and electronic components. You may find a career as an:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Diagnostic Technician.
Fees and funding

Payment Plan : We understand that students may find it difficult to pay the full tuition fee of a course upfront. Intech Institute of Technology’s tailored payment plan option allows students to pay your course fees either per semester or in monthly installments.

Fees:  $AU 20,000 -no hidden fee

The  student tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

You may be eligible for Queensland Government funding under the User Choice Program. Find out now!

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

How to apply

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.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au


Additional information

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed Certificate II or other relevant automotive qualifications.

Further Progression: Students can progress onto a higher level course within Intech Institute. We offer AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling, AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology & AUR50112 Diploma of Automotive Management courses within the Automotive course programs.

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au