Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology

Location

Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

Length

68 weeks including term breaks

Cricos Code

102387E

Course Code

AUR40616

This qualification will equip you with high-level skills and knowledge using modern diagnostic tools and equipment to troubleshoot vehicle electrical systems and components.

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.

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

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $83,000 per year.

Course Overview

This course is perfect for those working/who have worked in the automotive industry or apprentices to formally recognise their competency via on and off-the-job learning strategies.

Students will learn a range of electrical and electronic diagnostic and repair skills and procedures including:

  • complex diagnostic skills of different vehicle systems – braking systems, convenience and entertainment systems, engines, air-conditioning
  • identifying complex faults
  • repairing electrical circuits

Study Options:

At Intech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.

  1. Full-time on campus (Domestic and International Students)
  2. Full-time on-the-job training (Trade Workers Only)
  3. RPL existing skills (Must have worked in the industry)
  4. Apprentice and Trainees (Domestic Students Only)
  5. QLD Government Subsidised RPL and Gap Training (QLD Residents Only)

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.

Entry requirements

Those undertaking Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology must have completed AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.

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

What you'll learn

Qualification Structure and Rules 

To achieve the AUR40616 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Tehcnology students must successfully complete 10 units of competency as outlined below:

Mandatory Units

  • 1 unit of competency listed below

AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults

Plus Elective Units

  • 9 elective units of competency listed below

AURETB001 Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
AURETR004 Diagnose complex faults in convenience and entertainment systems
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
AURETR038 Diagnose complex faults in motorcycle electrical and electronic systems
AURETU006 Diagnose complex faults in air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management system
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

Teaching and assessment

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 and 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
RPL

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 IV 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!
Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:

  • electrical master diagnostic technician
  • automotive lead master technician
  • automotive technical adviser
Fees and funding

Fees

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
$12 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources)

International Students
$12 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources; excludes OSHC, visa fees, accommodation)

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

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

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

International students may apply for a temporary work visa upon successful completion of the course and work experience. Conditions apply.

Additional information

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed one of the following:

  • AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • or other relevant qualifications.

Further Progression: Students can progress onto a higher level course within the college.
We offer the following qualifications:

  • AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology
  • or other relevant qualifications

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

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