Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology – (AUR30320)

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Course Duration

2 Years

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Flexible – online, onsite, on campus

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Advance your automotive career with a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30320). For anyone in an auto apprenticeship, this certification will help you learn how to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles. At the end of your course, you’ll be a qualified automotive electrician, with the skills and confidence to apply for roles in the electrical auto industry. 

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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30320)

Where a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology Can Take Your Career 

With a shortage of qualified automotive electricians in Australia, a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology will help you become an in-demand tradesperson. The average wage of an auto electrician in Australia is $1,352 a week, with potential to step into a supervisor or management role. With your apprenticeship and qualification, you’ll have the skills you need for a successful career with many opportunities.

At the Outsource Institute, we believe in providing an inclusive, supportive environment for anyone wanting a career in engineering and technology. Our industry-experienced trainers will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in an auto electrical career and related industries.

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Cert. III in Auto Electrical Course Details

    Career Opportunities
    Course Eligibility

    A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology can provide pathways into further qualifications in automotive electrical, as well as a potential career as an:

    Automotive Electrician

    Automotive Electrician Technician

    Automotive Electrical Diagnostic Technician

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    To be eligible to study a Certificate IV In Engineering Drafting, students must:

    • Be undertaking an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships under state funding are required by the relevant state funding authority to:
      • Be employed in an industry workplace.
      • Have access to workplace equipment as part of their training and assessment, and;
      • Have access to workplace supervisors as part of their training and assessment.
    • Have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills. At the Outsource Institute, we assess students’ ACSF levels and determine any necessary support requirements to ensure you can be successful in your studies. 

    All fee-for-service students must be employed with access to a relevant workplace. Industry experience is not necessary. Students do not need access to a supervisor, but may be a supervisor themselves.

    Students must hold pre-requisite units prior to commencing particular units in these qualifications. Current information about the prerequisite units can be found on the qualification information on training.gov.au.

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    Cert. 3 Auto Electrical Technology Program

    To be eligible to receive your Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, you must complete a total of 32 units, including 20 core units and 12 elective units. Up to 6 units may be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or accredited course, as long as the chosen units contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate hte outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

    Elective Unitsd
    • AURAEA102 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
    • 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
    • AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components
    • 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 Carry out diagnostic procedures
    • AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
    • AURETR026 Remove replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
    • AURLTF101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
    • AURETU102 Recover vehicle refrigerants
    • AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
    • AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
    • AURETU105 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
    • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
    • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    • AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
    • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
    • AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
    Recognition prior learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Students with supporting evidence or prior education or work experience may be eligible for Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). These credits or units can be used to reduce your study load or shorten your course duration. Once enrolled, you can contact Student Support to arrange an assessment for eligibility with our dedicated trainers.

    course Assessment Methods

    Assessment Methods

    During your studies, you’ll complete theoretical and practical assessments. Your theoretical assessments will require thoughts and inputs from concepts you have studied, while your practical studies will take you through scenario-based projects. During your practical assessments, you may gain photo, audio, video and text digital assets to build your portfolio and use in future job applications and competency testing. 


    Access Auto Electrical Training Sooner With Our Flexible Payment Plans

    Pay off your Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology with our flexible payment plans at the Outsource Institute. Our mission is to support people who want to progress into engineering and technical roles, providing opportunities and pathways to get into training sooner. 

    Try the sliding scale below to estimate your course fees across your course.


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