AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology will teach you about diagnosing and repairing vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components. Whether you are a new employee or an existing worker looking to have your skills recognised and further developed this qualification prepares you for roles in a number of areas within the automotive industry from servicing to diagnostics and repairs. Completion of this course will enable you to repair and service the electrical components and systems of all vehicles. The qualification provides great scope for your future work in both automotive electrics and automotive air conditioning.


Employment roles linked to this qualification include automotive electrician, automotive electrical technician, automotive electrical diagnostic technician and automotive air conditioning.


Further training pathways from this course include Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology and Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Course Delivery

Apprentices are signed up for 4 years however this package is competency based meaning some apprentices may complete in less time. Practical tasks will be carried out in the workshop, practical tasks may be assessed on-site where appropriate for some units. Block release 7 weeks per calendar year.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $31.25
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $25.00
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems 20 $25.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $50.00
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms 40 $50.00
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $50.00
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60 $75.00
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50 $62.50
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $18.75
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components 40 $50.00
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems 40 $50.00
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $37.50
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $37.50
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30 $37.50
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 80 $100.00
AURETR035 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation 15 $20.00
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40 $50.00
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20 $25.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURETR005 Install automotive security systems and components 40 $50.00
AURETR008 Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies 15 $18.75
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components 40 $50.00
AURETR016 Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings 15 $18.75
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators 20 $25.00
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors 20 $25.00
AURETR020 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems 40 $50.00
AURETR021 Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems 40 $50.00
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70 $87.50
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50 $62.50
AURETU002 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10 $15.00
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $31.25
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35 $43.75
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20 $25.00
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURVTA002 Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems 20 $25.00
AURVTW001 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components 30 $37.50
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30 $37.50
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $50.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

2022 2023
Government Subsidised $4,813 $5,074
Concession $1,948 $2,046
Apprenticeship $4,301 $4,511
Apprenticeship Concession $1,846 $1,933
RPL Government Subsidised $3,069 $3,222
RPL Concession $614 $644
RPL Self-funded $4,092 $4,297
Self-Funded $5,836 $6,148

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
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2022 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, School Based Apprentice