Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology – AUR30312

Automotive electricians install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as caravans, trailers, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, marine applications and agricultural equipment.

Career Opportunities

This apprenticeship course is designed for those currently employed in the automotive field wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge of vehicle electronics. Once completed you will receive an industry recognised qualification and skills. Job roles related to this qualification include: automotive electrician, automotive electrical technician, automotive electrical diagnostic technician.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.

For more information about this course, please contact us.

What will I study?

List of course units is available on the next page.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply for this course if you are 15 or older and are employed in the field or have been offered an apprenticeship.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related certificate III courses. Further opportunities in the automotive industry may include certificate IV or diploma courses.

Course Units

Code Unit of Competence Core/Elective
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry Core
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETK2002 Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment Core
AURETR2006 Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits Core
AURETR2007 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems Core
AURETR2009 Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems Core
AURETR2010 Fabricate, test and repair wiring harnesses and looms Core
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR2035 Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation Core
AURETR3023 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries Core
AURETR3027 Install ancillary electronic control unit systems and components Core
AURETR3028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Core
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR3031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURETR3032 Repair electrical systems Core
AURETR3043 Service and repair electronic body management systems Core
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURETR3036 Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems Elective
AURETR3044 Service and repair electronic drive management systems Elective
AURLTD3004 Repair steering systems (light vehicle) Elective
AURLTD3005 Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) Elective
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations Elective
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURAFA2003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTB2001 Inspect and service braking systems Elective
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines Elective
AURTTF2001 Service petrol fuel systems Elective
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment Elective

Study Options

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


 Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.

Course Duration

The nominal duration to complete qualification is 12 months full time. If this training is part of an apprenticeship the nominal duration is 36 to 48 months. As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.