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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Cricos Course Code: 109038C

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.

  • Course Duration & Intake Dates

    This qualification will be delivered over 76 weeks including 68 weeks of training and assessment and 8 weeks of holidays.

    Note that supplementary classes will be scheduled, and attendance required, should additional classes be required to allow for classes missed as a result of public holidays, or other interruptions, and/or for students who require further training and/or reassessment or additional support.

  • What will I study?
    Total number of 32 units are required for the award of the AUR30320 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

    Core units: 21 units

    Elective units: 11 units, of which:

    • all 11 units may be from the elective units listed in the AUR30320 qualification.
    • up to 6 units may be from a Certificate II qualification or above in the AUR Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

    Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/ Elective
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURASA102Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
    AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuitsCore
    AURETR007Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systemsCore
    AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systemsCore
    AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and loomsCore
    AURETR027Install ancillary electronic systems and componentsCore
    AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
    AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
    AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systemsCore
    AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
    AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systemsCore
    AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
    AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
    AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
    AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsCore
    AURETR135Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operationCore
    AURETR143Diagnose and repair electronic body management systemsCore
    AURTTA118Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategiesCore
    AURTTE104Inspect and service enginesCore
    AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
    AURETD101Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systemsElective
    AURETR008Remove and replace electrical units and assembliesElective
    AURETR011Install basic ancillary electrical systems and componentsElective
    AURETR026Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assembliesElective
    AURETR116Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawingsElective
    AURETR120Diagnose and repair network electronic control systemsElective
    AURETR122Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systemsElective
    AURETR144Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systemsElective
    AURTTA121Diagnose complex system faultsElective
    AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceElective


  • Entry Requirements
    Although the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements for this training product.

    OCT has the following entry requirements in place for international students:

    ·       be at least 18 years of age.

    ·       participate in a course entry interview (pre-enrolment review) to determine suitability of the course and additional support needs.

    ·       undertake OCT’s ACSF LLN assessment.

    English Language Requirements:

    Prospective learner must have taken any of the following test types and achieved the minimum score in the last three (3) years.

    Test Type Score or levelMinimum score and at least 10 weeks ELICOSMinimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
    TOEFL internet-based test463532
    Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)423630
    Occupational English TestB for each test componentN/AN/A

    *ELICOS – English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

    You are not required to provide evidence of English language requirement if one of the following applies to you:

    ·       you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK*, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

    ·       you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

    ·       you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course

    ·       you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland

    ·       in the 2 years before applying for enrolment, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

    Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

    Conditions of Entry:

    For international students, it is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, you must provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500).

    Physical Requirements

    The physical requirements of an auto mechanic can be very demanding and it is expected that you will have reasonable level of fitness to perform the following tasks:

    ·       Constant hand function (fine and gross) and lifting waist to overhead and carrying up to 2kg

    ·       Frequent standing, forward reaching, overhead reaching and static neck postures;

    ·       Frequent lifting from floor to overhead and carrying from 2kg to 15kg;

    ·       Frequent pushing and pulling;

    You are required to discuss your capabilities in the above areas and any concerns you have during the course entry interview.

  • Study Assessment and Pathway
    OCT operates on a rolling intake timetable. Although no units in this qualification have any pre-requisites, OCT has adopted a stage based rolling intake where all students must complete the units in the initial stage listed below prior to merging these students with older students in ongoing classes. OCT runs these units on an ongoing basis depending on student enrolments and commencements. Students can commence their course in any of the following units and in any order. Once, the students have completed the following units they will be merged with older students. Each student will be provided with their individual training and assessment plan outlining their timetable.

    ·       AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

    ·       AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace


    You will be provided with your own apprentice toolkit which you will be required to bring to all practical classes. You will also be provided with a uniform which must be worn for all workshop days.

    You must buy your own Safety Boots and bring them to each practical class. You will be provided with a timetable that will identify the days you will be attending workshop-based training and assessment.

    Student Support Services
    OCT has a range of Student Support Services available for you. Please refer to your student handbook for details on available Student Support Services.
    Assessment System
    Units are assessed individually via a range of assessment methods: Written Assessment, Verbal Questioning and Practical Demonstrations observed directly by the assessor.
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)
    THE RTO offers all students the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Please refer to our RPL and CT policy and procedure in the Student Handbook and/or Website.

    Assessment Appeals
    Students can make an appeal against any assessment decision by following the Complaints and Appeals Policy outlined in the Student Handbook and our website.

    All appeals and complaints will be dealt with following the Complaints and Appeals Procedure.

  • Course Price

    Contact Oceania College of Technology or your education agent for prices, promotional offers and incentives that may be available.

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    Payment plans are available with weekly, monthly, term or semester payment options.