National code: AUR20420

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Overview About this course

Get the skills you need to start your career in the automotive electrical industry. Learn to diagnose and repair electrical faults on a range of vehicles. You’ll graduate ready for work as an accessory fitter or automotive electrical assistant.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Perform basic diagnostic procedures

  • Install, test and repair wiring on vehicle lighting systems and electrical security components

  • Install ancillary electrical equipment

  • Perform minor repairs to electrical circuits

  • Inspect and service batteries

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Learn to use and maintain electrical equipment

  • Diagnose minor electrical and component faults

  • Learn safe and environmentally sustainable working practices

  • Learn to respond effectively to customers’ needs and enquiries

  • Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

    • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 2 across the five bands of literacy and 3 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • An interest in automotive electronics and electrical
    • A reasonable level of dexterity and mobility such as bending, sitting in awkward positions, and able to lift a minimum of 10kg
    • Good hand-eye coordination
    • The ability to provide appropriate workwear, safety glasses and steel cap boots

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Accessory fitter, Automotive electrical assistant, Automotive electrical component installer and Automotive electrical trainee

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 10 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits AURETR006

  • Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components AURETR011

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

  • Inspect, test and service batteries AURETR115

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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