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Course Info

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

National Course Code: AUR30316

Overview

Get a supercharged career working with a wide variety of vehicles and machinery with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. Get trade qualified to work as an auto electrician and stay one step ahead of new technology in this rapidly expanding industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Diagnose and repair charging systems, starting systems and ignition systems
  • Problem solve compression ignition engine management systems
  • Operate spark ignition engine management systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries
  • Jump starting difficult vehicles

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to connect with people from all walks of life
  • An eye for detail
  • A strong desire to learn

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • An ARC Refrigerant handling licence (ARC-Australian Refrigeration Council)
  • A full trade qualification as an automotive electrician
  • Experience with industry professionals
  • A competitive edge in the market

Career opportunities:

  • Automotive electrical technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

This course qualifies you to work as an automotive electrical tradesperson (auto electrician). After your apprenticeship, you could choose a higher-level qualification pathways:

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations

This course is currently available at 10 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Problem solving skills
  • A great work ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • A strong desire to learn

Assessments provide a great way for you to demonstrate what you've learned so far and identify what needs further development. In this course, you will undertake:

  • Theory knowledge assessments
  • Practical skills assessments

Importantly, the skills you gain in the workplace are recognised as evidence and contribute to performance criteria assessments.

This is a trade level course and qualifies you to work as an automotive electrical tradesperson.

If you are not a registered apprentice but want to start a career in the industry, choose the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology. The Certificate II is a recognised pre-apprenticeship that provides a pathway into the sector with a required 120 hours of work placement. Youll also receive recognition when enrolling in your Certificate III course and start your apprenticeship at second year.

Your employment as an apprentice will provide a range of behind the scenes experiences.

The course will provide hands-on activities to develop your skills in:

  • Installing
  • Servicing
  • Diagnosing and repairing automotive electrical systems as part of your training

In simulated automotive repair workshops, you will carry out servicing operations to meet manufacturer specifications using a range of machinery, tools, equipment and materials.

You will learn in TAFE NSW classrooms and train in state-of-the-art simulated workplaces called Automotive Training Centres. Automotive Training Centres have purpose-built workshop facilities, equipment, resources and tooling to replicate the conditions and pressures of a real workplace.

The need for highly skilled automotive electrical technicians to service, maintain and repair new and emerging technologies is at an all-time high.

Identified as a skills shortage sector, qualified automotive electrical technicians will continue to have strong employment opportunities well into the future, as new technologies become standard vehicle equipment.

Changing industry standards and ongoing technological advancement mean that you need to be skilled to meet what the future has in store.

Todays demands include technical support for features like electric seats, mirrors, cruise control, LED lighting, antilock braking, electronic stability control, collision avoidance and brake assist. Connectivity features are becoming standardised in vehicles and include infotainment, internet weather and traffic information, GPS and communications services.

The future is already here with advanced computer software offering parking assist, advanced cruise control and autonomous emergency braking systems. It will not be long before driverless vehicles become commonplace given trials began in NSW in 2018.

This technology will see workers across the industry requiring skills in servicing and maintaining driverless vehicles and a number of specialist job roles may evolve.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination
  • Full Time, Part Time, Variable
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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