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Offering Info

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

  • National Course Code: AUR30320
  • TAFE NSW code: AUR30320-01V01-22HNB-005

Location – Hornsby (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

3 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology equips you with the skills to become a trade-qualified auto electrician. Work on a variety of vehicles and machinery and get insight into the latest 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
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Operate spark ignition engine management systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries
  • Partake in a range of activities and assessments that are associated with being an auto-electrician

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • A great work ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • An interest in cars and technology

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to become trade-qualified
  • Depending on your electives, eligibility to apply for your Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) Refrigerant Handling Licence
  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Automotive electrician
  • Automotive air conditioning specialist

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career to the next level with a TAFE NSW automotive study pathway:

  • Certificate IV in Mechanical Technology

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the automotive industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Enquire today to talk through your options.

Non-apprenticeship

Enquire today, and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements that apply.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to take:

  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 2 across the two bands of reading and writing, a score of 3 across the two bands of learning and oral communication, a score of 1 across one band of digital literacy and a score of 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.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.

If you wish to work with automobile air conditioning, you will need your ARC Refrigerant Handling Licence. To be eligible to apply for this licence, you will need to have completed the following elective units in the second year of this course:

  • AURETU002 Recover vehicle refrigerants
  • AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
  • An interest in automotive electronics and electricals
  • A reasonable level of fitness, including the ability to bend, sit in awkward positions, and lift a minimum of 10kg
  • Your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as steel-capped boots, safety goggles, hearing protection and appropriate clothing

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 7 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 28 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 3 years.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
Elective Units
Number Title
AURETB101 Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR014 Inspect, test and service starting systems
AURETR116 Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETU102 Recover vehicle refrigerants
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components
AURRTR007 Install marine electrical systems and components
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURVTA002 Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Hornsby (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

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