Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course Code AUR30316
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1135 hours

Course Overview

The AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Automotive Electrical Technician.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.
The AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology in this Training Package or other relevant qualifications.

This course is delivered as an apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Automotive Service and Repair industry. Job roles related to this qualification include Automotive electrician, Automotive electrical technician, and Automotive electrical diagnostic technician.

Working in this industry can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, you might wish to undertake further study in the AUR40616 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Total enrolled hours will depend on electives selected.

Attendance on campus is required for 1 day per week throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,135 $3.10 $3,518.50 $15.00 $17,025.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,135 $0.62 $703.70 $15.00 $17,025.00
Full Fee 1,135 $5.33 $6,049.55 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,135 $0.65 $737.75 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this training package.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)
Units of Competency

AUR30316 – Core Units

AURETR007 – Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
AURETR035 – Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURTTA018 – Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURETR032 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR024 – Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR043 – Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURETR031 – Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR028 – Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR023 – Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR030 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR027 – Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR009 – Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR010 – Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR006 – Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETK002 – Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace

AUR30316 – Elective Units

AURTTA017 – Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURAFA003 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETH001 – Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
AURETH011 – Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETB001 – Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
AURETD001 – Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
AURETD011 – Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
AURETR044 – Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURETR022 – Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR003 – Identify automotive electrical systems and components
AURETK001 – Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURETR005 – Install automotive security systems and components
AURETR011 – Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETK003 – Operate electrical test equipment
AURETR017 – Overhaul charging system alternators
AURETR018 – Overhaul starting system motors
AURETR016 – Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
AURETR026 – Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
AURSCA001 – Select and supply automotive parts and products
AURTTA005 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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