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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30316

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology AUR30316

Course Overview

Get set for a career in the Automotive industry with the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Learn to diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in a range of vehicles, including charging, compression ignition, and electronic body management systems.

You'll learn to repair wiring harnesses and looms, and solder and repair electrical wiring and circuits. You'll also learn important workplace safety processes so you're ready for life in a real auto workshop or out in the field.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive Service and Repair industry as an Automotive Electrician, Automotive Electrical Technician or an Automotive electrical diagnostic technician.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AUR40616 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$3,916.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$783.00
3. Full Fee
$6,810.00
Course Materials
$851.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) – contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

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:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through the Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.
Core Units
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
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
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR023
Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR024
Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR027
Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR028
Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR035
Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURETR043
Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
Elective Units
AURAFA003
Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETB001
Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
AURETD011
Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
AURETH001
Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
AURETH011
Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
AURETK001
Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURETK003
Operate electrical test equipment
AURETR005
Install automotive security systems and components
AURETR011
Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR016
Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
AURETR017
Overhaul charging system alternators
AURETR018
Overhaul starting system motors
AURETR022
Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURETR026
Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
AURETR044
Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
AURETR103
Identify automotive electrical systems and components
AURSCA101
Select and supply automotive parts and products
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA017
Carry out vehicle safety inspections
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Assessment methods may include:

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

Mark Ward

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments that the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions. Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

Attending on campus (Wangaratta - Docker St)

  • Attendance on campus is required for 5 days per week for 7 blocks throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment.
  • The majority of the learning is on-and-off-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor and trainer.
  • When attending on campus, students will need to abide by OHS - wear leather work boots. All other PPE will be supplied.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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