AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


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 course prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components.

The student will learn how to apply safe work practices, use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment and test and repair basic electrical circuits. This course will help you develop your skills in servicing and repairing vehicle lighting and wiring systems and removing/replacing electrical units and assemblies.


While there are no entry requirements defined in the training package, the RTO requires the following criteria to be met:

    • Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement
    • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification or higher
    • IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Certificate III in EAL or its equivalent
Note: Alternatively, students may demonstrate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement through an EAA LLN assessment test.


This course will be delivered over a 52 weeks of full-time study including 12 weeks of holidays and breaks.

It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and/or Credit Transfer.


Candidates who are 18 years and above, (including maturely aged clients) who wish to enter into the Automotive industry as Automotive electrician.


Individuals may enter to this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.


After achieving this qualification, individuals could progress to Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology or other relevant qualifications within the training package.


This qualification provides a pathway to work as an electrician within the automotive industry. Possible job title includes.

    • automotive electrician
    • automotive electrical technician
    • automotive electrical diagnostic technician


Training is based on face-to-face classroom delivery including interactive classroom teaching, practical activities and tutorials. Practical activities are conducted in a simulated automotive workshop within the RTO premises.


51 Brady Street, South Melbourne


Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Students will be required to perform in a range of assessment tasks including and not limited to: Knowledge Test, Written Assignment, Practical Observation / Demonstration.


The recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway is appropriate for candidates who have previously attained skills and knowledge from outside the formal education and training system and which includes work and life experience.

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.


To attain this qualification, 32 units must be completed, consisting of 20 core units and 12 elective units.


1AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
2AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
3AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
4AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits
5AURETR007Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
6AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
7AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms
8AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits
9AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
10AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
11AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
12AURETR027Install ancillary electronic systems and components
13AURETR028Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
14AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems
15AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems
16AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems
17AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
18AURETR035Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
19AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
20AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures


21AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
22AURETR044Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
23AURLTB003Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
24AURLTB004Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic steering systems
25AURLTB005Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic suspension systems
26AURLTE002Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
27AURTTA004Carry out servicing operations
28AURTTA017Carry out vehicle safety inspections
29AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems
30AURTTE004Inspect and service engines
31AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
32AURTTZ002Diagnose and repair exhaust systems

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