Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

Entry Requirements:

Year 10 literacy and numeracy; plus relevant employment if undertaking as an apprenticeship.


32 units: 20 core; 12 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Solder electrical wiring and circuits; Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems; Test and repair basic electrical circuits; Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles; Diagnose and repair ignition systems; Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation; plus more. Electives: Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace; Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace; Diagnose and repair electric braking systems; Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


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Related Careers:

Automotive Electrician,
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The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 230 programs at different levels through five campuses across Canberra.

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