Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology - AUR30316


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03654D

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.


  • 32 units: 20 core
  • 12 elective


  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems
  • Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Install LPG, CNG and LNG electrical control equipment
  • Inspect, test and service charging systems
  • Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems
  • Inspect, service and repair AC electric motor drive systems
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors
  • Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
  • Inspect, service and repair DC electric motor drive systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Install air conditioning systems
  • Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems
  • Recover vehicle refrigerants
  • Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • Inspect technical quality of work in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
  • Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Communicate business information in an automotive workplace
  • Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems
  • Install ancillary electronic systems and components
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Maintain quality processes in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • Overhaul charging system alternators
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Adapt work processes to new technologies in an automotive workplace
  • Remove, refit and operate electrical components following body repair activities
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Carry out soft soldering techniques
  • Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
  • Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems
  • Diagnose complex system faults
  • Inspect, test and service starting systems
  • Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
  • Provide technical guidance
  • Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems
  • Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
  • Install marine electrical systems and components
  • Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Test and service electric outdoor power equipment
  • Install automotive security systems and components
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components
  • Service and maintain battery electric vehicles
  • Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Remove and replace automotive and marine interior trim components
  • Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
  • Overhaul starting system motors
  • Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle mechanical fuel injection systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • Carry out tungsten inert gas welding
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • Inspect, test and service batteries
  • Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles

Standard entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wangaratta - Docker Street Domestic: $6,810
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wangaratta - Docker Street.

Tuition fees vary according to eligibility for funding and concession. Fees may include tuition fees, materials fees and an annual student services fee.

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