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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
This course is designed for international students who will be involved in classroom training in a full-time capacity to gain the qualification. These students may come from different countries and cultural backgrounds and must hold a valid student visa.
Students need to complete 32(thirty-two) units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the AUR Training Package Qualifications Rules, which require:
- Total number of units = 32
- 21 core units, plus
- 11 elective units
Please note: All the elective units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with industry partners and they have been identified to provide knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry. The full list of units can be found in AUR Training Package and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review.
The units offered by AAIC are listed as below:
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core / Elective|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURASA102||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURETK002||Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace||Core|
|AURETR006||Solder electrical wiring and circuits||Core|
|AURETR007||Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems||Core|
|AURETR027||Install ancillary electronic systems and components||Core|
|AURETR010||Repair wiring harnesses and looms||Core|
|AURETR135||Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation||Core|
|AURETR112||Test and repair basic electrical circuits||Core|
|AURETR123||Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems||Core|
|AURETR125||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles||Core|
|AURETR128||Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems||Core|
|AURETR129||Diagnose and repair charging systems||Core|
|AURETR130||Diagnose and repair starting systems||Core|
|AURETR131||Diagnose and repair ignition systems||Core|
|AURETR132||Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems||Core|
|AURTTE104||Inspect and service engines||Core|
|AURTTA118||Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies||Core|
|AURETR009||Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems||Core|
|AURETR124||Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems||Core|
|AURETR143||Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems||Core|
|AURTTA105||Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives||Elective|
|AURTTB101||Inspect and service braking systems||Elective|
|AURTTC103||Diagnose and repair cooling systems||Elective|
|AURTTF101||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems||Elective|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|AURAFA103||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace||Elective|
|AURLTD104||Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems||Elective|
|AURLTB103||Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems||Elective|
|AURLTD105||Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems||Elective|
|AURLTE102||Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines||Elective|
|AURTTA104||Carry out servicing operations||Elective|
AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 52-week period. This will consist of scheduled 20 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 44 weeks (880 hours) allowing for 8-week breaks. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.
This program is delivered through classroom based face-to-face training, including simulated individual or group exercises in theory classes; practical sessions are delivered in the automotive workshop facilities and work placement is within industry. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the student’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.
Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency-based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the student either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.
The assessment process may include:
- Written Assessment
- Practical Task
- Observation of performance
- Work Placement /Third Party Report
Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification may include:
- Automotive Electrician
- Automotive Electrical Master Technician, Automotive Electrical Workshop Manager/Service Manager, Automotive Electrical Workshop Technical Service Advisor, Automotive Electrical Technician
(AAIC does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).
Pathways for further studies
After achieving the AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, students may choose to undertake AUR40620Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology or other relevant qualifications.
International Student’s Entry Requirements
- Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:
- Must be 18 years of age or over
- Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
- Minimum 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent as per the following:
- TOEFL iBT: 46
- PTE Academic: 42
- OET: B for each test component
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 162
Theory: AAIC Campus, Level 1, 135 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Practical: 16 Gaelic Avenue, Holden Hill SA 5088
Classroom based, Practical work at an Automotive Workshop and Work placement as arranged by AAIC.
Tuition Fee $11000
One Time Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Textbooks& Material Fees $750. Refer to details below.
Text book for Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology – AUR30320 – 097145C
1x Cap, 1x Long Sleeve Workshop Shirt, 1x Elastic Workshop Trouser
1x Safety Glasses / 1x pair Earplugs / 1x pair Hand Gloves
Safety Shoes Required and must be arranged by the student
Single Overseas Student Health Cover $ 550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $ 5000 per Annum Approximately