Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (National Code AUR30320/CRICOS Code 105523M)


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.

Qualification Rules

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
AURTTK102 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 24 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week for 44 weeks (1056 hours) allowing for 8-week breaks. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

Delivery Methods

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.

Assessment Methods

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
  • Project
  • Assignment
  • Work Placement /Third Party Report

Employment Pathway

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 6.0 IELTS score or equivalent in PTE, TOEFL, OET and Cambridge English


Theory: AAIC Campus, Level 1, 135 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Practical: 24 Dundee Avenue, Holden Hill SA 5088

Delivery mode

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
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

Intake Dates

Intake dates for Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30320)
2024 session

15/1/2024 12/1/2025
5/2/2024 2/2/2025
26/2/2024 23/2/2025
18/3/2024 16/3/2025
15/4/2024 13/4/2025
13/5/2024 11/5/2025
3/6/2024 1/6/2025
15/7/2024 13/7/2025
5/8/2024 3/8/2025
2/9/2024 31/8/2025
14/10/2024 12/10/2025
4/11/2024 2/11/2025
18/11/2024 16/11/2025
2/12/2024 30/11/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 18/12/2023 to 14/1/2024
2024: 1/7/2024 to 14/7/2024; 30/9/2024 to 13/10/2024; 16/12/2024 to 12/1/2025
2025: 30/6/2025 to 13/7/2025; 29/9/2025 to 12/10/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter