Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology (National Code AUR40620/CRICOS Code 105524K)


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as master diagnostic technicians the automotive service and repair industry; servicing, diagnosing and repairing vehicle electrical systems and components. A range of advanced electrical diagnostic skills and knowledge is necessary, and leadership and supervision of others would be expected.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 10 (ten) units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the AUR Training Package Qualifications Rules, which require:

    • Total number of units = 10
    • 1 core unit, plus
    • 9 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
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults Core
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems Elective
AURTTA125 Diagnose complex faults in vehicle integrated stability control systems Elective
AURLTX104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle automatic transmission and driveline systems Elective
AURATA005 Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs Elective
AURETR139 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle in theft-deterrent systems Elective
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections Elective
AURETR137 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURTNA001 Estimate and quote automotive vehicle or machinery modifications Elective
AURETR034 Develop and apply electrical system modifications Elective


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 52-week period which consists of total 976 student contact hours. This qualification requires students to attend 24 hours per week of theory and practical training over a period of 24 weeks (576 hours) and work placement of 20 hours per week for 20 weeks (400 hours) allowing for 8 weeks term break.

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

Student 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 AUR40620 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology, students may choose to undertake AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology or other relevant qualifications.

International Student’s Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfill requirements as listed below:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Those undertaking Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology AUR40620 must have completed AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.
  • 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 $ 12000
One Time Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Textbooks& Material Fees $0
Single Overseas Student Health Cover $ 550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $ 5000 per Annum Approximately

Intake Dates

Intake dates for Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR40620)
2024 session

15/1/2024 12/1/2025
15/4/2024 13/4/2025
13/5/2024 11/5/2025
10/6/2024 8/6/2025
1/7/2024 29/6/2025
7/10/2024 5/10/2025
4/11/2024 2/11/2025
18/11/2024 16/11/2025
16/12/2024 14/12/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 18/12/2023 to 14/1/2024
2024: 1/7/2024 to 28/7/2024; 16/12/2024 to 12/1/2025
2025: 30/6/2025 to 27/7/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter