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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

National CodeAUR30312
TAFE SA CodeTP00575
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
FacultiesMining, Engineering and Transport
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 CampusApplication Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Study Load
Regency Park How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
The duration of an apprenticeship or traineeship course is determined by the study plan.

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry. Possible job roles include: Automotive electrician; Automotive electrical technician; and Automotive electrical diagnostic technician.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30312)
20 core units:

  • Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry
  • Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment
  • Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits
  • Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
  • Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems
  • Fabricate, test and repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
  • Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries
  • Install ancillary electronic control unit systems and components
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Diagnose and repair ignitions systems
  • Repair electrical systems
  • Service and repair electronic body management systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • plus 12 elective units.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. WorkReady funding for this course is only for a trainee/apprentice with an approved training contract.

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