AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


National Code: AUR30316
TAFE SA Code: TP00913


Description

Automotive electricians are specialists in the diagnosis and repair of faults in the electrical and electronic components of all types of vehicles. In addition to lighting, starting, charging and ignition systems, the widespread use of on-board computers has given an added dimension to the complexity of an automotive electrician’s work. An Apprenticeship in this vocation is an exciting opportunity to enter the industry.

Duration
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Up to 48 months 
Campus
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled
Application

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$452 - $609
$2,712 - $3,651
Concession
$242 - $325
$1,449 - $1,951

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $130.00 for Personal protective equipment and stationery.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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.

    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 (AUR30316)
    This course covers skills and knowledge in soldering, wiring harness repairs and construction, electrical and electronic principles, diagnosis and electrical test equipment. 20 core units plus 12 electives.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems 20
    Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation 15
    Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
    Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 80
    Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
    Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50
    Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40
    Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30
    Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems 40
    Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
    Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
    Install ancillary electronic systems and components 40
    Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
    Repair wiring harnesses and looms 40
    Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
    Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace 20

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out servicing operations 20
    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35
    Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems 25
    Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems 25
    Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems 60
    Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50
    Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems 40
    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
    Diagnose complex system faults 80
    Identify and match uncommon automotive parts 40
    Inspect and service engines 20
    Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20
    Install air conditioning systems 30
    Install automotive security systems and components 40
    Install hydraulic systems to specified applications 74
    Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings 15
    Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems 20
    Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems 30
    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
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