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AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course Outline

Course Outline

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.
This course is designed for international students who are not involved in a traditional traineeship and will be involved in both theory and practical training in a full-time capacity to gain the qualification.
Class size: The class size could differ depending on the placements available during the term intake. It could vary in number up to a maximum of 25 per class.

Course code AUR30320
Start date Monthly intakes are available. Please contact the admissions team for further information.International Students: +613 9450 0500

Local Students: 131389

Delivery mode classroom-based; apprenticeship (Please note: you will need to supply your own employer)
  • The program delivery will be scheduled over approximately 70 weeks including 13 week’s break.
    57 weeks of study @ 20 hrs each week

Entry Requirements

International Students
The entry requirements for international students:
• Must be 18 years old or over
• Completed year 11 or equivalent
• A minimum score of 5.5 – IELTS, 46 – TOEFL, 42 – PTE, 47 CAE score or equivalent

Domestic students
• Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
• Training and assessments are conducted in English.
• Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
• Applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.


Pathways into the qualification
Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR21116 Certificate II in Automotive Sales in this Training Package or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40116 Certificate IV in Automotive Management or other relevant qualifications.

Employment or occupational pathway
The Certificate III in Automotive Sales prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components.
Job roles related to this qualification include:
   • Automotive electrician
   • Automotive electrical technician
   • Automotive electrical diagnostic technician

Units of study

Unit Code Unit Name Class Hours
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 20
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 20
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 20
AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation 40
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 20
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 60
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms 40
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components 40
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems 20
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems 40
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 60
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 40
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 20
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines 80
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems 40
AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 40
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems 20
AURLTZ101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems 40
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 80
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.

Participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session for a Training and Assessment pathway.

Students not achieving competency in any assessment will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of MITT’s reassessment policy.

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification. Example: Mark has been working as a motor mechanic in a workshop for 5 years, he never did get around to completing his qualification, his employer asks him to complete his Certificate III in Automotive, but he wasnʼt keen to study. In this case scenario, MITT can help Mark through the process and he could complete his qualification in less than a year.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Course Intake Dates

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit you, please get in touch with us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit students’ needs.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
International Students 9th 24th 17th 9th