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AUR30316 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 maximum 25 per class.

Course code AUR30316
Start date Monthly intakes 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 approximate 70 weeks including 13 weeks 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

Core Units
Unit Code Unit Name
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR035 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR032 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures


Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Name
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURLTE002 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURLTZ001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURLTD004 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTB003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations

Assessment Methods

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

For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.

Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments 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 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 dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.


State Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Victoria 15th 9th 9th
New South Wales 15th 9th 9th


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


If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 03 9450 0500, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

State Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Victoria 23rd 3rd 12th 11th
New South Wales 23rd 3rd 12th 11th