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Start your career as a motor mechanic

Kick start your career in the automotive industry with this foundation qualification. This entry-level course will give you the confidence you need to seek an automotive apprenticeship.

The automotive industry offers the opportunity to get involved in a broad-based skills area driven by new technologies. Automotive employment opportunities are emerging in diagnostic, servicing, repair and maintenance roles across Australia.

In this course you will gain the basic skills and knowledge required to carry out workplace tasks safely and effectively. You will become familiar with electrical and mechanical components and systems and learn how to use appropriate tools and equipment to complete basic removal, inspection and refitting of automotive components.

This course will set you on the path to finding an apprenticeship in a wide range of automotive occupations including a light or heavy vehicle mechanic, an automotive electrician, a diesel fitter or an outdoor power equipment technician. You may also like to seek employment as a vehicle service assistant or as an automotive parts interpreter. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

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DURATION

Part time: 5 months / 1 day per week

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Kurt Trask

Local education produces global recognition

Winning the gold medal at the National Worldskills Competition last year was a huge honour for me. I am extremely grateful for my TAFE Gold Coast teachers who will continue to mentor me leading into the International Worldskills Competition to be held in Brazil later this year. The positive experience I have had completing my course, is a life long experience that I have shared and would recommend to anyone considering securing a role within the automotive trades industry.

Kurt Trask
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore 2 Feb 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Students should contact their School Careers Officer.
  • To enrol students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course.
  • Students must be in Year 10, 11 or 12.
  • Please note: Year 12 students need to be aware of the end date of the course and ensure every effort is made to attend every lesson, as any extension may impact the QCE cut offs.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.
  • Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification.  It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

  • Students will need to supply steel capped safety work boots, long sleeved tops and safety glasses.
  • Students can purchase the textbook: "Automotive Mechanics Volume 1", approximately $120.00 available through most bookstores if they wish.  (It is not a mandatory requirement that students purchase the book). It may also be borrowed from the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Library.
  • Students should bring pens, pencils, paper and a calculator.

Timetable

  • Classes are held on Fridays from 8.00am-3.45pm for 5 months at Ashmore.
  • On the first day of class students should meet at Customer Service, E Block.

Placement

Students will be required to complete 120 hours of work experience during the school holidays.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must demonstrate competency in 12 units, 7 core and 5 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETK001 Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment Elective
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components Core
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components Core
AURTTA001 Remove and tag steering, suspension and braking system components Elective
AURTTA002 Assist with automotive workplace activities Elective
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations Elective
AURTTE003 Remove and tag engine system components Elective
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

This program receives VET in Schools funding, therefore is fee free for eligible secondary school students.  Please visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/vetis.html for further information or speak with one of our Customer Service Consultants on (07) 5581 8300.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

The qualification is particularly applicable to school-based studies as an entry-level pathway to employment, and is suitable as an Australian traineeship or apprenticeship pathway.  Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR Training Package Certificate III qualifications or other relevant qualifications.

Successful completion of this course will allow students to obtain 4 points towards their QCE.

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Automotive Mechanic
  • Vehicle Service Assistant

Kurt Trask

Local education produces global recognition

Winning the gold medal at the National Worldskills Competition last year was a huge honour for me. I am extremely grateful for my TAFE Gold Coast teachers who will continue to mentor me leading into the International Worldskills Competition to be held in Brazil later this year. The positive experience I have had completing my course, is a life long experience that I have shared and would recommend to anyone considering securing a role within the automotive trades industry.

Kurt Trask
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Orientation

Orientation:  An Orientation session will be held in class on the first day.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 13 December 2017

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