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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

Full time: 12 weeks / 3 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $3,220
  • Subsidised $200 - $394
  • Concession $80

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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

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

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Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
16 Apr 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recommends the following:

  • You will have successfully completed Year 10 in a Queensland secondary school or equivalent.
  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • 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.
  • To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.
  • Further funding incentives apply to this course.  Please speak with a Customer Service Consultant on (07) 5581 8300 to check your eligibility.

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.

Location/s

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

Resources required

  • Under Workplace Health and Safety legislation you are legally required to wear appropriate protective clothing in class and around the Trades area at all times.  Students without the correct gear will be denied entry into the classroom.
  • Students are to provide the following protective clothing:  Overalls or long sleeved tops and long pants (jeans are appropriate) and steel capped safety work boots.  Board shorts and steel capped volleys are not permitted.
  • 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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00am-3.45pm.
  • Classes are conducted at Ashmore for 10 weeks plus 2 weeks work experience held throughout the term.  Work experience will commence after the first two weeks of class.
  • On the first day of class students meet at Customer Service, E Block.
  • Classes are delivered as a combination of theory and practice.

Placement

Work experience significantly increases your opportunity to secure employment. Students may undertake up to 120 hours work experience in addition to their formal classes.  Work experience is scheduled in the third week.

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

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$3,220

FULL FEE

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$200 - $394

SUBSIDISED

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$80

CONCESSION

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

  • This is a pre-apprenticeship course and is ideal for anyone hoping to obtain an apprenticeship in the automotive industry.
  • Students will receive credit for all equivalent units delivered in the apprenticeship program.

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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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Orientation

Timetables will be available at Orientation on the first day of class. Students who miss the initial Orientation will not be able to participate in any workshop activities until they have undertaken a safety induction.

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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 22 November 2017

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