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Gain trade qualifications in auto electrical technology

To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in the field of auto electrics.  This course will qualify you to install, maintain, diagnose faults and repair electrical wiring in computer based equipment commonly found in cars, trucks, caravans, trailers and boats as well as earthmoving and agricultural machinery. Training is delivered in workshops, in the classroom and at your place of work.

You may be able to obtain recognition for your work or life experiences under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Speak to your teacher in the first session to start this process.

Topics include:

  • Diagnosis, service and reparation of faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as electronic fuel injection and ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control and automatic transmissions
  • Testing, replacement, recondition and installation of equipment such as generators, alternators, starter motors and batteries
  • Reparation or replacement of faulty ignitions, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches
  • Specialised electrical tools and machine usage

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years - TAFE training completed after 3 years / Day release/on-site delivery available

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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 Day release/on-site delivery available Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and be signed up as an apprentice.

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.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For all enquiries email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

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.  Board shorts are not permitted.  Steel capped safety work boots – steel capped volleys are not acceptable.
  • “Automotive Mechanics Volume 1" approximately $120.00 available through most bookstores or borrowed from the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Library.
  • Students should bring pens, pencils, paper and a calculator.

Timetable

Delivery is held over 4 years (TAFE training completed after 3 years) at Ashmore using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance. Optional on-site delivery is available.

Many TAFE Queensland Gold Coast apprenticeships now offer the option of more on-the-job training and therefore less time spent attending TAFE. Wherever this is the case a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast teacher is assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has structured training for various course competencies that are not practised regularly in the workplace so many employers may still choose to send their apprentice to TAFE to learn those skills, however, this is done by negotiation between the employer and the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast teacher.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must gain competency in 32 units, 20 core and 12 electives.
 

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators Elective
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors Elective
AURETR020 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems Elective
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems Elective
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems Elective
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURETU005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems Elective
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURVTA002 Remove and replace vehicle supplementary restraint systems Elective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Elective
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace Core
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits Core
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems Core
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems Core
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms Core
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components Core
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Core
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Core
AURETR035 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation Core
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Core
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology students will gain a Certificate III and become a qualified tradesperson. This qualification prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components.  

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40616 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • automotive electrician
  • automotive electrical technician
  • automotive electrical diagnostic technician

Job prospects

  • Automotive Electrician

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

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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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 25 August 2017

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