Certificate III In Automotive Electrical Technology

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Course Duration
Delivery Mode
(15 hours in-person, 5 hours online), Blended
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is a nationally accredited course that 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 will provide the learner with the knowledge to apply inspection, diagnosis and repair skills of the electronic components and systems found in automotive vehicles.

At Invicta, our automotive courses will prepare you to become job-ready with the necessary skills and knowledge required to thrive in the automotive industry. The practical component of the course is delivered in a purpose-designed automotive workshop giving you the opportunity to experience the environment of a real business scenario.


78 weeks including 60 weeks of training and assessment delivery and 18 weeks of holidays.


Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Australian Year 10 or equivalent.


Additionally, all applicants are required to:
Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course
Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Automotive Electrician
Automotive Electrical Technician

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto: AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis or other relevant qualifications.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: AUD 16,500
Enrolment Fee: AUD 200
Materials Fee: AUD 800
Total cost: AUD 17,500


A nationally accredited Qualification at the Certificate III Level, AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Delivery Mode

Blended (20 hours per week including 15 hours of face-to-face week in a classroom and an automotive workshop-based training and assessment and 5 hours of online study)

Course Structure

The course will be delivered over a 16-month period across 9 terms. Each term consists of 6 weeks of delivery and two weeks of break. The course is delivered in a purpose designed Automotive Technology learning institute. Students will attend college in-person 2 days per week (15 hours). The face-to-face component is conducted in a combination of classroom and automotive workshop environment. Practical sessions will include the demonstration, explanation, and practice of automotive technology skills undertaken in a fully functioning and equipped automotive workshop situated on Revesby campus. In addition to face‐to‐face learning, students will also complete 5 hours of online study each week to assist them in building their professional knowledge and undertake work toward their assignments.


A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the students including (but not limited to) written and oral questions, observation, projects/reports, practical demonstration, role-play. Assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet. A fully equipped Computer Lab and free internet access available at the campus. And it is essential for the student to have access to computer device and possess basic computer skills.

What will I study?

To achieve the qualification, students are required to complete 32 units of competency (21 core and 11 elective units).
Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplaceCore
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplaceCore
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplaceElective
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplaceElective
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplaceElective
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programsElective
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplaceCore
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and componentsCore
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehiclesCore
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuitsCore
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systemsCore
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systemsCore
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systemsCore
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systemsElective
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systemsElective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systemsElective
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspectionsElective
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operationsElective
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategiesCore
AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systemsElective
AURTTE104 Inspect and service enginesCore
AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle enginesElective
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systemsCore
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systemsCore
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsCore
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and loomsCore
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systemsCore
AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operationCore
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systemsCore
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuitsCore
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systemsCore