AUR30320 Certificate III in

Automotive Electrical Technology

CRICOS Course Code: 112318B

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  • Study modeBlended
    (face-to-face and online)

  • Campus locationsParramatta

  • Course Duration78 weeks

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Course Description

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.

Course Duration and Delivery

78 Weeks

  • 54 Weeks Tuition and 24 Weeks Holidays


  • 20 Hours/Week

Blended Learning

  • Face-to-face and online

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: $18,500 *

Enrolment Fee: $500 **

Resources Fee: $1500

* Discounts may apply** Non-refundable Information on other fees and charges available here Note: Pre-paid tuition fees are protected through Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

Intake Dates

  • 14 August 2023
  • 2 October 2023
  • 6 November 2023

Training Location

Apex trains and assesses this course from the Parramatta Campus that is fully equipped with facilities including classrooms, computer lab, wireless internet, library facility, and a student sitting and recreation area.

The practical sessions for training and assessments are conducted at Apex’s automotive workshop situated at 9, Bourke Street, North Parramatta.

Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites

The course will be available for those students who are 18 years or older and have completed Year 12. International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

Course Completion

Students obtaining a ‘competent’ result for all listed units of competency will achieve the AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who complete less than the required units for the full qualification.

APEX does not guarantee completion of this course.

Employment Outcomes and Education Pathways

Employment Outcomes

Possible employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:

  • Automotive Technician.
  • Automotive Electrical Technician.

Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors.

Education Pathways

Qualifications awarded by APEX will be recognised by other RTO’s Australia wide. Upon successful completion of this course, students may progress to:

Units of Competency

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA102 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
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components Core
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits Core
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems Core
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Core
AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems Core
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems Core
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems Core
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems Core
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems Core
AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation Core
AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems Core
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies Core
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines Core
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Elective
AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections Elective
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems Elective
AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems Elective
AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems Elective
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURLTD109 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle steering and suspension systems Elective
AURTTR101 Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems Elective
AURETR037 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systems Elective
AURLTE104 Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle petrol engines Elective

The 32 units of competency are delivered throughout the 54 weeks of tuition. The qualification is delivered over 6 terms of tuition.

All the above listed units of competency must be completed to receive the AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology qualification.


Assessments are conducted during training sessions and on completion of training for each unit to determine if the learner is competent. The assessments are conducted using knowledge and skills assessments. Assessment methods may include: Assignment, Questioning (Oral/Written), Case Study, Third Party Report, In Class Activities, Observations, Role Play and RPL.

RPL and Exemptions

Apex will recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTO’s, upon verification with the issuing organisation. RPL and Credit Transfer are available for students to access prior to enrolment. More information is available in our student handbook.

Trainers and Assessors

All trainers and assessors hold vocational and training and assessment competencies at the level they teach or assess or higher, and have current and relevant industry skills.

Please note: APEX does not guarantee successful completion of the course nor guarantees a particular employment or migration outcome on completion of the qualification.

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