Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (Apprenticeship)

Course Code
AUR30312 (Expression of interest)
Course Type
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Warragul; Yallourn; Leongatha; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
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Study Modes
On Campus; On Site

Warragul, Yallourn and Leongatha
Automotive Department

Phone: (03) 5127 0253

Email: automotive@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Fulham Campus
Jamie Austin
Phone: (03) 5142 2496
Email: j.austin@federationtraining.edu.au

Bairnsdale Campus:
Lance Martin
Phone: (03) 5150 4287
Email: l.martin@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

Federation Training has submitted applications to ASQA with the intention of delivering these courses/qualifications in 2014

Automotive electricians install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as caravans, trailers, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, marine applications and agricultural equipment.

Federation Training is recognised by the Institute for Trade Skills Excellence as one of Australia’s leading automotive training providers. Undertaking your apprenticeship with Federation Training will give you a nationally recognised qualification from a respected training organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Workshop Supervisor

Entry Requirements

  • Currently undertaking an apprenticeship, working in the field.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment includes assignments and self paced workshop activities.

Opportunities For Further Study

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology
Certificate IV in Automotive Technology (LPG Installation and Maintenance)

Course Structure

Common – Environment
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry 25
Common – Health and Safety
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
Electrical – Technical – Tools and Equipment
AURETK2002 Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment 20
Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic
AURETR2006 Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits 20
AURETR2007 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems 20
AURETR2009 Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
AURETR2010 Fabricate, test and repair wiring harnesses and looms 40
AURETR2012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
AURETR2035 Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation 15
AURETR3023 Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR3024 Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems 50
AURETR3025 Test, charge and replace batteries 15
AURETR3027 Install ancillary electronic control unit systems and components 40
AURETR3028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems 40
AURETR3029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
AURETR3030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
AURETR3031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30
AURETR3032 Repair electrical systems 80
AURETR3043 Service and repair electronic body management systems 40
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
Common – Foundation Skills
AURAFA2003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20
Common – Tools and Equipment
AURAKA3002 Adapt work processes to new technologies 40
Common – Management, Leadership and Supervision
AURAMA2001 Work effectively with others 20
AURAMA2002 Communicate business information 20
Common – Quality
AURAQA3002 Inspect technical quality of work 40
AURAQA3003 Maintain quality systems 40
Common – Technical
AURATA3004 Provide technical guidance 40
AURATA3005 Estimate complex jobs 30
Electrical – Technical – Brakes
AURETB3001 Repair electric braking systems 20
Electrical – Technical – Hybrid Vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicle
AURETH3001 Depower battery electric vehicles 10
AURETH3002 Service and maintain battery electric vehicles      PreReq: AURETH3001 20
Electrical – Technical – Electrical and Electronic
AURETR2005 Install, test and repair electrical security systems and components 40
AURETR2008 Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies 15
AURETR2011 Install and test basic ancillary electrical components 40
AURETR2013 Inspect and service charging systems 10
AURETR2014 Inspect and service starting systems 10
AURETR2015 Inspect and service batteries 10
AURETR2016 Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings 15
AURETR2042 Remove, refit and test electrical componentry for operation following body repair activities 20
AURETR3017 Overhaul charging system alternators 20
AURETR3018 Overhaul starting motors 20
AURETR3019 Inspect, service and repair AC electric motor drive systems 150
AURETR3021 Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems 40
AURETR3022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
AURETR3026 Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies 30
AURETR3036 Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems 25
AURETR3044 Service and repair electronic drive management systems 50
Electrical – Technical – Air Conditioning and HVAC
AURETU2001 Install air conditioning systems 30
AURETU2002 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10
AURETU2003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25
AURETU3004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35
AURETU3005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems 30
AURETU4007 Overhaul air conditioning system components 30
Mechanical – Heavy Vehicle – Technical – Emission and Exhaust
AURHTZ3001 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle emission control systems 20
Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Brakes
AURLTB3003 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems 40
Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Steering and Suspension
AURLTD3004 Repair steering systems (light vehicle) 30
AURLTD3005 Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) 30
Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Engines
AURLTE2001 Remove and install light vehicle engine assemblies 30
AURLTE3002 Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) 60
Mechanical – Light Vehicle – Technical – Fuel Systems
AURLTF3001 Diagnose and repair mechanical fuel injection systems 50
Outdoor Power Equipment – Technical – Electrical and Electronic
AURPTR2002 Test and service outdoor electric powered equipment 20
Marine – Technical – Engines
AURRTE3005 Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems and components 20
Marine – Technical – Electrical and Electronic
AURRTR3002 Install marine electronic systems and components 15
AURRTR3003 Test, diagnose and repair marine electronic systems and components 30
AURRTR3004 Install marine electrical systems and components 10
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical
AURTTA2004 Carry out servicing operations 20
AURTTA2005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10
AURTTA3017 Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections 10
AURTTA3019 Carry out advanced diagnostic procedures 30
AURTTA4021 Carry out diagnosis of complex system faults 80
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Brakes
AURTTB2001 Inspect and service braking systems 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Cooling Systems
AURTTC3003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Engines
AURTTE2004 Inspect and service engines 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Fuel Systems
AURTTF2001 Service petrol fuel systems 25
AURTTF3004 Repair diesel fuel injection systems 80
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Tools and Equipment
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Alternative Fuels
AURTTL3010 Install LPG, CNG and LNG electrical control equipment 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering
AURTTW2001 Carry out soft soldering techniques 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous – Technical – Emission and Exhaust
AURTTZ2002 Repair exhaust system components 10
Vehicle Body – Technical
AURVTA3002 Remove and replace supplementary restraint systems 20
AURVTA3004 Inspect vehicle systems and determine preferred repair action 20
Vehicle Body – Technical – Trimming and Upholstery
AURVTT2003 Remove and replace vehicle interior trim components 20
Vehicle Body – Technical – Welding, Grinding, Machining and Soldering
AURVTW2001 Carry out manual metal arc welding procedures 30
AURVTW2002 Carry out brazing procedures 30
AURVTW2003 Carry out gas metal arc welding procedures 30
AURVTW2004 Carry out gas tungsten arc welding procedures 30
AURVTW2008 Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures 30
BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 40
BSBWHS301A Maintain workplace safety 40
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 40