Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

This program is designed for individuals interested in mastering the art of servicing, diagnosing, and repairing electrical systems and components within the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

AUR30320 - Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


Demand for automotive electrical skills is high, as highlighted by the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service. Throughout the course, you will acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to proficiently service, diagnose, and repair automotive electrical systems and components. From diagnosing faults to installing and fixing electrical systems such as lighting, wiring, ignition, instruments, and warning systems in vehicles, you’ll gain comprehensive expertise.

Course Details

During your Automotive Electrical Technology apprenticeship, you will train in a variety of skills that are essential in an automotive workplace. The course content also covers knowledge in Electrical Technology.

What You'll Learn

Install ancillary electronic systems and components.

Test and repair basic electrical circuits.

Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems.

Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems.

Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles.

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to diagnose, repair, and maintain the electrical systems in vehicles. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in the automotive industry, specialising in electrical and electronic components of vehicles.

Possible Roles

Automotive Electrician: As an automotive electrician, you'll diagnose and repair electrical faults in vehicles, including issues with wiring, lighting, ignition systems, and electronic control modules. You'll work to ensure vehicles are safe and functioning optimally.

Vehicle Diagnostics Technician: In this role, you'll specialise in using diagnostic tools and equipment to identify and troubleshoot complex electrical problems in vehicles. You'll interpret diagnostic codes and data to pinpoint issues accurately.

Fleet Maintenance Technician: Fleet maintenance technicians with a background in automotive electrical technology are responsible for maintaining and repairing the electrical systems of entire vehicle fleets, ensuring their reliability and safety.

Automotive Electronics Installer: As an electronics installer, you'll be involved in fitting and configuring electronic accessories such as audio systems, alarms, navigation systems, and aftermarket electronic components into vehicles.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician: With the rise of hybrid and electric vehicles, technicians with expertise in automotive electrical technology are needed to service, repair, and maintain the specialised electrical systems of these environmentally friendly vehicles.

Mobile Auto Electrician: Working as a mobile auto electrician, you'll travel to clients' locations to diagnose and repair electrical issues in their vehicles. This role requires the ability to provide on-the-spot solutions and excellent customer service.

Potential wages could be in the region of $115,000 to $135,000 per year

Delivery options

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Self Paced Study

Self-paced training is suited to individuals who may or may not be employed but whom are looking to undertake study for personal professional development.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course Duration

Course duration is over a nominal term of 48 months (criteria apply)

What You'll Pay

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Funded Options
User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

TSAGT Funding

TSAGT funding options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; TSAGT Funding

Study Now Pay later

Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

Employer Based
Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

From beginning to end, we support students and employers in completing the Automotive Electrical Technology apprenticeship as smoothly as possible. Our industry-current trainers will customise Apprentice Training Plans with students and employers in person. This helps employers properly plan for the training and keeps the apprentice on track. At Major Training, we also:

  • Train theory and practical skills onsite with your apprentice
  • Help employers train their apprentice on the job (to workplace requirements)
  • Provide education and coaching to employers around the supervision ratio and requirements
  • Offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required
  • Only employ industry-current and VET trainers and assessors
  • Work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks.

For more information on government incentives and the responsibilities of employers who provide apprenticeship training, contact Major Training on 1300 790 822 or enquire online.

Did you know that the government can provide up to $6000 in incentives for employers if their apprentice completes a AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

Government Incentives



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