Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Certificate III   NRT
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 –   Ultimo
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  • Automotive Electrical Technology course details

    Course description and aims

    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 outcomes and careers


    Entry requirements

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend this information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 24 January 2018, between 8:00am and 7:00pm at TAFE NSW Ultimo, Corner of Mary Ann and Wattle Street, Ultimo, Building Q, Level G, Room QG.08 (AutoCel).

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: 1 day per week for 30 weeks per year for 3 years. Day of attendance will confirmed at information session.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    AURETR007Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems20
    AURETR035Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation15
    AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
    AURETH011Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles20
    AURETU004Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems35
    AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems80
    AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
    AURETR024Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems50
    AURETB001Diagnose and repair electric braking systems60
    AURETR043Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems40
    AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems30
    AURETR028Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems40
    AURETR044Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems50
    AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems60
    AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
    AURETR022Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems70
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
    AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
    AURETU001Install air conditioning systems30
    AURETR027Install ancillary electronic systems and components40
    AURETR005Install automotive security systems and components40
    AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems40
    AURETR017Overhaul charging system alternators20
    AURETR018Overhaul starting system motors20
    AURETU002Recover vehicle refrigerants10
    AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms40
    AURETU005Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems30
    AURETU003Service air conditioning and HVAC systems25
    AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits20
    AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits40
    AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
    AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace20



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