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AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

National ID: AUR30316 State ID: BAD3
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Start your engines - your automotive career begins here.

A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology will give you a start in the automotive electrical industry. You will gain vital skills and knowledge including electric and electronic diagnosis and repair, vehicle wiring, overhauling alternators and starter motors, electronic drive systems, electric vehicle charging systems and workplace safety and health.

Please note: Central Regional TAFE offers the opportunity to complete a combined qualification with the AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology course. General information and requirements for this additional course can be found here(opens in a new tab) .

Half price fees apply!


This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • How to apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
  • How to install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
  • How to diagnose and repair charging, starting and ignition systems 
  • How to develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

This course is right for you if:

  • You enjoy mechanical tasks 
  • You like working with circuit boards, processors and electronic equipment
  • You enjoy repairing and fixing machines or systems
  • You're able to put together small parts with your fingers
  • You enjoy practical, hands on work
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at Central Regional TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path.

Learners undertaking the AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology will be required to obtain a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence prior to attending training.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

This course is available as an apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 3-4 years. It combines on the job learning and scheduled training with a registered training provider such as Central Regional TAFE.  This course is offered via an Apprenticeship pathway. Find out more here.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Job opportunities include:

  • Automotive Electrical Technician

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA. 

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. (opens in a new tab)

Study options and how to apply

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Available all year round, 2022

Kalgoorlie - Apprenticeship


An Apprenticeship course is a full-time employment-based training program usually lasting three (3) to four (4) years.  It combines an on-the-job learning with scheduled training blocks at TAFE.  You must have a Training Contract to enrol in an Apprenticeship Course. 

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Duration 3 Years
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Kalgoorlie
How Apprenticeship



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