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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology - AUR30312

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.  

The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology prepares new employees or recognises and develops existing workers who service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components. Job roles related to this qualification include:• automotive electrician• automotive electrical technician• automotive electrical diagnostic technician.

This is a Nationally Recognised course within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

No entry requirements

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 32 units of competency, consisting of 20 core units (C) and 12 elective units (E). The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes:

Core Units

AURAEA3003    Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive mechanical industry   
AURASA2002    Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace   
AURETK2002    Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment   
AURETR2006    Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits   
AURETR2007    Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems   
AURETR2009    Install, test and repair vehicle lighting and wiring systems   
AURETR2010    Fabricate, test and repair wiring harnesses and looms   
AURETR2012    Test and repair basic electrical circuits   
AURETR2035    Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation   
AURETR3023    Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems   
AURETR3024    Diagnose and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems   
AURETR3025    Test, charge and replace batteries   
AURETR3027    Install ancillary electronic control unit systems and components    
AURETR3028    Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems   
AURETR3029    Diagnose and repair charging systems   
AURETR3030    Diagnose and repair starting systems   
AURETR3031    Diagnose and repair ignition systems   
AURETR3032    Repair electrical systems   
AURETR3043    Service and repair electronic body management systems   
AURTTA3018    Carry out diagnostic procedures   


AURETR3022    Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems   
AURETR3036    Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems   
AURETR3044    Service and repair electronic drive management systems   
AURLTD3004    Repair steering systems (light vehicle)   
AURLTD3005    Repair suspension systems (light vehicle)   
AURTTA2004    Carry out servicing operations   
AURTTA2005    Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives   
AURTTA3017    Carry out vehicle safety and roadworthy inspections   
AURTTB2001    Inspect and service braking systems   
AURTTE2004    Inspect and service engines   
AURTTF2001    Service petrol fuel systems   
AURTTK2002    Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment   



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