Trinity Institute Australia

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology UPGRADE

(CRICOS Code: 107234D)


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.

Note: this course may involve the need to be able to lift and carry vehicle components.

Trinity Institute (Australia) offers this upgrade course to students who have previously completed AUR30616 or AUR30620. You can become an auto electrician as well as an auto mechanic! 24 of the units you already passed will be used to help you complete this qualification.

On successful completion of this course students are awarded AUR30320 Certificate Ill in Automotive Electrical Technology. This nationally recognised qualification is used by graduates to gain employment as Automotive electricians*.

Course Duration
Trinity Institute (Australia) will deliver this qualification over 16 weeks: 12 weeks of training and assessment and 4 weeks of holidays. Training and assessment occurs over 20 hours per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 7 hours per week on study, research, practice, and assessment preparation.


This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face in classrooms and in simulated workplace environments, and also via interactive online learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses:

  • 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Automotive workshops (simulated automotive workplace environments) address:

  • 62 Tattersall Road, Kings Park NSW

Career Outcomes
Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment as an Automotive Electrician* (licensing requirements may apply).

Education Pathways
After achieving this nationally recognised qualification, graduates may wish to continue their education in AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

Delivery Methods And Assessments
This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in automotive workshops, and also via interactive online learning.
Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. At the beginning of each unit you will receive details of assessment tasks to be completed. Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally workplace practices and environments will be simulated within automotive workshops and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Please contact Team Trinity for current course fees.

Payment terms and conditions are included in the International Student Handbook. Additionally a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Trinity Institute (Australia) provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

Entry into this upgrade offering is limited to students who have previously completed AUR30616 or AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Trinity Institute (Australia) has the following entry requirements:

International Students must:

Be at least 18 years of age.

Meet the following education requirements:

  • Completed year 12 (or equivalent); or
  • A Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above

Meet the following English requirements:

  • Have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 or equivalent (test must have been taken no more than 12 months ago).
    NOTE: English language competence can also be demonstrated through evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or 
  • Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

Trinity Institute (Australia) also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Credit and RPL are available to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge, or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of this course.

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:

  • Training rooms
  • Fully functioning automotive workshops with light vehicles, tools and manufacturer specifications required for all units
  • Personal protective and safety equipment such as eye protection, hearing protection and gloves as required for each unit

    The equipment that students need to provide themselves includes:
  • A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • Text books
  • Safety work boots
  • Overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools as listed on resources list prior to enrolment.

Course Progress
Note that for international students’ satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the Student Handbook.

To attain this qualification, 32 units of competency must be successfully completed. You have already completed 24 as part of AUR30616 or AUR30620.

These are remaining 8 units that form this upgrade course:

  • AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
  • AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
  • AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms
  • AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components
  • AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management system
  • AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation


At Trinity Institute (Australia), we are driven by our goal to empower our students to meet their full potential. We aim to do so by providing an effective learning environment that challenges and stimulates the minds of our students. We have found that learning is more effective when students enjoy themselves.


A college may be an academic entity, but its responsibilities go far beyond studies. Trinity Institute (Australia) recognises this, and endeavours to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to develop themselves and become well-rounded individuals in the professional world. Our commitment to achieving this is evident in the strong work ethic of our teaching staff, our cultural mix and our emphasis on personal and academic development. We value the diverse background of our learners and demonstrate this in our teaching, curriculum and services.

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