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.

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.

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Completed year 12 (or equivalent); or
  • A Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above
  • Minimum 5.5 IELTS academic score or equivalent.

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

NOTE: International students are required to hold Overseas Student Health Insurance cover for the duration of the course.

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.

Equipment students should provide include

  • Students will be provided with a protective work shirt.
  • a laptop installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • protective work clothing (including boots)
  • textbook

Pathways For Students
Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. After achieving the AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, candidates may choose to undertake further study in automotive qualifications.

Employment Pathway
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include

  • Automotive Electrician*

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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