Trinity Institute Australia

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

(CRICOS Code: 107234D)


The AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology prepares students for a career as an Automotive Electrician within the automotive industry.

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Qualification Overview
This qualification applies to individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry. 

Target Groups
Target groups for AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career as an Auto Electrician
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Duration
This course is delivered over 52 weeks, including 36 weeks of training and assessment and 16 weeks of holidays.

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 Automotive qualifications.

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

Trinity Institute (Australia) has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

Be at least 18 years of age.
Meet the following education requirements:

  • 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 be no more than 12 months ago). NOTE: English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented 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.

Training and assessment occurs over 20 hours per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 4 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. 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 and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course is as per our current timetable. Please contact us via email for details.

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
  • Safety work boots
  • Overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools as may be 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.

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology requires the successful completion of 21 core units and 11 elective units (32 units of competency in total). Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Trinity Institute (Australia) to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge.

The course offering includes these units of competency:

  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
  • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURLTB103 Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURTTF101 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
  • AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
  • 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
  • Supervised and timetabled study, assessment and practical catch-ups


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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