Trinity Institute Australia

AUR32721 Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (Light Vehicle)

(CRICOS Code: 112574H)


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair battery electric vehicles and components in the automotive, service and repair industry who carry out electric vehicle maintenance and repair operations.

On successful completion of this course students are awarded AUR32721 Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (Light Vehicle). 

Target Groups
Target groups for AUR32721 Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (Light Vehicle) are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in automotive retail, service and repair industry
  • Seeking to pursue a career as an Automotive Electric Vehicle Technician
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Duration
This qualification 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 Electric Vehicle Technician* (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.

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

NOTE: licensing requirements may apply.

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 is scheduled for 20 hours attendance per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 4 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. 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. 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. Workplace practices and environments are simulated within our fully functioning automotive workshops, which are used to conduct skills based assessments.

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 electric 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
  • Starter automotive tool kit

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 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.

To attain this qualification, 29 units of competency must be successfully completed.  The units of competency offered are:

  • AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA102 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR125 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURTTA118 – Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • AURTTK102 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR112 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETK002 – Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURETH101 – Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
  • AURETH102 – Inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles
  • AURETH104 – Diagnose and repair traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles
  • AURETH105 – Diagnose and repair high voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles
  • AURETH106 – Diagnose and repair auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles
  • AURETH107 – Diagnose and repair system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles
  • AURETH108 – Diagnose and repair HVAC and rechargeable energy storage cooling systems in battery electric vehicle
  • AURETH109 – Diagnose and repair DC to DC converters in battery electric vehicles
  • AURETU103 – Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • AURETR132 – Diagnose and repair automotive electrical 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
  • AURTTB101 – Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURLTJ102 – Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
  • AURTTJ011 – Balance wheels and tyres
  • AURETH103 – Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in battery electric vehicles
  • AURAFA103 – Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR128 – Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • AURETR143 – Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • AURTTE104 – Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTA105 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
Application and Enrolment
To enrol for this course you must complete an application form and then send it to with all required documentation.
For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support or orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.
Contact Details
Call our office on 1300 980 497 or email us at
Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses at:
Parramatta CBD Campus: 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Sydney CBD Campus: Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW
Automotive workshops:
62 Tattersall Road Kings Park NSW


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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