AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course Code AUR30320
CRICOS Course Code 114054E
Duration 71 weeks
Mode of Study Blended- Classroom based Face to Face theory learning and practical training at Automotive workshop
Delivery Location
Classroom based Face to Face theory learning: 73 Ashley Street, Braybrook, Victoria 3019.
Practical training - Automotive Workshop: 73 Ashley Street, Braybrook, Victoria 3019.
Amount of Training 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
Intake Dates Monthly Intake

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Course Description
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.
Course Structure

In order to achieve qualification AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, student must complete following

32 units of competencies.

  • 21 core unit, plus
  • 11 elective units
  • AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • 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
  • AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR128 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • AURETR135 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
  • AURETR143 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines
  • AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTA017 Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling system
  • AURETR013 Inspect, test and service charging systems
  • AURETR014 Inspect, test and service starting systems
  • AURLTD104 Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTD105 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
  • AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURLTE102 Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations
Total Volume of Learning : 1224 hours
Amount of Training
  • 220 hours of face-to-face training in classroom.
  • 198 hours of practical training in automotive workshop. 
  • 182 hours of theory assessment.
  • 420 hours of practical assessment.
Structured Independent Learning
  • 204 hours of Structured Independent Learning

This will be delivered over 61 Weeks of course duration including 51 weeks delivery plus 10 Weeks holidays. Students will be required to attend minimum 20 hours per week of study to deliver required volume of learning.

Entry Requirements

All students are required to meet following requirements in order to be accepted into Melbourne Trades College courses. 

Age Requirement

Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the college application form. 

Academic requirements

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology: To enter into this course delivered at Melbourne Trades College, Applicants should have minimum completed Australian senior secondary school examination (year 11) or equivalent.

English level requirement for international students

Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or PTE score of 52 or its equivalent. For equivalency of various English Languages proficiency testing, and other forms of equivalency please refer to the Enrolment policy and procedure available on the MTC website or MTC student handbook online.

PTR and LLN Requirement

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review and successfully complete a LLN test to confirm the ability to effectively undertake the course. 

Pre – Training Review (PTR)

Melbourne Trades College will assess the learner’s needs by conducting a PTR. PTR will be conducted prior to enrolment to review student’s current competencies, student needs, English level, and support requirements including their oral communication skills, in order to enrol them in the most appropriate course to achieve their intended outcomes. Applicants are required to fill up the PTR form along with the application form and answer all the questions in a true and correct manner.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)
Students undertaking the course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations or any other course related work. To determine this, all students wanting to study at Melbourne Trades College are required to undertake a LLN Test prior to the commencement of the course. Based on the test outcome, students may be identified as requiring internal support and/or external support. LLN test will be conducted on campus by using an ACSF mapped online LLN assessment tool – LLN Robot – under the supervision of qualified LLN assessor. The required performance level for AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is ACSF Level 3.
Computer literacy requirement

All students enrolling into Melbourne Trades College programs must have basic computer skills. Students are required to fill in the questions related to computer and internet skills in the Pre-Training Review form attached along the application form. Students who do not possess basic computing skills will be provided with basic computer using support. Students may contact Melbourne Trades College for any further information or assistance on

PHONE: 03 7066 5255

Physical Fitness

Student must have physical attributes suitable for working in the automotive industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e., removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts).

For further clarification on entry requirements please refer to Student Handbook available on MTC website or email us on

Assessment Methods

Assessment will usually commence once training has begun. As this is a competency-based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Students will be required to perform in a range of assessment tasks including and not limited to knowledge questions in the form of written assessments and being observed demonstrating assessment tasks.

Vocational Pathways

Students exiting the qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking one or more of the following qualifications:
• AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
• AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management

Employment/Career pathway

The course, AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is considered a trade course, upon successful completion of the course and
nationally recognised qualification is issued. Students are provided with advice on employment and further training options throughout the delivery of the program.


Possible job titles include
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Diagnostic Technician

Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register ( and/or, it does not imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.

If a student is granted with RPL or course credit, Melbourne Trades College will give a written record of the decision to the overseas student to accept and will retain the written record of acceptance and payment receipts for two years after the overseas student ceases to be an accepted student. If student is granted with RPL or course credit which will reduce overseas student’s length course,

  • Students will be informed of the reduced course duration following granting of RPL and ensure the confirmation of enrolment (COE) is issued only for the reduced duration of the course.
  • Any changes in course duration will be reported in PRISMS, if RPL or course credit is granted after the overseas student visa is granted.

Note: For more information please refer to Student Prospectus and Student Handbook

Note: Melbourne Trades College does not guarantee any employment outcomes with its programs.



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