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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Duration

52 weeks

Number of units

32 units of competency

Location

TAS | NSW

Course Overview

AUR30320 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

  • Offshore Fee $17,000*
  • Onshore Fee $15,000*

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

Domestic RPL candidates:
Prior to commencing the RPL process, domestic RPL candidates are required to have relevant work experiences and/or any other evidence to match with the training package requirements.
English requirement:
A minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

After enrolment but prior to commencement of the course

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
All students except domestic RPL candidates are required to undertake an LLN test prior to the commencement of their course. LLN tests are designed by the college. The tests are categorised based on the students’ qualifications. They will be used as a tool to assist college personnel in identifying students who may require support in language and/or numeracy. LLN Tests are designed in accordance with the Australian Core Skills Framework as a guideline.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Related Occupations

  • Automotive Electrical Technician

Completion of an REACH qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30320) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR125Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR129Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURETR131Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR123Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR124Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURTTE104Inspect and service engines
AURETK002Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR007Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
AURETR010Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR027Install ancillary electronic systems and components
AURETR128Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
AURETR132Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURETR135Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURETR143Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
ELECTIVE UNIT CODEELECTIVE UNIT TITLE
AURTTK102Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURAFA103Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURTTA104Carry out servicing operations
AURLTE102Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
AURLTD104Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
AURLTD105Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
AURTTA121Diagnose complex system faults
AURTTR101Diagnose complex faults in engine management systems
AURTTC103Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTB101Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTF101Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
Description of licensing requirementsNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. This qualification will only fulfil the academic requirements, not a licensed trade qualification.
Note

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Reach and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities or to participate in online classes.

1. Hardware requirements:

  • Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:
    • Windows 7 (2009) or higher
    • Apple Macintosh OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended. Speakers and a microphone can be acceptable but need to be tested to check they do not introduce echo into a video conference or online classes.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

2. Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (Please note that Apple users will be required to install Google Chrome in order to use Microsoft Teams) that will allow students to:
    • Stream videos from YouTube-style sites (a student must be aware of his/her internet usage limits and costs);
    • Run word processing software such as Microsoft Teams, Word and PowerPoint;
    • Participate in virtual classrooms or online live streaming webinars (e.g., Microsoft Teams or Zoom). (for classes delivered online or via live-streaming webinar).
  • Reach will provide students with access to Reach’s Microsoft Office 365 software (i.e., Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), however:
    • Students may require administration rights to their computer in order to install additional software.
    • Students are strongly advised to install a suitable anti-virus program to protect their work.

3. Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable if it is adequately stable to perform well in a video conference or online classes;
  • Students will have access to Reach’s wireless connection during campus operating hours of 6:00am to 9:00pm Mon – Sat;
  • Community internet and computer access:
    • Public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge. Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services. Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay per page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

4. Other Information:

Reach encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient online study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at Reach’s campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.

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Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES
$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement.

Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.