Automotive Electrical Technology – Certificate III

This qualification is for people who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

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HSC credit ATAR pathway
Minimum 4 Yes

Apprentices learn to service, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical and electronic systems and components. Apprentices can be employed as automotive electricians, automotive electrical technicians, and automotive electrical diagnostic technicians. Apprentices may be employed as an Automotive Electrician.

Apprentices may be working on cars, motorcycles, and heavy vehicles.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies achieved towards Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology AUR30320 from the AUR Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package

  • A career path into the automotive industry.

  • Continuation of this trade training as a full time apprentice after school.

Course delivery

  • On the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.

  • Two years part time during school, followed by three years full time post-school in both on and off the job training.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 130 days in paid employment and training.

  • Undertake Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology Trade course as part of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.

Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Automotive Electrical Technology Trade


Minimum of 4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course



This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

For further information about how to sign up to this school-based apprenticeship please speak with your Careers Adviser.

Download the course factsheet

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