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AUR20416

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

Establish your career in the automotive electrical industry with this entry-level course. This course provides foundation skills and knowledge and is the perfect pathway to an automotive apprenticeship or traineeship.

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NEXT INTAKE TAFE at School: Acacia Ridge Start date: 30 Jan 2023 Duration: 4 terms
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY TAFE at School Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$4,500

Course overview

Prepare for a career in the automotive electrical industry, develop your skills and enhance your employability with this entry-level course. This course is a stepping stone to an apprenticeship or traineeship in a range of workplaces including under body repair, tyre and brake front end specialists, auto electrical, outboard mechanical, motor bike mechanical, spare parts sales and general automotive repairs.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, automotive electrical skills are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies for qualified automotive electricians. Queensland has the largest share of workers in this industry with stable future growth predicted over the next five years.

Learn to perform: basic diagnostic procedures, install, test and repair wiring on vehicle lighting systems and electrical security components, install ancillary electrical equipment, perform minor repairs to electrical circuits, inspect and service batteries, and more.

Completion of this course will set you apart from the rest when applying for apprentice, trainee or other roles in the automotive industry or other related sectors.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Electrical Trainee/Assistant
  • Accessory Fitter
  • Automotive Electrical Component Installer
  • Apprenticeship - Automotive Electrician

Course outcome:

AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA002
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident. It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETK002
    Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETK002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use and maintain electrical test equipment used in an automotive workplace for the purpose of identifying, diagnosing and rectifying electrical and electronic faults in vehicles or machinery. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical systems and components include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR006
    Solder electrical wiring and circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to solder electrical components, electrical circuits and system wiring. It involves preparing for the task, preparing components, circuits and wiring for soldering, carrying out soldering, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical wiring and circuits include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR007
    Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply knowledge of electrical principles during the testing and repair of basic electrical circuits in vehicles, vessels and machinery. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical circuits and wiring systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR008
    Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR008
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to remove and replace electrical units and assemblies. Electrical units and assemblies include headlights, tail-lights, and vehicle and machinery control modules that do not require programming procedures on replacement. These electrical units and assemblies are not connected to vehicle controller area network databus (CAN-bus) topography. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical units and assemblies include those fitted to agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR009
    Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to install vehicle, vessel or machinery low voltage (LV) direct current (DC) lighting and wiring systems that are not an integral part of vehicle or machinery controller area network databus (CAN-bus) topography. It involves preparing for the task, installing and testing the operation of lighting and wiring systems, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. LV lighting and wiring systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR011
    Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to install and test basic ancillary electrical systems and components in vehicles or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, installing and testing the operation of the systems and components, and completing workplace processes and documentation. These electrical systems and components will not require programming following installation as they do not communicate with the vehicle or machinery controller area network data bus (CAN-bus or LIN-bus) topography. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. Basic ancillary electrical systems and components include those being installed in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR012
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR012
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting and testing the circuit, repairing the circuit, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The basic electrical circuits include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR015
    Inspect, test and service batteries
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR015
    Unit description :
    task, inspecting battery systems, servicing the systems, and completing workplace processes and documentation, including any associated recommendations for further action. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The battery systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect, test and service batteries

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Warwick
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Kingaroy
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Warwick
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Kingaroy
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,500
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR20416)
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR20420 - Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology, as of 12 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 December 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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