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AUR32721

Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology

Enhance your automotive career with this apprenticeship course. Complete this qualification to become a qualified electric vehicle mechanic.

STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
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Course overview

Develop a broad range of skills in light or heavy vehicle mechanics with this practical course. This qualification will equip you with the skills required to become a qualified electric vehicle mechanic.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the future.

This course will give you the underpinning skills and knowledge to service and repair the mechanical parts of a motor vehicle such as the electric engine, transmission and suspension systems while meeting AS 5732 standards. You'll learn to discuss problems with vehicle owners to discover faults, carry out diagnostic procedures and repair and service a range of automotive systems.

Our highly experienced team of industry-professionals work in partnership with some of the major automotive companies, so you know you will be learning current techniques using the latest technology.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for recognition as a qualified vehicle tradesperson.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Electric Light Vehicle Technician
  • Automotive Electric Heavy Vehicle Technician

Course outcome:

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

or

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

Free apprenticeships for under 25s

The Queensland government is supporting young Queenslanders up to the age of 25 by providing access to fully subsidised training across a range of priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications. Learn more>

Highly experienced teachers

Our highly experienced team of industry-professionals work in partnership with major companies to ensure you learn current industry techniques on the latest technology.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 13 elective units from the list below.

Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

  • 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
  • AURASA102
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH101
    Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles (BEVs). It involves ensuring the vehicle high voltage (HV) rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) is isolated before commencing any service or repair work. It also involves calibrating vehicle systems that may need resetting once the energy storage system is reinitialised. Importance is placed in the unit on applying RESS and separated extra low voltage (SELV) electrical safety procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Depower and reinitialise battery electric vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH102
    Inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles (BEVs). It involves working with automotive electrical components, maintaining rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS), and performing basic tests on electric drive motors. Importance is placed in the unit on applying both high voltage (HV) rechargeable energy storage systems RESS and separated extra low voltage (SELV) electrical safety procedures.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    AURETH101
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and maintain battery electric vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH104
    Diagnose and repair traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the traction motor speed control systems of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). These systems may be referred to as digital motor controllers (DMCs) or motor control units (MCUs).
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair traction motor speed control systems in battery electric vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH105
    Diagnose and repair high voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH105
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the high voltage traction motors of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair high voltage traction motors in battery electric vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH106
    Diagnose and repair auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH106
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the auxiliary motors of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and in their associated components and control systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    AURETH101
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair auxiliary motors and associated components in battery electric vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH107
    Diagnose and repair system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH107
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the system instrumentation and safety interlocks of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    AURETH101
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair system instrumentation and safety interlocks in battery electric vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH108
    Diagnose and repair HVAC and rechargeable energy storage cooling systems in battery electric vehicle
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH108
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and rechargeable energy storage cooling systems of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    AURETH101
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair HVAC and rechargeable energy storage cooling systems in battery electric vehicle

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETH109
    Diagnose and repair DC to DC converters in battery electric vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETH109
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the high voltage (HV) direct current (DC) to low voltage (LV) DC of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    AURETH101 , AURETR125
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair DC to DC converters in battery electric vehicles

  • 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
  • AURETR112
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR112
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR125
    Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR125
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to test, charge, replace, retest and secure a range of automotive batteries, including vehicle or machinery jump-starting procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETU103
    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETU103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to service air conditioning systems, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, fitted to a range of vehicles and machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTA118
    Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTA118
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and carry out a diagnostic testing strategy on vehicles, vessels or machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK102
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
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    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

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Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology (AUR32721)

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Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR32721
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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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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must not have a pacemaker, another medical device, or a condition that can be affected by the strong permanent magnets within an EV, as per AS5732:2022 (Sect 2.1).

To study an apprenticeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Find out more on how to become an apprentice or trainee

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 safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • mechanic gloves
  • 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 are also required to have access to and bring to class:

  • Calculator
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Eraser
  • Pencil HB and 2H
  • Sharpener
  • 2GB memory stick
  • Highlighter

Other materials may be required for assignment work; these will be discussed in class.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

How to apply

Direct application

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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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