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  • AUR20416

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Automotive Electrical Trainee/Assistant
  • Accessory Fitter
  • Automotive Electrical Component Installer
  • Apprenticeship - Automotive Electrician
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AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Course overview

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.

The motor vehicle repair and maintenance industry has grown steadily over the past five years. Consistent growth in the number of vehicles on the road has generated demand for automotive servicing and repair, which is expected to continue over the next five years and provide solid job opportunities in the sector.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
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
AURETR008
Remove and replace electrical units and assemblies
AURETR009
Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
AURETR011
Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR015
Inspect, test and service batteries

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
AURATA001
Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
AURETK001
Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment
AURETR013
Inspect, test and service charging systems
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURETR016
Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
Other
AURETR010
Repair wiring harnesses and looms
AURETR014
Inspect, test and service starting systems
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR035
Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
AURLTA001
Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
AURTTA004
Carry out servicing operations
AURTTE004
Inspect and service engines
AURTTJ001
Balance wheels and tyres
AURTTK001
Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland