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Key details

Duration

3 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 3 years. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

AUR30316

Overview

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification due to be replaced during 2022. It is recommended that students contact CDU for current course details.

This program is currently only available as an Apprenticeship.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Automotive Service and Repair include:

>Automotive Electrical Technician
>Automotive Electrical Diagnostic Technician

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

CDU trades student

Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a CERTIFICATE III in AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY a total of THIRTY-TWO (32) units of competency must be completed comprising TWENTY (20) Core and TWELVE (12) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1135.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
AURETK002 Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace 20
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20
AURETR007 Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems 20
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40
AURETR010 Repair wiring harnesses and looms 40
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40
AURETR023 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems 60
AURETR024 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15
AURETR027 Install ancillary electronic systems and components 40
AURETR028 Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems 40
AURETR029 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30
AURETR030 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30
AURETR031 Diagnose and repair ignition systems 30
AURETR032 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems 80
AURETR035 Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation 15
AURETR043 Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems 40
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
  Total nominal hours for core units 675
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AURETB001 Diagnose and repair electric braking systems 20
AURETD011 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems 25
AURETR005 Install automotive security systems and components 40
AURETR011 Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components 40
AURETR017 Overhaul charging system alternators 20
AURETR018 Overhaul starting system motors 20
AURETR020 Diagnose and repair network electronic control systems 40
AURETR022 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems 70
AURETR026 Remove, replace and program electrical units and assemblies 30
AURETR136 Diagnose and repair electronically controlled suspension systems 25
AURETR044 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50
AURTTA021 Diagnose complex system faults 80
  Total nominal hours for elective units 460
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1135

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into AUR30616 - Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology candidates require: A registered NT apprenticeship.

Students will need to wear work clothing suited to the automotive industry such as:

  • Steel cap boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Protective clothing

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package due to be replaced during 2022. It is recommended that students contact CDU for current course details.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
AUTOMOTIVE
Occupation types
Automotive Electrician
Area of study
Automotive

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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