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Are you revved up for a career giving cars their spark?
When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrician.
Gain these skills:
- testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
- security systems
- electrical components and circuits
- read wiring diagrams and
- workplace safety and health
Learn in specialised facilities
South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.
Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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Attendance in class
This is a full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 297 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 20 weeks.
149 hours of work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. This will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite during the program depending on the host employer and availability. Work placement will need to be organised on days/times around classes.
Uniforms and workwear requirements:
- Steel cap boots
- cotton drill pants
- cotton blend shirt with collar
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen and exercise book), PDF reader/laptop and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, the above uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
South Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE in WA offering this qualification.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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