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.
Learn in specialist facilities
South Metropolitan TAFE's 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.
- testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems
- security systems
- electrical components and circuits
- read wiring diagrams and
- workplace safety and health
- enjoyment of practical work using manual hand tools
- an eye for detail and good hand-eye coordination
- good problem solving skills
- good vision/eyesight
- good communication skills, including customer service skills
- basic reading, writing and mathematical skills
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
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.
Important COVID-19 update
Because this course includes work placement in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry according to the State Government mandatory vaccination policy, you will need to be vaccinated according to the Group 1 or Group 2 dates, or you may not be able to successfully complete the course. For more information visit the COVID-19 updates page.
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.
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