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Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

National ID: AUR30316 | State ID: BAD3

Are you looking for a spark to ignite your automotive career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive electrical industry.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry, including electric and electronic diagnosis and repair, vehicle wiring, overhauling alternators and starter motors, electronic drive systems, electric vehicle charging systems, and workplace safety and health.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is available as an apprenticeship.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path

 

Job opportunities

 

  • When you complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll be ready for a career in the automotive electrical industry.

 

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Carlisle - Classroom-Apprenticeship

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Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Carlisle
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
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Kwinana - Advanced Standing and RPL

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Duration 36 months
When All year round
Where Kwinana
How Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (Automotive Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: AUR20416 | State ID: AB03

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.

You will have the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry:

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Important information

South Metropolitan TAFE is the only TAFE in WA offering this qualification.

Job opportunities

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1

Carlisle - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Carlisle
How Full Time
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Kwinana - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Kwinana
How Full Time
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Semester 2

Carlisle - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Carlisle
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Kwinana - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Apprenticeship

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Kwinana
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology

National ID: AUR20416 | State ID: BAC5

Are you revved up for a career giving cars their spark?

When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrician.

You will have the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry:

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements

   

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Job opportunities

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Carlisle - Workplace-Traineeship

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
When All year round
Where Carlisle
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

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