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.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 32 units of competency, including: 21 core units, 11 elective units
An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit/s must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.
Elective units of competency can be selected as follows:
- up to 11 units may be chosen from the Elective Units listed below
- up to 6 units may be from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.
|Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
|Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
|Test and repair basic electrical circuits
|Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
|Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
|Inspect and service engines
|Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
|Diagnose and repair ignition systems
|Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
|Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
|Diagnose and repair charging systems
|Diagnose and repair starting systems
|Solder electrical wiring and circuits
|Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems
|Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
|Repair wiring harnesses and looms
|Install ancillary electronic systems and components
|Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
|Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
|Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
|Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
|Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
|Carry out servicing operations
|Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
|Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
|Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
|Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
|Balance wheels and tyres
|Inspect and service braking systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
|Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems
Please note: Units with similar/related content have been grouped together to allocate more time to practical component. Elective units have been selected, as these are common units desired by employers. This information has been validated by gaining feedback on the course design from industry. The course includes 6 weeks of holiday in addition to 46 weeks’ study. Refer to Appendix for further details.
- All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to the College.
- Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11/12 qualification or equivalent.
- If student's educational qualifications do not meet MARS's admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of MARS. (Please contact admission staff for more details and refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details).
- IELTS band score of overall 5.5 (Academic or General) or equivalent in line with the Department of Education and DOHAregulations (Refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details) Online IELTS will not accepted. Please refer to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/english-language for further information.
- Learners are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training. Refer to LLN policy for further details.
- Students must have a sense of balance and the ability to cope with the physical demands of the training and assessment that involves, heavy lifting, manual labour, operation of tools (both manual and power tools) etc.
- Students must have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and to avoid endangering the health and safety of any other person by anything they do, or fail to do, at the workshop.
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy is applicable for this course. Your device must have camera and speaker functions. Internet Access with a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player
- Basic digital literacy (ability to communicate and access information through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, search engines, emails, and basic use of MS office products). Please refer to BYOD Policy for details
Credit transfer is a process, which provides learners with agreed and consistent credit outcomes based on equivalences in content between matched qualifications. (Source: AUR Implementation guide v7.1)
If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, MARS will initiate a credit transfer process in relation to the units as per the training plan. MARS will formally assess all the competencies held by the student against the unit of competencies in this training package making sure that learning is relevant to the unit of competency outcomes.
RPL is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.
RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:
- Formal/Informal training conducted by industry or education
- Work experience
- Life experience
The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the applicant and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. Refer to Recognition Policy and Credit Transfer Policy for details.
At enrolment of all learning programs MARS’s code of practice states that all candidates for assessment will be offered RPL. This is reiterated in the student handbook and acknowledged in writing.
“Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.” (Source: AQF)
- Written Questions (e.g., Multiple choice/True and False/Question and Answer)
- Practical Demonstration (e.g., Third Party report/ Simulated Observation/ Presentation)
- Assignment (e.g., Project, Case Study, Written Report)
- Vocational Placement
- *Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
- Work Placement (if applicable ONLY – Not applicable for this program)
|Assessment methods for this qualification includes written questions, projects, observations, presentations, case studies, reports, practical activities and work placement (if applicable ONLY)
A. Written Questions (e.g., Multiple choice/True and False/Question and Answer)
B. Practical Demonstration (e.g., Third Party report/ Simulated Observation/ Presentation)
C. Assignment (e.g., Project, Case Study, Written Report)
D. Vocational Placement
E. *Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
F. Work Placement (if applicable ONLY – Not applicable for this program)
*To be applicable on applicants with prior experience in the field (applied at the time of enrolment only)
This qualification will be delivered as full-time study over the course of 52 weeks including 6 weeks as breaks/holidays. Duration may vary based on mode of delivery and/or RPL and CT
46 weeks are allocated for:
- face-to-face, classroom-based studies,
- online studies via a Learning Management System, and
6 weeks are allocated as break and/or holiday (please note that break weeks may be allocated for potential gap-training and/or extra support sessions for students – where applicable).
Access to learning, training and assessment material in both the delivery models will be through Learning Management System
Training Pathway (but not limited to)
|AUR30320 - Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
AUR40620 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology
AUR40520 Certificate IV in Vehicle Loss Assessing
AUR40116 Certificate IV in Automotive Management
|AUR50116 Diploma of Automotive Management
Employment Pathway :
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Automotive Electrician
- Automotive Electrical Technician