Automotive Electrical Technology Apprenticeship

AUR30320 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Kickstart your career as an automotive electrician with a paid apprenticeship

An automotive electrical technology apprenticeship can provide you with a rewarding career, competitive wages, and opportunities for advancement. Automotive industry is thriving and there is strong demand for skilled automotive technicians, particularly those with expertise in electrical systems.

If you have an aptitude for technical tasks, problem solving capabilities, attention to detail, physical dexterity, good communication skills and above all a willingness to learn – you may be suited to the Auto Electrician trade.

Completion Time

  • 4 years

      Registration Criteria

      • Sound literacy and numeracy skills
      • You must be an Australian citizen/resident or hold an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia for the duration of the apprenticeship
      • Preferable: Manual Drivers license and own transport
      • Participation in the Trade Taster program and relevant work experience is also highly desirable

      Career Outcomes

      • Automotive electrician
      • Accessory fitter
      • Automotive air conditioning serviceperson
      • Business owner – with the right skills and entrepreneurial spirit, you can start your own automotive electrical repair business, offering services to customers and potentially employing other technicians
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      Earn while you learn with East Coast Apprenticeships

      East Coast Apprenticeships combines both theory and practical on-site skills learning. Our approach is to directly employ potential apprentices such as yourself by placing you with ‘Host Employers’ which are usually local, small to medium sized businesses. You will work and train under the supervision of an experienced tradesperson upon placement with a Host Employer.  

      When you commence employment with us, you will be officially signed up to an Automotive Electrical Technology apprenticeship with a Training Contract which is nationally recognised.

      Whilst you are working on-site, you will earn an hourly wage. Your wages will depend on several factors, such as your age and your level of education. Your wages may increase with each completed year of your apprenticeship.

      In addition to your paid practical work, you will need to attend classroom lessons for 1 or 2 week periods 2-3 times throughout the year. These lessons will take place at one of our recommended/approved Supervising Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs). SRTOs can include TAFE colleges and institutes, adult and community education providers as well as other relevant industry organisations.

      The skills and knowledge gained during the time completing a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology will allow you to have the experience for several job roles within the industry. This Apprenticeship can lead to various career outcomes such as business operator.

      What skills does it take to successfully complete an Automotive Electrical Technology Apprenticeship?

      • Have a good eye for attention to detail
      • Comfortable using a range of tools and electronic instruments 
      • Good problem solving skills
      • Comfortable working alone and as part of a team
      • Ability to work methodically 
      • Enjoy working with your hands

      What are the costs of enrolling?

      There are no costs involved in being employed as an East Coast apprentice – instead you get paid for your on-site work!

      Student fees may apply for the enrolment in the necessary theory modules and to attend classes at your designated SRTO. However, upon successful completion of these modules, you will be fully reimbursed for all fees. Financial help/loans are available for you to be able to purchase any necessary tools and equipment required to complete on-site work.

      Click to learn more about the Australian Apprentice Training Support Payment.

      Units of Competency for a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

      To be awarded a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, you must complete 32 Units of Competency comprised of the following: 

      • 21 core units 
      • 11 elective units 

      Click here to view the elective and core Units of Competency.

      How do I apply for a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology?

      To apply for an exciting career as an Automotive Electrician and to start earning while you learn, visit the Apply Now page.

      Applying online is mobile friendly but you will need to submit a resume. If you don’t have access to your resume on your mobile at the time of application, please upload it later to your profile.

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      Why should you choose East Coast Apprenticeships?

      East Coast Apprenticeships is a community-based, not for profit organisation which has been in operation since 1988. We take pride in our workmanship and strive for a reputation of integrity and providing the highest level of guidance and support to all our apprentices and trainees.

      Our Point of Difference:

      As one of Queensland’s largest Group Training Organisations we are more likely to be able to rotate you to different employers to either keep you working in your trade or provide you greater exposure to the full scope of the trade as well as develop a wider set of skills by learning from different tradesmen. Throughout your apprenticeship you will also establish a number of contacts within the industry to enhance your prospects within the sector upon completion of your apprenticeship. 

      Pastoral Care:

      Finally, as a Group Training Organisation, East Coast Apprenticeships offers a unique service of “Pastoral Care” to apprentices and trainees. The value of Pastoral Care offered to students is that they are nurtured and supported by experienced Field Officers who foster encouragement, a positive influence, improved decision-making skills and increased self-esteem by ensuring each apprentice is making strong progress within their apprenticeship and supporting them through any challenges.

      Click here to read more about our Pastoral Care policy.

      East Coast offices providing management / support are located at: 

      • Brisbane North (Strathpine)
      • Brisbane South (Upper Mount Gravatt)
      • Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
      • Bundaberg
      • Hervey Bay
      What are the differences between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

      Talk to the team at East Coast Apprenticeships.

      Do you have some questions about whether a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is right for you, or how our paid apprenticeships work? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.

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