Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Jobs and Skills WA: Automotive courses
Spark up your future career in the automotive industry!

If you're looking for a career in the automotive industry, the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is the course for you! 

With this training you'll be job ready to work as an automotive electrician, with a full range of technical skills and knowledge.

You'll learn how to work safely; diagnose and repair electrical faults in a range of vehicles; use electrical testing and diagnostic equipment; test and repair basic electrical circuits; solder wiring and circuits; install vehicle lighting and wiring systems; diagnose and repair different vehicle systems including charging, starting, ignition, instruments; and much more.

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
STEM
Industry: Automotive
National course code: AUR30320 | WA State ID: BFZ9

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Fine tune your automotive career

You will be required to complete the Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology when you are employed as an apprentice automotive electrical technician. This course will give you a broad range of skills and knowledge to work effectively in the automotive industry servicing, diagnosing and repairing electrical systems and components in a range of vehicles.

Automotive students at the Midland campus enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.

The Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

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

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.

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.  (NB. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice/trainee before you can undertake this course). This course may also be available through Recognition of Prior Learning to eligible applicants.

This course is an apprenticeship:  you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. To find out more regarding apprenticeships click here.


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.