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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Automotive Electrician

As an Automotive Electrician you would install, service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 20 required

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • 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
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Install ancillary electronic systems and components
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation
  • Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures

Elective Units – 12 required

  • Estimate and quote automotive mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Adapt work processes to new technologies in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair electric braking systems
  • Diagnose and repair electronically controlled steering systems
  • Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
  • Inspect, test and service charging systems
  • Inspect, test and service starting systems
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Install air conditioning systems
  • Recover vehicle refrigerants
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Provide work skill instruction

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

Job Pathways

Automotive Retail, Service and Repair

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Automotive Electrical Technology

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Automotive & Boating

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10910

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Automotive Electrician - AUR30316
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 65 85 70 20 20 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification A A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

ANZSCO Classification: 321111

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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