Automotive Electrician

ANZSCO Code: 321111

All electrical components of automobiles are installed, inspected, maintained, and repaired by automotive electricians. Analyzing and understanding technical diagrams is one of its components. Inquire about consumers’ worries and car problems. Finish and handle job reports as well as additional documentation. They are responsible for the maintenance of every part related to electronics in the automotive vehicle and solve them.Ā 

They need to find out all the problems, the damages and malfunctions and solutions for those problems.

Automotive Electrician

Occupation Descriptions

Automotive electrician Identify and diagnose issues with vehicle electrical systems. They manage all the electronic parts of vehicles and give feedback related to the problems.

They have to maintain proper communication with the customer and in their field with the related people and suggest any changes in the installation and repair.

This job involves:

  • Examine and understand technological schematics
  • identifying electrical and electronic problems with test equipment.
  • Inquire about consumers’ worries and car problems
  • Modifying the timing and engine control systems.
  • Installing electronic and electrical devices in automobiles.
  • Repair harmed electrical parts and components.
  • Fixing and swapping out damaged electrical and ignition wires.
  • Determine and address problems with the electrical systems of cars.
  • Install and fix automobile electrical wiring
  • Based on the diagnosis of the vehicle’s electrical systems, suggest repairs.
  • Discuss estimated costs and suggested repairs with clients.
  • Examine the lighting systems in cars.

How will I be assessed?

There are two different stages, and they are listed below;

Stage 1:

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will examine your documentation to make sure it satisfies the training and employment standards and proves you have the required expertise, experience, and knowledge to work as an automotive electrician.

Below is information regarding the documentation, training, and employment requirements:

  • For more evidence and proof to be included with your application, get information on our Evidence guide.
  • You must also locate information on assessments for your particular occupation if you are on Pathway 1.Ā 
  • Ā Video and photo guideĀ 
  • Ā Supervisor reportĀ 
  • For more information about the employment experiences and work activities for the Pathway 1 application, visit our Ā Pathway 1 Employment Experience Guidelines.
  • For more information on Pathway 2 assessment, employment, and experience visit Pathway 2 Candidate Guide.Ā 

Stage 2:

Technical Interview

Technical interview includes all the questions related to your work experiences, credit working hours, and the whole time performance you give in your profession. After completion of stage 1, there will be a technical interview with our assessor. It is an interview to evaluate your technical proficiency for the position as well as the scope and depth of your expertise in your area of interest. Technical interviews are also intended to evaluate your abilities to communicate, solve problems, and think under pressure. For more information, read the Stage 2 Assessment Guide.

Need of skills and knowledge

AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is the relevant qualification for this occupation.

For the better placement and promotions you must demonstrate your knowledge and skills in the competency list below . Each unit defines the unique platform in the trade where you can choose based on your knowledge and skills required in Australian workplaces.

You must achieve 32 units of competency:

  • 21 core units
  • 11 elective units

Core Units




Follow environmental and sustainability best practices in an automotive workplace.


Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace


Test and repair basic electrical circuits


Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles


Diagnose and repair charging systems


Diagnose and repair starting systems


Diagnose and repair ignition systems


Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies


Inspect and service engines


Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems.


Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems


Diagnose and repair electronic body management systems


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


Install ancillary electronic systems and components


Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems


Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems


Apply knowledge of petrol and diesel engine operation

Elective Units




Read and respond to automotive workplace information


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace


Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace


Inspect, test and service starting systems


Carry out servicing operations


Carry out soft soldering techniques


Inspect, test and service charging systems


Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace


Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components


Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systems


Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems

Skills of an automotive electrician

Some skills required for an automotive electrician are given below:

  • Technical skills
  • Safety consciousness
  • Attention to detail
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Physical fitness
  • Ability to work independently
  • Customer service


1. What credentials are required to work as an automobile electrician?
The AUR30320 Certificate III in automobile Electrical Technology is normally required to work as an automobile electrician. Having this certification gives you the know-how and abilities you need to function well in the industry.

2. What steps are involved in the assessment process?
There are two steps in the assessment process:

Step 1: Documentary Evidence Assessment: Your training records, employment history, and documentation are examined to make sure they adhere to the requirements.

Step 2: Technical Interview: During this phase, your technical expertise, problem-solving capabilities, and communication skills will be assessed.

3. Which competencies are necessary for an automobile electrician?
Technical expertise, safety awareness, attention to detail, effective communication, physical fitness, and the capacity to operate efficiently while delivering top-notch customer service are all necessary for automotive electricians.

4. What is the minimum number of competency units required for certification?
You need to complete 32 units of competency in totalā€”11 core units and 21 elective unitsā€”in order to get certified. A variety of fundamental abilities and knowledge needed for automobile electrical work are covered in these units.

5. Could you give any samples of the certification’s key units?
The core units contain topics like “Test and repair basic electrical circuits,” “Diagnose and repair starting systems,” “Inspect and service engines,” as well as “Apply knowledge of automotive electrical circuits and wiring systems.” These courses, which are necessary for certification, cover the foundational areas of automotive electrical work.


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