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Study to be an Automotive Electrician

The automotive repair industry in Australia is strong. Cars are becoming more technologically advanced and there is now considerable room for growth within the industry. Currently, there is a demand in Australia for qualified automotive electricians.

Automotive Electrician

Automotive Electrician is on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

By undertaking the Cert III in Automotive Electrical Technology students will gain the experience and knowledge that is required to work in the automotive electrical service and repair industry. Throughout this course students will learn how to service, repair and diagnose all electrical problems.

You will be trained to install, maintain, and diagnose faults and repair electrical and computer-based equipment in cars. Graduates of this course may find work in automotive repair garages, dealerships and even in the mining industry.

Graduates will be a qualified tradesperson in the automotive electrical industry. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of automotive electrical including:

 

  • Repairing and replacing faulty electrical wiring.
  • Industry standard maintenance and service procedures.
  • Workplace health and safety standards.
  • How to use the tools and equipment used in the industry.
  • Using electrical equipment to locate electronic problems.
  • Install electrical equipment.
  • Replace defective parts.

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates

January, March, June, July, September, October

Locations

Sydney

Cost

From $11,000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

Potential Job Forecast:

 

  • Full-time automotive electricians earn an average of $1247.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a motor mechanic in Australia are 45.9 per week.
  • Automotive electricians can work independently or be part of a larger company.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly in the past five years and will continue to rise strongly in the long term.
  • Automotive electricians have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (93.6%).

Common Course Requirements

Must have graduated year 12 in your home country.

Must have a minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5.

Must be willing to undertake a 360 hour vocational placement.

Interview with Martina

Martina from Italy is in her second semester studying the Cert III of Automotive Electrical at TAFE QLD – Gold Coast. If you wish to learn more about Martina’s experience studying at TAFE, then click on the link below.

Education Pathways

On completion of this course, students will be qualified as an Automotive Electrician in Australia.

Automotive Electrician (321111) is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List. Students may be eligible to apply for work visas upon completion of this course such as temporary graduate visas, employer sponsored visas or general skilled migration visas.

The skills assessment for Automotive Electrician is delivered through Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The current education requirement to obtain a positive skills assessment is Cert III in Automotive Electrical Technology. If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to obtain a positive skills assessment without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area. Below are some steps that may allow you to go down this pathway:

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that go for at least 2 years and include the Cert III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

  • Cert III in Automotive Electrical Technology (24 months)
Step 2: Receive the temporary graduate visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hour of vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for the temporary graduate visa.
The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the graduate visa click here.

Step 2: Receive the temporary graduate visa
By studying for 2 years and undertaking 360 hours of vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for the temporary graduate visa.
The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the graduate visa click here.
Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Automotive Electrician.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a lot higher chance of finding employment, as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for general skilled migration visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as an Automotive Electrician you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you will be able to apply for a general skilled migration visa.

If eligible, the general skilled migration visa does not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the required points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Study to be an Automotive Electrician was last modified: June 3rd, 2020 by Nick Yock

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