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.

Employment pathways: Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to employment as an automotive electrical technician / automotive electrician.

Further study pathways: This qualification may provide a pathway to a range of Certificate IV level qualifications in the automotive electrical sector including, but not limited to, AUR40616 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology

Qualification Status:  Current

Licensing requirements: No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. Menzies has in place admission criteria as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18 years andabove
  • Have physical attributessuitable for working in the automotive industry that encompassesmanual handling of equipment including lifting and carrying heavy objects within scope of safe working practices (i.e. removing and fitting engine electrical components and parts)
  • Additionally, the learner is required to: Meet the LLN Assessment at Level 3

Course Duration

Learner’s with less than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 52 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of 12 weeks of holiday breaks. The total amount of training provided is 1200 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment800
Work place training (work placement)N/A
Private study and research 400

Learner’s with more than 12 months work experience. Total program duration is 34 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of  6 weeks of holiday breaks. The total amount of training provided is 840 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for trainingand assessment:

Face to face training and assessment560
Work place training (work placement)N/A
Private study and research 280

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may request recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. If requested, students will be provided with an RPL document allowing them to provide verifiable details of prior learning. The evidence will be assessed for currency and against requirements of the units of competency, and an amended program strategy will be prepared, taking into account the student’s prior learning. The duration and the costs of an RPL procedure will depend on your level of expertise and the amount of gap training required. Please contact us on 1300 244 002 or to see what RPL options are available for you. Click here to view the Course Guide 2018-2019 for Domestic Students. Click here to view the Course Flyer for Domestic Students.

Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Adderley Campus – 113 Adderley Street, West Melbourne

This course will only be delivered and assessed in Victoria and not offered for interstate students.

Domestic Full


 Enrolment FeeMaterial Fee



TotalPayment Plan Amount

Fees for

learner’s with less than 12 months work experience

Payment every week

Fees for

learner’s with more than 12 months work


Payment every week

Note: VET Student  Loans, government funded subsidy or other financial support arrangements are not available. If students are accessing any government funding entitlement, that may reduce their ability to access such funding in the future (such as arrangements that limit funding to one qualification for a person).

Following are the steps of the Admissions and Enrolment Process for International Students:
Step 1: Prospective learner previews information about course and the Institute.
▪    Information sources include but not limited to online, print, seminar/exhibition & marketing event.
Step 2: Prospective learner makes an enquiry to the Institute.
▪    Prospective learners may make the inquiry using online methods (website, Facebook, email), by phone or walk-in to the Institute.
Step 3: Discuss with Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.
Step 4: Complete the  Pre- Training Review (PTR)
▪    Provide all information and documentation as required. The prospective learner is required to complete Pre-Training Review Form
▪    Sit for the pre training interview to determine the suitability to the training product. Offshore students will participate to the interview via (video conferencing or teleconferencing)
▪    Complete the Foundation Skills Assessment
Step 5: Submit Formal Application
▪    Prospective leaner completes the International Student Application Form and sign Privacy Notice and Student Declaration – which is the formal application endorsement.
Step 6: Sign and accept the Letter of Offer and Student Agreement (LOO)
▪    This is the final stage for applicant to understand and agree to all terms and conditions of the LOO.
Step 7: Make Payment
▪    As outlined in the LOO, arrange the initial payment required to confirm enrolment.
Step 8: Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
▪    International COE – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student and/or education agent. Also information on Orientation Day is included.
Step 9: Apply for Student Visa
▪    Apply for Student Visa with the COE. For more information please visit
Step 10: Book Flights and Arrange Accommodation
▪    Book your flights to Melbourne and arrange accommodation for the duration of your study.
▪    If airport pickup is required, confirm arrangements with the Institute.
Step 11: Departure & Arrival
▪    Ensure you have packed all necessary belongings. Ensure your airport pickup and accommodation arrangements are finalised.
▪    Bring copies of your enrolment, and accommodation arrangements.
▪    Have a safe trip to Melbourne.
Step 12: Attend Orientation Session
▪    Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.