Automotive Electrician

Also known as Automotive Electrical Fitter.
Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Average pay $74,612
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,600

How do I become an Automotive Electrician in Victoria?

To work as an Automotive Electrician in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Completed apprenticeship
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
  • Relevant pre-apprenticeship: Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology

What does an Automotive Electrician do?

  • Using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • Dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • Installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • Connecting power-operated equipment and accessories to power supply
  • Adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • Testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • Repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology
TAFE
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
TAFE
Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology
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Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing