Ignite your automotive electrical career
Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll have what employers are looking for in an apprentice automotive electrical technician.
This specialised pre-apprenticeship will help you on a path to an apprenticeship or employment in heavy duty automotive, agriculture and mobile plant.
Many employers prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship — this course will give you the skills and knowledge to make you more competitive and give you a flying start in learning a trade. Plus our strong links to the automotive industry may also help!
Enjoy quality facilities including modern vehicles, specialised diagnostic equipment, and fully equipped classrooms and workshops.
Please note that entry into this course is competitive.
- Installing, testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems, electrical systems, electrical components and circuits
- Reading wiring diagrams
- Workplace safety and health
I have the following attributes:
- Good background in reading, writing and mathematics
- Good eyesight and vision for detail
- Good problem-solving skills
- Able to interact with customers
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.
- 3 days per week
- Training ‘on the job’ - a compulsory component of training is undertaken with 75 hours of industry work placement and additional 75 hours of project work at TAFE.
Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.
This course includes ‘on the job’ training - a compulsory component of training is undertaken with 75 hours of industry work placement and additional 75 hours of project work at TAFE.
Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.
Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
Other costs for consideration:
- Automotive Mechanics Volume 1 Textbook
- Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including long cotton pants, cotton shirt, steel capped safety boots and safety glasses.
- Automotive Electrical Trainee / Assistant
- Automotive Electrical Component Installer | Accessory Fitter
Completion of this course will improve your chance of getting an automotive electrical technician apprenticeship.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.
Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an apprentice in the automotive industry, but you need to be registered with the The Apprenticeship Office and employed.
This course will stream to automotive apprentice, trade assistant, mechanic, parts interpreter and service adviser.
Study options and next steps
Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.
Semester 1, 2023
Midland - On Campus
Semester 2, 2023
This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.