AUR40620 Cert IV in Automotive Electrical Technology

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as master diagnostic technicians in the automotive service and repair industry; servicing, diagnosing, and repairing vehicle electrical systems and components including hybrid electric vehicles. A range of advanced electrical diagnostic skills and knowledge is necessary, and leadership and supervision of others would be expected.

Entry Requirements

Those undertaking Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology must have completed AUR30320 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency.


Elective units that have been chosen for this qualification include those required for the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Specialisation (AURSS00037 – Hybrid Electric Vehicle Inspection and Servicing Skill Set).

  • AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehicles
  • AURETH012 Service and maintain electrical components in hybrid electric vehicles*
  • AURETH110 Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in hybrid electric vehicles*

*Note: These units have prerequisite requirements.

This skill set meets the requirements for technicians working on hybrid electric vehicles under Australian Standard AS5732:2015 Electric Vehicle Operations – Maintenance and Repair.

Career Outcomes and Pathways

Individuals completing this course will be qualified for employment as an electrical diagnostic’s technical specialist / senior technician in a Dealership, Franchise or Repair workshop working on light vehicles. Further studies that can be undertaken include:

  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40820 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
  • AUR50216 Diploma of Automotive Technology

Course Units

AUR40620 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology

AURTTA121 Diagnose complex system faultsCore
AURATA004 Provide technical guidanceElective
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Elective
AURETR137Diagnose complex faults in light vehicle safety systemsElective
AURETH011 Depower and reinitialise hybrid electric vehiclesElective
AURETH012 Service and maintain electrical components in hybrid electric vehiclesElective
AURETH110 Diagnose and repair high voltage rechargeable energy storage systems in hybrid electric vehiclesElective
AURETR123 Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systemsElective
AURETR132 Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systemsElective
AURETR122 Diagnose and repair vehicle dynamic control systemsElective

Delivery and Assessment Options

Delivery and assessment for this qualification is completed via distance learning through on-the-job training. Participants provide evidence of skills and knowledge by submitting completed job cards (repair orders), photographs / videos and 3rd party reports from an Industry Expert / Supervisor.

RPL for Upgrading Older Qualifications

The Learning Professionals provide a simple process for you to upgrade your older qualifications to the current qualification by means of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Majority of the older units of competency that make up the Certificate IV are equivalent, allowing you to receive direct credit transfer. Some minor gap training may be required for some units.

Course Fees

Distance learning through on-the-job training starts from $2,175.00

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RPL for upgrade to AUR40620 starts from $900

(Assessment fees for additional units start from $150.00 per unit)

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