TASMSS0071 Electrical Skill Set for Automotive Technicians

This is a locally recognised skill set (Tasmania) covering the fundamental requirements for automotive technicians to diagnose and repair electrical faults in contemporary vehicles in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.

TASMSS0071 – Electrical Skill Set for Automotive Technicians is for existing workers in the field of heavy vehicle and motorcycle service and repair.

This course is for people who are currently employed in the automotive industry.   To enrol in this course, you must be employed in the industry or have access to a relevant workplace.

Note: If you hold AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology you can also complete the nationally recognised AURSS00029 – Automotive Electrical Skill Set for Light Vehicle Technicians.

Career Opportunities

This skill set builds on the following roles:

  • Automotive Heavy Vehicle Technician
  • Automotive Motorcycle Technician

Study Pathways

This skill set may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Rolling intakes: You can start this course at any time.
  • Duration: Day Release – 1 day (day or night) per week for 32 weeks,
    • Day classes:   Monday to Thursday – 8:am to 4:30pm
    • Night classes:  TBC – 6pm to 9pm
  • Contact Automotive for information on this skill set.  Students will complete a start of course induction session

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling intakes: You can start this course at any time.
  • Duration:  Block Release either 3 x 2 week Blocks or 6 x 1 week blocks, Day Release:  1 day per week for 30 weeks, Monday to Friday – 8am to 4:30pm
  • Contact Automotive for information on this skill set.   Students will complete a start of course induction session

Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study mode:

  • On campus (All study is undertaken on campus.  May be a combination of classroom/workshop/practical facilities etc)

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge.  They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Verbal questioning
  • Profiling of workplace tasks
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience.   This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

Full Fee:    $932
Concession Fee:   $310.64

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment, which includes.

  • Safety glasses – required to meet Australian Standards AS1337 and have clear lenses
  • Safety Footwear (steel cap toe)
  • Combination overalls
  • Optional – Hearing protection (ear muffs/ear plugs)
  • Optional – Hand protection (gloves)

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Other Fees apply to this course for login access to the following:

  • MyProfiling $50
  • CDX Global $85
  • Automate $33

Essential Requirements

To undertake this skill set you first must have completed the following:

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic comprehension and mechanical aptitude skills
  • Ability to use computer and phone Apps


You need to be employed or have a work history within the automotive industry to complete this course.

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


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Qualification Requirements

To achieve TASMSS0071 – Electrical Skill Set for Automotive Technicians, 12 units must be successfully completed.


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