What is this course all about?
Learn how to repair electrical circuits, use and maintain testing equipment and measuring devices, service and repair batteries, remove and tag automotive electrical system components and much more. This qualification will give you the advantage when you approach an employer for an apprenticeship.
Polytechnic West is the only TAFE College in the State that offers this qualification. Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive studies and panel beating. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices at Polytechnic West enjoy access to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment to train on, including vehicles, specialised automotive repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive. With dedicated industry-experienced lecturers, state-of-the-art facilities, and the latest equipment and technology, you can be assured you will learn the latest techniques and skills that are industry relevant.
What are the course outcomes & career opportunities?
Successful completion of the Certificate I in Automotive Pre-apprentice (Electrical) provides graduates with entry requirements to other qualifications including the Certificate of Trade Studies (Apprenticeship qualification).
Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain a pre-apprenticeship or an apprenticeship to become an automotive mechanic, or a tradesperson in another automotive related trade. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice before you can commence apprenticeship training.
Where can I study this course?
- course details
More information Established in the 1960’s, our Carlisle campus is now known as one of Perth's best kept secrets. On the outskirts of the Perth CBD, Carlisle’s modest buildings house some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world. Our Carlisle campus houses some of the most sophisticated training equipment in the world and is Western Australia's major centre for automotive studies and panel beating.
- Carlisle Campus
- What is the study commitment?
- Full time
- What is the course duration?
1.5 semesters full-time.
- What sort of course is it?
- Award - Study full-time and/or part-time to gain a qualification
- Study mode
- What do I learn?
- Certificate I in Automotive (Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Electrical) PSC - Full-time as at 11/2/09
- Apply now for fulltime study
What are the entrance requirements?
How much does this course cost?Students from overseas, please check http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/international for the course costs.
For Australian citizens (and / or permanent residents) residing in Western Australia:
Polytechnic West’s estimated fees for 2014 are now available at the following link: http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/pwa/future-students-1/fees-charges/
Students in Diploma and above qualifications may be assisted through having access to a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET FEE-HELP scheme, if they are a Citizen of Australia (OR on a Permanent Humanitarian Visa and resident in Australia for the duration of the course).
Concessions will continue to be available for eligible courses at certificate levels I through to IV. Eligible students include holders of either a health care or pensioner concession card, recipients of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY, or Youth Allowance, and young people aged 15 to 17 years.
These fees were current as at August 2013. More detailed information is available here
Important dates for applicants are here
(webapps.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/pwa/docs/Dates_handout_slip.pdf) The best way to apply for entry to a full-time course is to apply online at :
or alternatively you may complete an Application Form which is available at any public college or the Career Development Centre.
If you miss the dates, are unsure of meeting the entry requirements, or are in financial difficulty, contact (08) 9267 7500 for advice on options. Flexible, Online and External courses usually have ongoing enrolments contact (08) 9267 7500 for for assistance.
You do not have to pay an application fee.
Changes of preference are free of charge.
APPLICATIONS TO STUDY FULL-TIME IN FIRST SEMESTER OF 2014:
September 02, 2013 Applications available to study full-time in first semester of 2014.
October 18, 2013 Final closing date for courses requiring a folio to be submitted. No applications for these courses are accepted after this date.
December 06, 2013 Final closing date for late applications to be considered in the first round of offers.
January 03, 2014 Closing date for applications to be considered in the second round of offers.
January 09, 2014 First round offer letters issued.
January 21, 2014 Second round offer letters issued.
APPLICATIONS TO STUDY FULL-TIME IN SECOND SEMESTER OF 2013 (MID-YEAR):
(Not all qualifications are offered in the second semester)
May 01, 2013 Applications available to study full-time commencing mid-year in 2013.
May 29, 2013 Applications for courses requiring a folio close.
June 07, 2013 All other applications to study full-time commencing mid-year close.
June 21, 2013 Mid-year offer letters posted out.
Application Forms and supporting documents [copies of school reports, other qualifications and evidence of work experience] can be lodged at any public college campus or mailed to the Training Admissions Centre address on the back of the Application Form.
First semester runs from February to June (approx); second semester runs from July to December (approx).
Students wanting to enrol in bridging/access programs apply directly to the Polytechnic, not Training Admissions.
Training Admissions contacts successful applicants by letter with details of enrolment dates.
If this course is also offered as an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, please note the normal full-time admissions process does not apply to Apprenticeships or Traineeships. To study as an apprentice / trainee, you must first obtain an apprenticeship / Traineeship with an employer in the Trade. Once you are employed as an apprentice, you can commence your Trade studies with Polytechnic West.
- Pre-enrolment Information
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