Automotive Electrician (ANZSCO Code 321111)

The Down Under Centre is proud to have TRA Approved RTOs working from our building. We work very close with these RTOs and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Automotive Electrician skills assessment for migration to Australia. Automotive Electrician ANZSCO Code 321111.

We assist Automotive Electricians emigrating to Australia. On completion of the Automotive Electrician Skills Assessment, you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia.

Automotive Electrician is not a licensed trade in some states / territories but some employers in Australia may insist you hold your Automotive Electrician Australian qualification.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £600 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Automotive Electrician skills assessment is also required for your Australian visa. The Down Under Centre offer an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian Automotive Electrical skills assessment, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. With the Down Under Centre, we will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa. Please call us on +44 (0)203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified Automotive Electrician, they will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/ site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit as yet as we work closely with them to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease.

Occupation Description

Automotive Electricians will mainly connect, preserve and repair electrics and electronic mechanisms in motor vehicles.

Other tasks as an Automotive Electrician would include using test equipment to find electrical and electronic faults as well as dismantling and removing any electrical and electronic assemblies and components. You will install electrical gear and electronic apparatuses in motor vehicles and be connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and fittings to power supply. Additionally, you need to be altering engine control systems and effectiveness as well as testing and substituting defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors. Furthermore, your tasks will include mending and replacing defective ignition and electrical cabling and replacing faulty parts such as fuses, lamps and switches.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Diagnostic Technician

Skills Assessment – Overview

A skills assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the required level for your occupation.

Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)

The Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is for applicants who require a skills assessment to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for a skilled migration visa.

Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Skills Assessment

The Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Skills Assessment Program is for applicants who require a skills assessment to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482).

There are two skills assessment pathways available under OSAP and TSS:

Pathway 1 is for applicants who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade.

Pathway 2 is for applicants who hold:

  • a relevant Australian qualification or
  • a current identified Australian occupational licence

How will I be assessed?

A Skills Assessment is conducted in three (3) stages:

Stage 1: Application and Self-Assessment

Once you have submitted your stage one application we pass onto the Trades Recognition team along with the trade qualified assessor will review your application documents, these include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Completed Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
  • Any relevant existing qualifications you hold

Stage 2: Documentary Evidence Assessment:

The RTO will review your training and employment evidence to ensure you have:

  • With no formal training – five (5) years’ work experience.
  • With formal training – three (3) years’ work experience.
  • The range of skills and knowledge required as an Automotive Electrician.

Your evidence must demonstrate that you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years. This is a trade currency requirement.

You will receive a checklist and detailed information at stage two outlining the documentary evidence that is required. Some types of evidence you may be required to provide includes an Applicant Kit, Third Party Reports and Statements of Service.

You will also be required to provide two forms of pay evidence for a minimum of three years.

Stage 3: Technical Interview:

Once the documentary evidence stage is complete and the required fees have been paid directly to TRA, a Technical Interview assessment will be scheduled.

The Technical Interview will be conducted in English (online) and must be carried out independently and without the assistance of an interpreter of any kind.

What skills and knowledge do I need?

You must demonstrate your skill and knowledge in the required units of competency. Each unit of competency defines a selection of knowledge and skill required in Australian workplaces. You must achieve 32 units of competency:

  • 20 Core Units
  • 12 Elective Units

What can I expect to be asked at the Technical Interview?

You will be discussing your skills and knowledge in the relevant trade. You will also be asked questions for each of the units within the qualification core unit list as well as 12 of the elective units.

What will I receive at the end of the assessment process?

At the successful completion of your Skills Assessment application process, you will receive the following:

  • A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology and a Statement of Results (Pathway 1 only)
  • A Successful Skills Assessment Result (Pathway 1 & 2)

At the unsuccessful completion of your Skills Assessment application process, you will receive the following:

  • A letter advising you of your unsuccessful Skills Assessment Result with information outlining the review process that is available.


The following fees apply to OSAP/ TSS skills assessments and are payable to TRA:

Documentary Evidence $1,280.00

Documentary Evidence – Review $700.00

Documentary Evidence – Reassessment $450.00

Technical Interview – Pathway 1 $2,000.00

Technical Interview – Pathway 1 – Review $700.00

Technical Interview – Pathway 1 – Reassessment $1,000.00

Technical Interview – Pathway 2 $900.00

Technical Interview – Pathway 2 – Review $700.00

Technical Interview – Pathway 2 – Reassessment $450.00

Practical Assessment $2,200.00

Practical Assessment – Review $700.00

Practical Assessment – Reassessment $1,100.00