- English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
- Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.
It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.
- Under Workplace Health and Safety legislation you are legally required to wear appropriate protective clothing in class and around the Trades area at all times. Students without the correct gear will be denied entry into the classroom.
- Students are to provide the following protective clothing: Overalls or long sleeved tops and long pants - Jeans are appropriate. Board shorts are not permitted. Steel capped safety work boots – steel capped volleys are not acceptable.
- “Automotive Mechanics Volume 1" approximately $120.00 available through most bookstores or borrowed from the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Library.
- Students should bring pens, pencils, paper and a calculator.
Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.
Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.
Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -
Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.
Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.
The objective of vocational placement (480 hours of two years) is to better familiarise students in real workplace settings for, Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, with people who work in the occupation of the Automotive Electrical Fields. The greater the practice of skills during vocational placement, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes.
Students will be placed in a range of industry relevant settings ranging from automotive dealerships to general automotive repairers small, medium and large in order to give the student a broad range of practical experience thus further enhancing their theoretical learning at TAFE.
The industry placement is coordinated by a member of the TAFE automotive teaching team who regularly monitors the range of vocational experience being gained by reviewing the student's vocational placement diary on a monthly basis.
Each student is provided with a vocational placement diary with workplace forms which need to be completed and signed off by the workplace supervisor and registered training organisation instructor when the student has achieved competence for each workplace task. These workplace tasks have a direct link with learning outcomes and assessment requirements. Students return these completed workplace forms, and workplace rosters on a monthly basis to the International Students' Workplace Coordinator.