Auto Electrician

Job Description

Automotive Electricians are qualified and specialised to install new electrical systems and parts to motor vehicles. They repair and maintain electrical wiring and components. This may include electronic ignition, cruise control, automatic transmission and air conditioning. With the help of various equipment, auto electricians test and identify service faults and malfunctions in the vehicles.

Careers Ladder


In order to become an automotive electrician a person usually needs to complete an Automotive Electrician apprenticeship or qualification.

  • Consider completing a Certificate III in Automotive (Electrical) or a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Find and apply for an electrical apprenticeship.


  • Autonomy
  • Articulate
  • Communicator
  • Focused
  • Persistent
  • Self-Motivation
  • Team Work

Key Skills

  • Drivers Licence
  • Isolating & Diagnostics
  • Repairing, Testing & Maintenance
  • Understanding of Mechanical & Electrical Vehicle Components
  • Air Conditioning
  • Written Communicator

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as:


Auto Electrician