Automotive Electrician

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • New Zealand
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Trades

Job Description


AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIANS install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required. 

Tasks Include: 

      • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
      • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
      • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
      • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
      • adjusting engine control systems and timing
      • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
      • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
      • replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches

Occupation:321111 Automotive Electrician


Alternative Title:Automotive Electrical Fitter
Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3


A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of one of the strands of the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (NZQF Level 4)