Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Course Code UEE30811
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1104 hours

Course Overview

The UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Licensed Electrician

There’s a lot more to being an electrician than plugs and switches. If you like variety, people, and a workplace outside an office, this is the career for you. Even better if you’ve also had a knack for mechanics and maths. Certificate III in Electrotechnology will set you on your way to a career as an Electrician.

Learn to select, install, set up, test, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment. Develop the skills you need to work commercial, residential and industrial wiring projects. Graduate as a licensed Electrician under the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Electrotechnology industry.

Job roles may include:

  • Electrician
  • Electrician (Explosion Equipment)
  • Electronics Tradesperson (Marine)
  • Lift Electrician
  • Vending Machine Servicer
  • Electrician (Hazardous Areas)
  • Meter Installer (Electricity)
  • Fire Protection Technician

Working in this industry can also be physically demanding and involve working outdoors or on on-site. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further Studies
After gaining the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, you might wish to undertake further study in the UEE40611 – Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician
Some students also consider gaining a second Qualification (dual trade) in a related field such as UEE32211 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration or Instrumentation.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Apprentices are required to attend all classes, practical sessions and appointments with your Trainer/Assessor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Allan McLean
Location: Shepparton

Name: Tristan McNaught
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,104 $3.30 $3,643.20 $13.00 $14,352.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,104 $0.66 $728.64 $13.00 $14,352.00
Full Fee 1,104 $6.15 $6,789.60 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,104 $1.40 $1,545.60 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)
Units of Competency

UEE30811 – Core Units

UEENEEK142A – Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE101A – Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace
UEENEEG063A – Arrange Circuits, Control And Protection For General Electrical Installations
UEENEEG109A – Develop And Connect Electrical Control Circuits
UEENEEE137A – Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work
UEENEEE102A – Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components
UEENEEE105A – Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment
UEENEEG104A – Install Appliances, Switchgear And Associated Accessories For Low Voltage Electrical Installations
UEENEEG103A – Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories
UEENEEC020B – Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEG107A – Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations
UEENEEE104A – Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits
UEENEEG101A – Solve Problems In Electromagnetic Devices And Related Circuits
UEENEEG102A – Solve Problems In Low Voltage A.C. Circuits
UEENEEG033A – Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits
UEENEEG006A – Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Machines
UEENEEG106A – Terminate Cables, Cords And Accessories For Low Voltage Circuits
UEENEEG108A – Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEE107A – Use Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules, Standards, Codes And Specifications
UEENEEG105A – Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations

UEE30811 – Elective Units

UEENEEJ104A – Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ103A – Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEF102A – Install And Maintain Cabling For Multiple Access To Telecommunication Services
UETTDRRF06B – Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UEENEEJ105A – Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
UEENEEJ102A – Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEENEEJ172A – Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems
UEENEED101A – Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry

Assessment Methods

Assessments methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.