The 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. You'll work with all sorts of people and in all sorts of environments. Studying your Apprenticeship at GOTAFE, you'll learn to select, install, set up, test, repair, and maintain electrical systems and equipment.
Develop the skills to work in commercial, residential, and industrial wiring projects, solve problems with a variety of circuit types, and repair faults in a range of electrical apparatus.
Graduate as a licensed Electrician under the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council.
Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.
This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:
- 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. You should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.
After graduating, you might like 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.
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - Fryers Street
Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Apprenticeship - Open from 17th January / 2022
Detailed Fee Information
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:
- are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
- will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.
Course Fees consist of 3 different components:
- Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
- an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
- an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
- ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
- Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
- Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.
Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options
This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.
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:
- Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
- Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
- Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course
- Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement
Applicants for this course must be Electrical apprentices in a current apprenticeship contract. Applicants need to be fully supervised by an A grade Electrician in the workplace. Applicants seeking apprenticeships as Electricians are generally reasonably fit and have a good command of English and Maths.
Students that successfully complete this course are then entitled to undertake Licenced Electricians Assessments with Energy Safe Victoria and if successful can apply for the A grade Electricians licence.
Course Study Units
Assessments methods may include:
- Knowledge tests
- Work observation evidence
- Online Assessments
Does this course allow me to gain an A grade Electricians licence?
In your 4th year you will be eligible to undertake Energy Safe Victoria licencing assessments. GOTAFE will assist you with these.
Attendance & 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.
Attendance is 8 blocks per year for Year 1-3. Two blocks only in year 4 Each block is generally one week (5 days).
Apprentices are required to attend all classes, practical sessions and appointments with your Trainer/Assessor.
You will need to:
- supply your own basic stationary and a scientific calculator.
- wear non-flammable sleeved shirts and pants.
- wear covered in safety shoes or boots.
Textbooks and Standards will be supplied.
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.
A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.
Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.
Jobs and study options
Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.
Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.
Support for personal issues
We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.
Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.
We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
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
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
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.
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