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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

UEE30811

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811

Course Overview

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.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry. Roles you may be eligible for 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. You should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further Study

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

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$4,306.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$861.00
Course Materials
$1,799.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

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:

  1. 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:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. 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.

Core Units
UEENEEC020B
Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits
UEENEEE105A
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE137A
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEG006A
Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Machines
UEENEEG033A
Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits
UEENEEG063A
Arrange Circuits, Control And Protection For General Electrical Installations
UEENEEG101A
Solve Problems In Electromagnetic Devices And Related Circuits
UEENEEG102A
Solve Problems In Low Voltage A.C. Circuits
UEENEEG103A
Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories
UEENEEG104A
Install Appliances, Switchgear And Associated Accessories For Low Voltage Electrical Installations
UEENEEG105A
Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations
UEENEEG106A
Terminate Cables, Cords And Accessories For Low Voltage Circuits
UEENEEG107A
Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations
UEENEEG108A
Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG109A
Develop And Connect Electrical Control Circuits
UEENEEK142A
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Elective Units
CPCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID009
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEENEEF102A
Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
UEENEEJ102A
Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ103A
Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEJ104A
Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems

Assessments methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • 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.

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.

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.

Learning support

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.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

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.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

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.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

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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