Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


Course Length

Part time:

4 Years


Subsidised Apprentice:


Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):


Delivery Mode


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.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship.

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

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.

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $4,008.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $795.00

3. Full Fee: $7,474.00

Course Materials: $1,656.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) 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

Course Study Units

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
CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEENEED101A - Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace
UEENEEF102A - Install And Maintain Cabling For Multiple Access To Telecommunication Services
UEENEEF104A - Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling
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
UEENEEJ105A - Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
UEENEEJ172A - Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems
UETTDRRF06B - Perform rescue from a live LV panel

Assessment Methods

Assessments methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Allan McLean
Campus: Shepparton

Tristan McNaught
Campus: Wangaratta

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.

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

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

Student Support

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.

Learn more about support services

Learner's Rights

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

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.