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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Eight one-week blocks a year for three years. Two week-long blocks in the fourth year. Plus workplace training.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
This electrical course is designed for Electrical Apprentices to achieve their qualifications and obtain their electrician's licence.
The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises
Units include the following areas of study. Electrical Principles D.C, Electrical Principles A.C, Magnetism, Transformers D.C. Machines, A.C. Machines, Wiring Practices & Workshop, Operation of Electrical Apparatus, Circuit Protection, Cable Selection (Current Capacity & Voltage Drop) Switchboard Design, Installation Testing and Verification. ACMA(Telecommunications) Open Registration training is also included in this course.
Upon successful completion of the course and the External Regulatory Exams, students are eligible to apply for their Nationally Recognised, Unrestricted Electrical License, enabling them to work as Electricians in a wide range of industries.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
There are no set prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have a successful minimum of year 10 level of education and satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course. You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed electrical pre-apprenticeship.
Applicants must be employed as an electrical apprentice to enrol in this course.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 23 units, including 20 core units and three elective units. This will be delivered in the classroom with practical activities and online components.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|UEENEEC020B||Participate in electrical work and competency development activities||20||$0.00|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace||20||$0.00|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components||40||$80.00|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits||80||$0.00|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment||20||$0.00|
|UEENEEE107A||Use Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules, Standards, Codes And Specifications||40||$0.00|
|UEENEEE137A||Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work||20||$0.00|
|UEENEEG006A||Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Machines||80||$0.00|
|UEENEEG033A||Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits||60||$0.00|
|UEENEEG063A||Arrange Circuits, Control And Protection For General Electrical Installations||40||$0.00|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve Problems In Electromagnetic Devices And Related Circuits||60||$0.00|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve Problems In Low Voltage A.C. Circuits||80||$406.25|
|UEENEEG103A||Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories||20||$0.00|
|UEENEEG104A||Install Appliances, Switchgear And Associated Accessories For Low Voltage Electrical Installations||20||$0.00|
|UEENEEG105A||Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations||60||$406.25|
|UEENEEG106A||Terminate Cables, Cords And Accessories For Low Voltage Circuits||40||$28.00|
|UEENEEG107A||Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations||80||$0.00|
|UEENEEG108A||Trouble-shoot And Repair Faults In Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits||80||$406.25|
|UEENEEG109A||Develop And Connect Electrical Control Circuits||80||$0.00|
|UEENEEK142A||Apply Environmentally And Sustainable Procedures In The Energy Sector||20||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CPCCOHS1001A||Work Safely In The Construction Industry||6||$70.00|
|HLTAID001||Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation||4||$15.00|
|UEENEEA110A||Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear||120||$0.00|
|UEENEEA112A||Fabricate and assemble bus bars||60||$0.00|
|UEENEEF102A||Install And Maintain Cabling For Multiple Access To Telecommunication Services||120||$0.00|
|UEENEEG111A||Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment||40||$0.00|
|UEENEEG129A||Overhaul and repair major switchgear and controlgear||60||$0.00|
|UEENEEG164A||Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines||60||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$4,095.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$14,455.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$1,625.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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