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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.|
|Note||This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.|
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.
This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.
To ensure course content is relevant and industry-specific, industry is constantly having input into this training package. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled in the new qualification. 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|
|HLTAID009||Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation||4||$15.00|
|UEECD0007||Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace||20||$0.00|
|UEECD0016||Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work||20||$0.00|
|UEECD0019||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components||40||$80.00|
|UEECD0020||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment||20||$0.00|
|UEECD0044||Solve problems in multiple path circuits||40||$0.00|
|UEECD0046||Solve problems in single path circuits||40||$0.00|
|UEECD0051||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications||40||$0.00|
|UEECO0023||Participate in electrical work and competency development activities||20||$0.00|
|UEEEL0003||Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations||40||$0.00|
|UEEEL0005||Develop and connect electrical control circuits||80||$0.00|
|UEEEL0008||Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls||20||$0.00|
|UEEEL0009||Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls||20||$0.00|
|UEEEL0010||Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits||20||$0.00|
|UEEEL0012||Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories||40||$0.00|
|UEEEL0014||Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits||80||$0.00|
|UEEEL0018||Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations||80||$363.00|
|UEEEL0019||Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines||30||$0.00|
|UEEEL0020||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits||80||$363.00|
|UEEEL0021||Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices||30||$0.00|
|UEEEL0023||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits||40||$20.00|
|UEEEL0024||Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines||40||$0.00|
|UEEEL0025||Test and connect transformers||40||$0.00|
|UEEEL0039||Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations||60||$363.00|
|UEEEL0047||Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies||20||$0.00|
|UEERE0001||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector||20||$0.00|
|UETDRRF004||Perform rescue from a live LV panel||0||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CPCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||6||$70.00|
|UEEDV0005||Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services||120||$0.00|
|UEEDV0008||Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling||40||$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.
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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)||$4,395.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$15,525.00|
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)||$1,637.00|
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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