Our Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician will provide pathways to open your own business or work as a contractor for a large firm – you will always be in a position for employment. Light up your career as an electrician, or spark your career in all things current as an apprentice electrician.
Spark your career as an electrician
The building trade is booming and with it comes plenty of opportunities for qualified electricians. In this course you will learn a wide range of skills, including:
- fixing and securing electrotechnology equipment
- problem solving DC circuits
- undertaking all aspects of low voltage circuitry and installation
- developing and connecting electrical control circuits
- applying environmentally friendly and sustainable energy procedures in the energy sector
Industry connections and resources
Let our qualified and trade-experienced teachers guide you through your apprenticeship. You will have access to the latest industry technology and put these to use in a realistic working environment. ‘Labvolt’ equipment is used for simulating real world practical application in motor control.
We use the Learner Management System (LMS) system for all of our assessments, knowledge and skills content and delivery. Currently there are no workplace requirements for this course. Workplace performance is done through an electronic journal (eProfiling).
Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry-ready.
Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.
The LMS was designed, moderated and validated by E-Oz, the current Industry Skills Council for the electrotechnology area, and has Victorian Electrotechnology Senate representation.
Students who complete the Certificate III in Electrotechnology can gain eligibility to undertake the LEA (Licensed Electrical Assessment) licence testing program and obtain an ‘A-grade’ licence. If you are eligible you can book your test with Melbourne Polytechnic here.
You will be assessed through assignments, examinations and practical tasks.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment in this program is conducted by assignments/examinations and practical tasks.
MaterialsWhat we will supply
List of materials you need when the course starts.
What you will need to supply
Textbooks, work boots and safety glasses (note details will be provided on list above).
Entrance RequirementsYou must be apprenticed to an employer and must also have a current electrical apprenticeship agreement registered with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre
Pathways to further studyGraduates of this course may wish to apply for the Diploma of Project Management or the Diploma of Electrical Contracting
Career PathwaysThe building trade is booming and with it comes plenty of opportunities for qualified electricians. Possible career paths for apprentice electricians include being a business owner/sole trader, or an electrical contractor
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|UEENEEC020B||PARTICIPATE IN ELECTRICAL WORK AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES||20|
|UEENEED101A||USE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS RELEVANT TO A WORKPLACE||20|
|UEENEEE101A||APPLY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS, CODES AND PRACTICES IN THE WORKPLACE||20|
|UEENEEE102A||FABRICATE, ASSEMBLE AND DISMANTLE UTILITIES INDUSTRY COMPONENTS||40|
|UEENEEE104A||SOLVE PROBLEMS IN D.C. CIRCUITS||80|
|UEENEEE105A||FIX AND SECURE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT||20|
|UEENEEE107A||USE DRAWINGS, DIAGRAMS, SCHEDULES, STANDARDS, CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS||40|
|UEENEEE137A||DOCUMENT AND APPLY MEASURES TO CONTROL OHS RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTROTECHNOLOGY WORK||20|
|UEENEEF102A||INSTALL AND MAINTAIN CABLING FOR MULTIPLE ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES||120|
|UEENEEG006A||SOLVE PROBLEMS IN SINGLE AND THREE PHASE LOW VOLTAGE MACHINES||80|
|UEENEEG033A||SOLVE PROBLEMS IN SINGLE AND THREE PHASE LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CIRCUITS||60|
|UEENEEG063A||ARRANGE CIRCUITS, CONTROL AND PROTECTION FOR GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS||40|
|UEENEEG101A||SOLVE PROBLEMS IN ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICES AND RELATED CIRCUITS||60|
|UEENEEG102A||SOLVE PROBLEMS IN LOW VOLTAGE A.C. CIRCUITS||80|
|UEENEEG103A||INSTALL LOW VOLTAGE WIRING AND ACCESSORIES||20|
|UEENEEG104A||INSTALL APPLIANCES, SWITCHGEAR AND ASSOCIATED ACCESSORIES FOR LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS||20|
|UEENEEG105A||VERIFY COMPLIANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF LOW VOLTAGE GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS||60|
|UEENEEG106A||TERMINATE CABLES, CORDS AND ACCESSORIES FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUITS||40|
|UEENEEG107A||SELECT WIRING SYSTEMS AND CABLES FOR LOW VOLTAGE GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS||80|
|UEENEEG108A||TROUBLE-SHOOT AND REPAIR FAULTS IN LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CIRCUITS||80|
|UEENEEG109A||DEVELOP AND CONNECT ELECTRICAL CONTROL CIRCUITS||80|
|UEENEEK142A||APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY AND SUSTAINABLE PROCEDURES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.