Courses

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Melbourne Polytechnic's 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 electrical as an apprentice electrician.

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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 D.C circuts
  • undertaking all aspects of low voltage circutry and installation
  • developing and connecting electrical control circuts
  • applying environmentally friendly and sustainable energy procedures in the energy sector

Industry connections and resources

Let Melbourne Polytechnic’s 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. Work Place performance is done through an electronic journal (E-Profiling).

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 Electro-Technology area, and has Victorian Electrical Senate representation.

Course outcomes

Students who complete the Certificate III in Electro-Technology can gain eligibility to undertake the LEA (Licensed Electrical Assessment) licence testing program and obtain an ‘A’ grade licence.

Assessment

You will be assessed through assignments, examinations and practical tasks.

Local Students

Code

UEE30811

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 4 years


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 Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4950
Ineligible:$11400
Concession:$990
Materials:$23

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment in this program is conducted by assignments/examinations and practical tasks.

Materials

What 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 Requirements

Students must be apprenticed to an employer, and you must also have a current electrical apprenticeship agreement registered with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this course may wish to apply for the Diploma of Project Management or the Diploma of Electrical Contracting.

Career Pathways

The 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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • July
  • October
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.