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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Code: UEE30820

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4 years part time

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Ignite the spark in your knowledge

Embrace your passion for the electrical trade with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820 at Melbourne Polytechnic. Set for an average 10% increase in job opportunities in the next five years, the electrician trade is booming. You’ll learn advanced industry techniques and first hand trade experience in our state-of-the-art work space, equipped with world class technology.

Industry ready techniques and state of the art experience

You’ll learn invaluable expertise from an array of experienced trade professionals in our realistic working environment. Melbourne Polytechnic is equipped with the latest technology and well-versed in current industry practices. You’ll have access to top-of-the-line Labvolt equipment giving you invaluable practical experience in motor control. Our qualified teachers will guide you throughout your apprenticeship while you learn the basics of circuitry, electrical networks, and electrical repairs. Melbourne Polytechnic’s industry connections will prepare you for real-world experience, allowing you first-hand practical knowledge of maintenance and repairs.

A wealth of opportunities

Exceptional electricians have skills that are in high demand, with a variety of employment options. As a qualified electrician, your skills might take you to work as an electrical contractor, refrigeration technician or renewable specialist. You might even end up owning and operating your own business.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820 take me?

Exceptional electricians have skills that are in high demand, with a variety of employment options. As a qualified electrician, your skills might take you to work as an electrical contractor, refrigeration technician or renewable specialist.

  • Refridgerator Technician
  • Renewable Energy Technician
  • Electrical Contractor

Study Pathways

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

Melbourne Polytechnic has been pretty instrumental in my journey. It’s been a kind of turning point where I've decided on my future career.
David Jarman
Certificate II in Electrotechnology Graduate and Outstanding Construction Vocational Education Student of the Year 2023
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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.


Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.

Class Schedule

Classes held across Monday to Friday on mornings and afternoons.

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Core 4
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Core 20
UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work Core 20
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Core 40
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment Core 20
UEECD0044 Solve problems in multiple path circuits Core 40
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits Core 40
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications Core 40
UEECO0023 Participate in electrical work and competency development activities Core 20
UEEDV0005 Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services Elective 120
UEEDV0008 Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling Elective 40
UEEEL0003 Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations Core 40
UEEEL0005 Develop and connect electrical control circuits Core 80
UEEEL0008 Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls Core 20
UEEEL0009 Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls Core 20
UEEEL0010 Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits Core 20
UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories Core 40
UEEEL0014 Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits Core 80
UEEEL0018 Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations Core 80
UEEEL0019 Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines Core 30
UEEEL0020 Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits Core 80
UEEEL0021 Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices Core 30
UEEEL0023 Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits Core 40
UEEEL0024 Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines Core 40
UEEEL0025 Test and connect transformers Core 40
UEEEL0039 Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations Core 60
UEEEL0047 Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies Core 20
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector Core 20
UETDRRF004 Perform rescue from a live LV panel Core 6

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1350 $6750 $25950
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1525 $7000 $26200
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Per semester $0

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1st of November. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

What we will supply

  • Tools and equipment you need to undertake this course.

You will need to supply

  • your own safety equipment, including work boots and safety glasses
  • various textbooks, note books, pens, calculator
  • laptop or tablet with Wi-Fi and/or internet access.


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

Next Steps

Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.

The AASN will register your training contract with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.

If you have any questions about the application procedures for an apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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