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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Code: UEE30811

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Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

4 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

February, April, July, October

Ignite the spark in your knowledge

Embrace your passion for the electrical trade with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811 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 this 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.
  • Renewable Energy Technician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Refridgerator Technician

Pathways

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

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

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
UEENEEC020B PARTICIPATE IN ELECTRICAL WORK AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Core 20
UEENEED101A USE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS RELEVANT TO A WORKPLACE Elective 20
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Core 20
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Core 40
UEENEEE104A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN D.C. CIRUCUITS Core 80
UEENEEE105A FIX AND SECURE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT Core 20
UEENEEE107A USE DRAWINGS, DIAGRAMS, SCHEDULES, STANDARDS, CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 40
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electro technology work Core 20
UEENEEF102A INSTALL AND MAINTAIN CABLING FOR MULTIPLE ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES Elective 120
UEENEEG006A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN SINGLE AND THREE PHASE LOW VOLTAGE MACHINES Core 80
UEENEEG033A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN SINGLE AND THREE PHASE LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CIRCUITS Core 60
UEENEEG063A INSTALL AND MAINTAIN CABLING FOR MULTIPLE ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES Core 40
UEENEEG101A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICES AND RELATED CIRCUITS Core 60
UEENEEG102A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN LOW VOLTAGE A.C. CIRCUITS Core 80
UEENEEG103A INSTALL LOW VOLTAGE WIRING AND ACCESSORIES Core 20
UEENEEG104A INSTALL APPLIANCES, SWITCHGEAR AND ASSOCIATED ACCESSORIES FOR LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS Core 20
UEENEEG105A VERIFY COMPLIANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF LOW VOLTAGE GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS Core 60
UEENEEG106A TERMINATE CABLES, CORDS AND ACCESSORIES FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUITS Core 40
UEENEEG107A SELECT WIRING SYSTEMS AND CABLES FOR LOW VOLTAGE GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS Core 80
UEENEEG108A TROUBLE-SHOOT AND REPAIR FAULTS IN LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CIRCUITS Core 80
UEENEEG109A DEVELOP AND CONNECT ELECTRICAL CONTROL CIRCUITS Core 80
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector Core 20

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1230 $6150 $23600
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1405 $6400 $23850
Per year $
Per semester $

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 1 November 2021. 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.

Requirements

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.

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Nationally Recognised Training

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

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