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4 years part time
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduates of this course may wish to apply for the Diploma of Project Management or the Diploma of Electrical Contracting.
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.
Classes held across Monday to Friday on mornings and afternoons.
You will be assessed through assignments, examinations and practical tasks.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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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.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.