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4 years part time
4 years part time
Employed as electrical apprentice.
February, April, July, October
February, April, October
Embrace your passion for the electrical trade with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician 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.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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.
|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 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY 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 ENERGY PROCEDURES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR||Core||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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$1130||$ 5650||$21750|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$1305||$ 5900||$22000|
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.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
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 2019. 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.
Attend an Info Session
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 on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA 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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