UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology ElectricianFind the full course information below
This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’. The duration of the UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is 8 hours per day, 1 day per week over 129 weeks (including 18 weeks break)
Job Roles & Career Pathways
The qualification is designed for students wishing to enter the Electrical industry for roles including General Electrician, Telecommunications Trades Workers and Electrician Tradesperson. Full details can be found at www.training.gov.au .
There are no formal course entry requirements into this qualification.
This course is recommended for students who wish to enter the industry or are currently employed in the Electrotechnology industry but without any formal qualifications. Students are required to have a limited knowledge and skill base in a variety of Electrotechnology contexts including making judgements, completing routine activities and taking limited responsibility in the Electrotechnology workplace.
• Students should be employed full time as an apprentice in the electrotechnology industry.
• Students should be signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
Course start dates – please check with STC for next intake dates.
The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is a prerequisite for several specialised courses in the Electrotechnology Industry that will help you to further your career.
Students who complete the UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician can continue their studies by advancing to the UEE40620 Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician or any other relevant Certificate IV level qualification.
This course comprises all the required 27 Core competency units to a total of 920 points and 2 elective units, each totalling 140 points.
This will involve a blend of online, classroom based, simulated and supervised workplace-based training to ensure full competency.
Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. This qualification is delivered to apprentices students fulltime integrating the following blended modes of delivery:
• Scheduled face to face class hours
• Online learning hours
- Written Assessment
- Portfolio of Evidence including Third party Report (e-profiling)
- Simulated/Practical Assessment (demonstration of skills)
Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. RPL evidence must include some of the following:
- Work Experience
- Life Experience
- Previous Study e.g. qualifications, industry training
- Professional Development Programs and/or Courses
Students will be provided with the following resources required to complete the UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician upon enrolment:
Appropriate Textbooks may include:
• Electrical Trade Practices by Ralph Berry
• Electrical Principles by P. Phillips
• Electrical Wiring Practice Vol 1 and 2 edition 7, by Keith Pethebridge & Ian Neeson
Appropriate reference texts may include (such as standards and government policies)
• Electrical principles by Peter Phillips for the theory subjects
• Electrical Wiring Practice Vol 1 and 2 for the practical subjects
• Electrical Trade Principles
• Electrotechnology Practise
- EnergySpace Learning Management System (LMS) Note: Students will need access to an internet connected computer/tablet to access the LMS
Relevant Industry Standards
Superior Training Centre’s delivery and assessment of the UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician complies with the following Australian standards:
- AS/NZS 3000
• AS/NZS 3008.1.1
|Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
|Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
|Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
|Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
|Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
|Solve problems in multiple path circuits
|Solve problems in single path circuits
|Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
|Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
|Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
|Develop and connect electrical control circuits
|Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
|Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
|Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
|Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
|Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
|Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
|Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
|Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
|Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
|Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
|Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
|Test and connect transformers
|Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
|Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
|Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
|Perform rescue from a live LV panel
|Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
|Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines
Volume Of Learning
The volume of learning allocated to a qualification will vary depending on the level of the qualification and the experience and competency of the student. Students must complete the allocated hours for the qualification they are undertaking in order to achieve competency. If the student applies for RPL or Credit Transfer, the volume of learning may be reduced.
- Core units: 27
- Elective units: 2
- Course duration: 129 weeks expected