UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

 Course Description

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 .

Entry Requirements

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.

Apprenticeship Students

• 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.

Further Learning

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 Methods

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
• Self-study

  • 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


HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0044 Solve problems in multiple path circuits
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECO0023 Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEEEL0003 Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
UEEEL0005 Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEEEL0008 Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
UEEEL0009 Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
UEEEL0010 Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
UEEEL0014 Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
UEEEL0018 Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
UEEEL0019 Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
UEEEL0020 Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEEEL0021 Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
UEEEL0023 Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEEEL0024 Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
UEEEL0025 Test and connect transformers
UEEEL0039 Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
UEEEL0047 Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UETTDRRF06 Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UEEDV0005 Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
UEEEL0033 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.


Course Summary


  • Core units: 27
  • Elective units: 2
  • Course duration: 129 weeks expected

Course Resources

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