Start your career as an electrical fitter and gain the technical skills needed to succeed. Learn from industry-experienced teachers in our simulated workplace workshops to build the skills to work for a company or start your own business.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Problem solve on magnetic and electromagnetic devices, single path circuits, low voltage a.c. circuits, direct current machines and multiple path circuits
Fit, assemble, erect, manufacture, operate, test, fault find, repair and alter electrical equipment
Apply environmental and sustainable practices
Follow work health and safety practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Eligibility to apply for a restricted electrical licence
Exposure to the industry through on the job training
An understanding of safe and sustainable work practices in the electrotechnology industry
Skills to problem-solve a variety of circuits
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Employment in the electrotechnology industry, as evidenced by a letter from your employer
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card). You will need this before you can enter a construction site.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A reasonable level of fitness to complete the demands of the role, including bending, kneeling and standing
Confidence working at heights and in confined spaces
Some experience in handling tools and equipment
Good organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
The ability to problem solve
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: electrical fitter technician in areas like appliance repair, motor winding, switchboard manufacture and electrical equipment maintenance.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. A restricted electrical licence is mandatory for the performance of any disconnect/reconnect work in New South Wales. Refer to NSW Fair Trading licensing requirements and guidelines before applying to study this qualification
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Electrical Fitting does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Electrical Fitting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1060 Units of competency, including 810 core and 250 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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