National code: UEE33020

    Certificate III in Electrical Fitting

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    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

    Course outcomes

    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

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    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

    Completion requirements

    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.

    Entry recommendations

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    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

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study1 Course

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

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    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Certificate III in Electrical Fitting does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationHLTAID009

    • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplaceUEECD0007

    • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology workUEECD0016

    • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry componentsUEECD0019

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    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    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

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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