National code: UEE40620

Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician

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Overview About this course

Be challenged with this specialist course, as you become equipped with skills to take your electrical career to the next level. Work on complex circuitry, solve intricate problems and plan ambitious electrical installations of integrated systems.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Diagnose and rectify faults

  • Develop, enter and verify programs

  • Work with dedicated SCADA software

  • Produce energy sector detailed reports

  • Implement environmentally sustainable policies

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience in completing electrical installation work across a range of specialised electrotechnology equipment

  • A sound understanding of programming PLCs to operate devices with integrated SCADA systems

  • The skills to identify environmentally sustainable work procedures

  • A direct pathway to engineering qualifications

  • Create a strong pathway to achieve further study and career goals

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • That you hold a current Unrestricted Electricians Licence or its equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory, or

  • That you have achieved the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Access to a personal computer for access to Moodle online content

  • The ability to distinguish between colours

  • Good time management

  • Problem solving skills

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy 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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Electrician (General)

Electricians (General) install, test, connect, commission, maintain and modify electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    92%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    42,200 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    37 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,420

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    44 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    1% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Electrical tradesperson with advanced PLC and fault-finding skills

Licensing

This course provides knowledge and skills required by an electrician special class. Other conditions may apply under State and Territory legislative and regulatory requirements. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician 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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 440 Weighting points, including 120 core and 320 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.

  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report UEECD0010

  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures UEECD0024

  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures UEERE0015

  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan UEECD0027

TAFE NSW Services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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