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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

National Course Code: UEE30811


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician will help light up your new career as a licensed electrician or electrical tradesperson. Learn to install, test and repair electrical systems and be equipped with skills needed to join this growing industry.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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

  • Install wiring systems, accessories and appliances for low voltage general electrical installations
  • Connect electrical circuits
  • Solve problems related to electrical equipment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Communication skills to connect with clients
  • Customer service, collaboration and consultation skills
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Attention to detail


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Electrician (General)


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician
  • Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control
  • Diploma of Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 3 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • An ability to work at heights
  • An ability to distinguish between colours
  • An analytical approach to problem solving

Assessments provide a great way for you to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what needs further development. In this course, you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments
  • Project assessments
  • Skills assessments
  • Workplace evidence collection and reporting

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician qualification meets PART of the requirements for issue of a Qualified Supervisors Certificate - Electrician issued by NSW Fair Trading, which permits the holder to work unsupervised on low voltage fixed wiring and equipment and to directly supervise others undertaking this work.

In conjunction with workplace training and skills development, you will gain skills and knowledge in the installation and termination of electrical cables, accessories and appliances including:

  • Socket outlets
  • Light fittings
  • Heating appliances
  • Cooking appliances

This is hands-on, practical qualification where you practice and learn in a simulated electrical installation site. You will also be required to collect workplace evidence to show the practical application of your new skills.

TAFE NSW offers you a variety of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Theory/practical classrooms with equipment suitable for delivery of electrotechnology content
  • Computer rooms to facilitate the use of electrotechnology software applications, blended delivery and assessment as required
  • Workshops equipped with suitable fixed, portable and hand-held tools and equipment and suitable materials storage facilities
  • Wiring rooms with suitable facilities to allow delivery and assessment of practical wiring competencies
  • Electrical Installation Testing rooms which model full electrical installations to provide for testing and verification of electrical installations

The NSW Government has identified trade qualified electricians as a skills shortage area. It is expected that the demand for electricians will continue to grow into the future.

Common use of electricity is increasing due to the reliance on electrical equipment in the home and the workplace. This trend appears likely to continue, ensuring the ongoing demand for qualified electricians.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination
  • Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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