Course Info

Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician

National Course Code: UEE40611


Become an Electrician Special Class with the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician. Work on complex electrical circuitry, solve intricate problems, and plan ambitious electrical installations of integrated systems.


Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn:

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


Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dependable and reliable


Completing this course will equip you with:

  • National recognition as a qualified electrician special class
  • Direct pathway to engineering qualifications

Career opportunities:

  • Electrician special class


Take your career further:

  • Diploma of Electrical Engineering


Electrical trades and electronics influence almost every aspect of daily life and the digital age is creating an unprecedented demand for electricians specialising in telecommunications, instrumentation, security and electronic control systems, and information technology.

This course is superseded.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.

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
  • Good communication skills

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:

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

This course meets the national Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an unrestricted 'Electrician's License'. Learners meeting these requirements within this course will be eligible to apply for a Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician qualification upon successful completion of the necessary core, prerequisite and elective units.

Along with your workplace training and skills development, you will gain skills and knowledge related to specialised electrotechnology equipment.

Special class electricians complete electrical installation and maintenance work across a range of specialised electrotechnology equipment.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on campus study environments - industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

You will also spend study time in:

  • Theory and 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

Society's use of electricity is increasing due to increased reliance on electrical equipment in the home and the workplace. This trend appears likely to continue, thus ensuring the demand for qualified electricians, particularly those with additional skills.

  • Nationally Recognised Training

This course is superseded

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