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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

  • National Course Code: UEE30811
  • TAFE NSW code: UEE30811-01V03-20OTE-001

Location – TAFE Digital (Non-Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

20 Hours per week

Duration

4Yr

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Light up your new career as a general electrician or electrical tradesperson when you study the nationally accredited Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. Learn to install, test and repair electrical systems and be equipped with skills needed to join this growing industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • To install wiring systems, accessories and appliances for low voltage general electrical installations
  • To connect electrical circuits
  • To solve problems related to electrical equipment

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

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

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will equip you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification

GROW YOUR CAREER

Completing the Certificate III, with the appropriate elective units, can provide credit towards the UEE40611 Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician or the UEE40911 Certificate IV in Industrial Electronics and Control.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal Training Package entry requirements for this course.

However, the Electrotechnology Training Package recommends typical language, literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Provide evidence of relevant employment (for example, a Commitment Identification Number issued by Training Services NSW for an apprentice Training Plan Proposal. This will include appropriate apprentice, employer and RTO information)
  • Meet Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements. You will need to meet a minimum Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 for Learning, Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

During training: Competency development activities are subject to regulations directly related to licensing, occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training, such as apprenticeships.

In the workplace: The application of the skills and knowledge described in units in this qualification require a licence to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical equipment or installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

Other conditions may apply under State and Territory legislative and regulatory requirements.

This course meets the national Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an unrestricted Electrician's License. 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.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) to meet a minimum Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 for Learning, Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • working in the electrical industry under the supervision of a licensed supervisor for the duration of the enrolment.

Mandatory Attendance Component:

  • All practical assessments will be conducted at TAFE NSW Mount Druitt campus and are mandatory. The student must be prepared to attend multiple sessions during the time of enrolment. The number depends on the subjects to be done (around 30 days).

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Internet access and access to a printer and scanner
  • scientific calcualtor
  • textbooks as recommended by the Teaching Section
  • PPE required for practical skills assessments

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 3 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of four years.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do (equivalent of) one hour of face to face or other study per week. Students will be required to attend skills asssessments, to be held at TAFE NSW Mount Druitt campus, as part of their course (estimated 30 days over 4 years).

You can also expect to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, workplace evidence collection.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who wish to pursue a career in the electrical trades.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. Skills asssessments are held at TAFE NSW Mount Druitt campus.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:

  • scientific calculator
  • textbooks as recommended by the Teaching Section
  • PPE required for practical skills assessments.

Estimated cost $200.

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as an apprentice or trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
UEENEEC020B Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories
UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Elective Units
Number Title
UEENEEC001B Maintain documentation
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

General electrician, electrical tradesperson.

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Course Location

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

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