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Offering Info

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

  • National Course Code: UEE30811
  • TAFE NSW code: UEE30811-01V03-20PMQ-015

Location – Port Macquarie (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • 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.

ENTRY 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

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the electric industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

Experienced in electrotechnology electrician?

To be eligible for a subsidised place in this course as a non-apprentice, you must:

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Provide evidence, such as a resume or letter of support from your employer, of significant and current industry experience. Your workplace evidence will be reviewed prior to course entry to make sure your skills and knowledge meet course requirements

If there are gaps in your industry experience, you will need to complete simulated work activities to ensure you are able to meet work evidence requirements.

New to electrotechnology electrician?

  • You will need to secure work placement (details below) to meet the on-the-job component of your training

It is important to know that there is no government subsidy available for this study option. Talk to our team about your payment options.

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices taking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

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

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Occupational licenses are required if you want to work as an electrician nationally.

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.

State and territory jurisdictions have different regulatory requirements depending on the level of licensing you need. Check with your state or territory licensing and regulatory authorities regarding their educational 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.

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.

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

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified electrician after successful completion

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
Complete all Units of Competency as per the qualification packaging rules and provide workplace evidence using the E Profiling computer system.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day, blended course. You will need to attend 1 day a week, for 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 29.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours.

An apprentice's working week consists of 38 hours, over 4 calendar years. Unstructered hours are spent on the job and evidence is captured with eprofiling system recording.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Want to be a licenced Electrician.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Tutorial support is offered after classes by Subject Matter Experts within the teaching section.

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
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
ISBN Title 9781760421038 Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trades, 7e with Pethebridge + Electrical Wiring 8e (Print + Connect with Smartbook + ebook) - $229.46

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories
UEENEEC020B Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
Elective Units
Number Title
UEENEEF102A Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
UEENEEF104A Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling

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

General electrician, electrical tradesperson.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Port Macquarie
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

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