Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Course Code UEE30811
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Length 4 years
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable 8, week-long blocks per year
Plus workplace training
Course Overview

This electrical course is designed for Electrical Apprentices to achieve their qualifications and obtain their electrician's licence.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises

What will I Learn?

Units include the following areas of study. Electrical Principles D.C, Electrical Principles A.C, Magnetism, Transformers D.C. Machines, A.C. Machines, Wiring Practices & Workshop, Operation of Electrical Apparatus, Circuit Protection, Cable Selection (Current Capacity & Voltage Drop) Switchboard Design, Installation Testing and Verification. ACMA(Telecommunications) Open Registration training is also included in this course.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course and the External Regulatory Exams, students are eligible to apply for their Nationally Recognised, Unrestricted Electrical License, enabling them to work as Electricians in a wide range of industries.

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have a successful minimum of year 10 level of education and satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.  You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical.

Applicants must be signed into a contract of employment as an Electrical Apprentices with an employer to enrol in this course.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Entry Requirements

You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 22 units, including 20 core units and two elective units. This will be delivered in the classroom with practical activities and online components.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
UEENEEC020B Participate in electrical work and competency development activities 20 $0.00
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace 20 $2.00
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components 40 $83.00
UEENEEE104A Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits 80 $8.00
UEENEEE105A Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment 20 $3.00
UEENEEE107A Use Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules, Standards, Codes And Specifications 40 $4.00
UEENEEE137A Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work 20 $3.00
UEENEEG006A Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Machines 80 $6.00
UEENEEG033A Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits 60 $7.00
UEENEEG063A Arrange Circuits, Control And Protection For General Electrical Installations 40 $7.00
UEENEEG101A Solve Problems In Electromagnetic Devices And Related Circuits 60 $6.00
UEENEEG102A Solve Problems In Low Voltage A.C. Circuits 80 $7.00
UEENEEG103A Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories 20 $3.00
UEENEEG104A Install Appliances, Switchgear And Associated Accessories For Low Voltage Electrical Installations 20 $3.00
UEENEEG105A Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations 60 $4.00
UEENEEG106A Terminate Cables, Cords And Accessories For Low Voltage Circuits 40 $32.00
UEENEEG107A Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations 80 $5.00
UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot And Repair Faults In Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits 80 $5.00
UEENEEG109A Develop And Connect Electrical Control Circuits 80 $9.00
UEENEEK142A Apply Environmentally And Sustainable Procedures In The Energy Sector 20 $3.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
UEENEED101A Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace 20 $0.00
UEENEEF102A Install And Maintain Cabling For Multiple Access To Telecommunication Services 120 $24.50

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
Already have a USI but can’t remember it? Find your USI

Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $3,820.00
Concession rate $765.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $13,475.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $580.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.

Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees. 


Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Which fee applies to me?

Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
Check your eligibility

Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.

Concession rate
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate. 
Find out more about concession rates

Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate. 


How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.