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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

UEE30811
Average Price: $4076
Average Duration: 4 Years

Scope

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

81.5%

Satisfied with the training
94.8%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Electrician (General) (ANZSCO code 341111)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
165,500 persons were employed as Electricians in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
Above average
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Electricians are: $1,400. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Electricians visit Job Outlook
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories


For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Completion requirements

The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core competency standard units, defined in the Core Competency Standard Units table below and
  • A combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 140 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table below.
  • Core Competency Standard Units

    All Core competency standard units to be achieved

    Weighting Points

    UEENEEC020B

    Participate in electrical work and competency development activities

    60

    UEENEEE101A

    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

    20

    UEENEEE102A

    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

    40

    UEENEEE104A

    Solve problems in d.c. circuits

    80

    UEENEEE105A

    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

    20

    UEENEEE107A

    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

    40

    UEENEEE137A

    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

    20

    UEENEEG006A

    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines

    80

    UEENEEG033A

    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

    60

    UEENEEG063A

    Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

    40

    UEENEEG101A

    Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

    60

    UEENEEG102A

    Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

    80

    UEENEEG103A

    Install low voltage wiring and accessories

    20

    UEENEEG104A

    Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations

    20

    UEENEEG105A

    Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

    40

    UEENEEG106A

    Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

    40

    UEENEEG107A

    Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

    60

    UEENEEG108A

    Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

    40

    UEENEEG109A

    Develop and connect electrical control circuits

    80

    UEENEEK142A

    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

    20

    Total points in core

    920

    Elective Competency Standard Units

    Complete Elective units to achieve a total of weighting of 140 points from the following groups:

    Group

    Minimum points

    Maximum points

    A

    Imported and Common Elective Units

    Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group, but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not being assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

    0

    60

    B

    Qualification Elective Units

    You may select all your elective units from this Group

    80

    140

    Group A – Imported and Common Elective Units

    You may complete units to a maximum weighting of 60

    Weighting Points

    UEENEEC001B

    Maintain documentation

    20

    UEENEEC002B

    Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs

    20

    UEENEEC003B

    Provide quotations for installation or service jobs

    20

    UEENEEC010B

    Deliver a service to customers

    20

    UEENEED101A

    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace

    20

    UEENEEE009B

    Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes

    20

    UEENEEE020B

    Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

    20

    CPCCOHS1001A

    Work safely in the construction industry

    10

    HLTAID001

    Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    10

    HLTAID003

    Provide first aid

    10

    Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group, but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not being assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

    Note: For further information see Application of the NQC Flexibility Formula, UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package, Version 1, Volume 1 Qualification Framework

    Up to 60 points

    Group B – Qualification Elective Units

    Complete units to a minimum weighting of 80

    You may select all your elective units from this Group

    Weighting Points

    UEENEEA110A

    Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear

    40

    UEENEEA112A

    Fabricate and assemble bus bars

    40

    UEENEEA113A

    Mount and wire control panel equipment

    40

    UEENEED104A

    Use engineering applications software on personal computers

    40

    UEENEEE121A

    Plan an integrated cabling installation system

    40

    UEENEEF102A

    Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services

    120

    UEENEEF104A

    Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling

    40

    UEENEEG110A

    Find and repair faults in LV d.c. electrical apparatus and circuits

    60

    UEENEEG111A

    Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment

    40

    UEENEEG113A

    Install and maintain emergency safety systems

    60

    UEENEEG116A

    Diagnose and rectify faults in traction lift systems

    80

    UEENEEG118A

    Maintain operation of electrical mining equipment and systems

    60

    UEENEEG119A

    Maintain operation of electrical marine equipment and systems

    60

    UEENEEG120A

    Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations

    60

    UEENEEG126A

    Install and maintain field power and distribution systems with a low voltage demand up to 200 A per phase

    40

    UEENEEG129A

    Overhaul and repair major switchgear and controlgear

    60

    UEENEEG150A

    Wind electrical coils

    40

    UEENEEG151A

    Place and connect electrical coils

    40

    UEENEEG152A

    Rewind single phase machines

    40

    UEENEEG153A

    Rewind three phase low voltage induction machines

    60

    UEENEEG154A

    Rewind LV direct current machines

    60

    UEENEEG157A

    Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines

    40

    UEENEEG159A

    Conduct mechanical tests on electrical machines and components

    40

    UEENEEG164A

    Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines

    40

    UEENEEG165A

    Maintain and service traction lifts systems and equipment

    40

    UEENEEG166A

    Install and maintain escalators, moving walks and treadways

    40

    UEENEEG167A

    Align and install traction lift equipment

    20

    UEENEEG171A

    Install, set up and commission interval metering

    20

    UEENEEG181A

    Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products

    20

    UEENEEG182A

    Supply effective and efficient lighting products for domestic and small commercial applications

    40

    UEENEEG183A

    Provide advice on the application of energy efficient lighting for ambient and aesthetic effect

    20

    UEENEEG189A

    Install and maintain emergency lighting systems

    40

    UEENEEH102A

    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components

    40

    UEENEEH111A

    Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies

    40

    UEENEEH150A

    Assemble and set up basic security systems

    80

    UEENEEI140A

    Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems

    20

    UEENEEI141A

    Develop electrical integrated systems

    20

    UEENEEI101A

    Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals

    40

    UEENEEI102A

    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems

    40

    UEENEEI103A

    Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems

    40

    UEENEEI104A

    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems

    40

    UEENEEI105A

    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems

    40

    UEENEEI116A

    Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices

    20

    UEENEEI150A

    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

    60

    UEENEEJ102A

    Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

    30

    UEENEEJ103A

    Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems

    60

    UEENEEJ104A

    Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems

    20

    UEENEEJ105A

    Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems

    70

    UEENEEJ172A

    Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants — split systems

    60

    UEENEEK125A

    Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems

    20

    UEENEEK148A

    Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems

    40

    UEENEEM019A

    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — coal mining

    20

    UEENEEM020A

    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — gas atmospheres

    20

    UEENEEM021A

    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — dust atmospheres

    20

    UEENEEM022A

    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — pressurisation

    20

    UEENEEM023A

    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — coal mining

    60

    UEENEEM024A

    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — gas atmospheres

    60

    UEENEEM025A

    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — dust atmospheres

    60

    UEENEEM026A

    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — pressurisation

    60

    UEENEEM027A

    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — coal mining

    60

    UEENEEM028A

    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — gas atmospheres

    60

    UEENEEM029A

    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — dust atmospheres

    60

    UEENEEM030A

    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — pressurisation

    60

    UEENEEM038A

    Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations — coal mining

    40

    UEENEEM039A

    Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations — gas atmospheres

    40

    UEENEEM040A

    Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations — dust atmospheres

    40

    UEENEEM041A

    Conduct testing of hazardous area installations — pressurisation

    40

    UEENEEM042A

    Conduct visual inspection of hazardous areas installations

    40

    UEENEEM076A

    Use and maintain the integrity of a portable gas detection device

    20

    UEENEEM077A

    Install and maintain the integrity of fixed gas detection equipment

    20

    UEENEEM080A

    Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in a hazardous area

    20

    UEENEEN102A

    Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment

    30

    UEENEEN103A

    Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds

    30

    UEENEEN104A

    Test copper rail signalling cables

    20

    UEENEEN121A

    Repair rail signalling power and control cables

    40

    UETTDRIS43A

    Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule

    50

    UETTDRIS44A

    Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule

    50

    UETTDRIS47A

    Sample, test, filter and reinstate insulating oil

    40

    UETTDRIS67A

    Solve problems in energy supply network equipment

    80

    UETTDRIS68A

    Solve problems in energy supply network protection equipment and systems

    40

    UETTDRSB23A

    Install and maintain substation direct current systems

    30

    UETTDRSB29A

    Maintain capacitor bank equipment for voltage regulation

    40

    UETTDRSB39A

    Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule

    50

    Note:
    1. Prerequisite pathways shall be identified and met for all elective units selected.

    2. In selecting elective units considerations to career planning advice should be given to units that form part of a prerequisite pathway for the progression to achieve particular competencies or qualification at a higher level.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Electrician
    Electrician (Explosion Equipment)
    Electrician (Hazardous Areas)
    Electronics Tradesperson (Marine)
    Fire Protection Technician
    Lift Electrician
    Meter Installer (Electricity)
    Vending Machine Servicer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Electrical Engineering
    Electricity Distribution
    Electricity Industry
    Electronics and Computer Systems
    Electrotechnology
    Engineering
    Entertainment Systems and Servicing
    Systems Electrics
    Utilities Services



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

    90.2%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    87.0 %

    Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    94.0%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $68,200

    $60,000

    $48,600


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
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    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 94.8 91.2 85.8
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    93.7
    89.6
    3.3*
     
    87.5
    75.9
    11
     
    76.7
    44.4
    31.4
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    4.1*
    17.0
    10.4
     
    1.7
    9.3
    9.6
     
    5.3
    14
    11.5
    Satisfied with the training (%) 81.5 86.8 87.5
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 94.8 81 78.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 98.5 93.7 94.7
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 94.8 86.4 82.5
    Recommend the training to other (%) 94.1 91.7 91.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
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    Average salary (Full-time) ($) 68,200 60 000 48 600
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
     
    94.0
     
    58.2
     
    30.8
    Top Industries (%):
    Construction
    Manufacturing
    Mining
     
    70.0
    9.2
    6.0*
     
    24
    20.8
    15.8
     
    20.1
    15.9
    9

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 92.8 90.1
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 63 300 51 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 20.3 29
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.2 87.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 90 87.4

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) 90.2 66 49.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 51 600 43 700
    Enrolled in further study ($) 31.5 22.1 34.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.4 87
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 73.5 73.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
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    Construction
    70.0
    Construction
    Manufacturing
    9.2
    Manufacturing
    Mining
    6.0*
    Mining
    Electrotechnology
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    Electronics Specialists          
    Computer Systems          
    Entertainment & Servicing          
    Appliances          
    Business Systems          
    Refrigeration & Air-conditioning          
    Renewable & Sustainable Energy          
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