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UEE30811

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Progress your electrical career with this apprenticeship course. Complete this qualification as part of your apprenticeship to become a qualified electrician and apply for your electrical workers licence.

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Progress your career in electrotechnology with this practical course. Get qualified through your apprenticeship as an electrician and become eligible to apply for your electrical workers licence.

Qualified electricians are currently in demand with the number of people employed in the industry growing very strongly over the past few years. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service there's expected to be around 26,000 job openings for electricians in the next five years. 

Gain the skills to interpret electrical drawings, develop circuits, install and maintain electrical components, wiring, equipment and systems in residential and commercial applications. Our trade teachers and tutors will help you understand the theoretical and practical aspects of electrotechnology to support your success.

This qualification fulfils the technical requirements for you to apply for your electrical contractor licence and become a trade-qualified electrician. Completion of your electrical apprenticeship will put you on the path to further training and licencing opportunities.

What can I do?

  • Electrician

Course outcome:

UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Flexibility

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training with your work arrangements. We deliver training in the workplace and in the classroom. With a range of options available, we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

Quality training

With over $20 million invested in our electrical training facilities and teachers who remain embedded in industry, TAFE Queensland delivers the quality training that our clients deserve and expect from the largest provider of training for the electrotechnology sector in Queensland.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, as well as a combination of elective competency standard units with a total weighting value of 140 points. Please note, elective units have various weighting values. Please contact us for information about which electives should be included in your training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEC020B
    Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEC020B
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in electrical work and competency development activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE101A
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE101A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE102A
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE102A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE104A
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE105A
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE105A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE107A
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE107A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEE137A
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEE137A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG006A
    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG006A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase machines and solving machine problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, machine connections circuit arrangements, issues related to machine operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to machine problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG033A
    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG033A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, apparatus circuit arrangements, issues related to operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to apparatus/circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG063A
    Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG063A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the arrangement and termination of circuits, control and protection devices and systems for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of schemes for protection of persons and property, correct functioning, ensuring compatibility with the supply, arranging installation into circuits and selecting and arranging switchgear/ controlgear and protective devices to meet compliance requirements and documenting arrangement decisions.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG101A
    Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG101A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers determining correct operation of electromagnetic devices and related circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG102A
    Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG102A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase a.c. circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, multiphase circuit arrangements, issues related to protection, power factor and MEN systems and solutions to circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEG101A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG103A
    Install low voltage wiring and accessories
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG103A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation in building and premises of wiring enclosures, cable support systems, cables and accessories and designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, routing cables to specified locations, terminating cables and connecting wiring at accessories and completing the necessary installation documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEE137A , UEENEEG006A , UEENEEG033A , UEENEEG063A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A , UEENEEG107A , UEENEEG108A , UEENEEG109A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install low voltage wiring and accessories

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG104A
    Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG104A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the installation of appliances protection devices, switchgear, controlgear, switchboards, and accessories designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, matching appliances and accessories with that specified, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEE137A , UEENEEG006A , UEENEEG033A , UEENEEG063A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG103A , UEENEEG106A , UEENEEG107A , UEENEEG108A , UEENEEG109A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG105A
    Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG105A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers inspection and testing to verify whether an electrical installation is safe and complies with all requirements. It encompasses working safely, visual inspections and mandatory, optional and functional testing following verification procedures, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEE137A , UEENEEG006A , UEENEEG033A , UEENEEG063A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG103A , UEENEEG104A , UEENEEG106A , UEENEEG107A , UEENEEG108A , UEENEEG109A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG106A
    Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG106A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the termination of cables and cords and their conductors at accessories and current-using devices designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to standards, understanding wiring system and cable types and applications, selecting appropriate termination accessories, preparing and terminating cables and cords, terminating cables/cord conductors and ensuring completed termination complies with requirements.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG107A
    Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG107A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers selecting wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of wiring systems and cable types, selecting wiring system compatible with the installation conditions, selecting cables that comply with required current-carrying capacity and voltage drop and earth fault-loop impedance limitations, coordination between protective devices and conductors and documenting selection decisions.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEG006A , UEENEEG033A , UEENEEG063A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG108A
    Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG108A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers trouble-shooting and repairing faults in electrical apparatus and interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced wiring, logically applying fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEG006A , UEENEEG033A , UEENEEG063A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEG109A
    Develop and connect electrical control circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEG109A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers developing, connecting and functionally testing electrical power and control circuits that perform specific control functions. It encompasses working safely; developing schematic/ladder diagrams and converting them to wiring diagrams; selecting and connecting contactors and control devices to perform a specific function.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEE101A , UEENEEE102A , UEENEEE104A , UEENEEE105A , UEENEEE107A , UEENEEG006A , UEENEEG063A , UEENEEG101A , UEENEEG102A , UEENEEG106A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and connect electrical control circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEK142A
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEK142A
    Unit description :

    This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

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Bracken Ridge
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Ipswich
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Acacia Ridge
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Eagle Farm
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Ashmore
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Nambour
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Toowoomba
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Chinchilla
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Bundaberg
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Hervey Bay
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Kingaroy
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Cairns
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Mount Isa
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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811)
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, a scientific calculator, and a ruler, set square, protractor and compass.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by UEE30820 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, as of 4 October 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 31 January 2023. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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