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UEE30820

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
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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:

UEE30820 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 120 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
  • HLTAID009
    Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0007
    Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0016
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0016
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, document and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk control measures associated with electrotechnology work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0019
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0019
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components using fitting and metal fabrication techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0020
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0020
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fix, secure and mount electrotechnology equipment to hollow walls, solid walls and metal fixings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0044
    Solve problems in multiple path circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0044
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in multiple path circuits.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0046
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in multiple path circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0046
    Solve problems in single path circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0046
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in single path circuits.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in single path circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0051
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0051
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, industry standards, codes of practice and specifications as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECO0023
    Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECO0023
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in electrical work and related activities that contribute to the ongoing development of competency.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in electrical work and competency development activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0003
    Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0003
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to select, arrange and terminate circuits, control and protection devices and systems for electrical installations operating at low voltage (LV).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0005
    Develop and connect electrical control circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0005
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to develop, connect and functionally test electrical power and control circuits that perform specific control functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0003 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023 , UEEEL0024 , UEEEL0025
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and connect electrical control circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0008
    Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0008
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and modify low voltage (LV) heating equipment and controls.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0009
    Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0009
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and modify low voltage (LV) lighting circuits, equipment and controls.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0010
    Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0010
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and modify low voltage (LV) socket outlets circuits.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0012
    Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0012
    Unit description :
    This unit includes the installation of wiring enclosures, cable support systems, cables, protection devices, switchgear, control gear, switchboards, and accessories designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 1,500 V direct current (d.c.).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0003 , UEEEL0005 , UEEEL0008 , UEEEL0009 , UEEEL0010 , UEEEL0014 , UEEEL0018 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023 , UEEEL0024 , UEEEL0025
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0014
    Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0014
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to isolate, test and troubleshoot electrical circuits operating at voltages up to 1,000 volts (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 1,500 V direct current (d.c.).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0003 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023 , UEEEL0024 , UEEEL0025 , UEEEL0047
  • UNIT NAME
  • Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0018
    Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0018
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to select wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 1,500 V direct current (d.c.).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0003 , UEEEL0008 , UEEEL0009 , UEEEL0010 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023 , UEEEL0024 , UEEEL0025
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0019
    Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0019
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine correct operation of direct current (d.c.) machines and provide solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEEEL0021
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0020
    Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0020
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to ascertain correct operation of single and three phase alternating current (a.c.) circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0044 , UEECD0046 , UEEEL0021
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0021
    Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0021
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine correct operation of electromagnetic devices and related circuits and provide solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. Other pre-requisite options may be available. Please see https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEEEL0021 for details.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0023
    Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0023
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to terminate cables, cords and their conductors at accessories and current-using devices, designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 volts (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 1,500 V direct current (d.c.).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051
  • UNIT NAME
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0024
    Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0024
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines. It includes safe working practices, ascertaining correct operation of a.c. machines and solving problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0025
    Test and connect transformers
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0025
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in transformers. It includes safe working practices, ascertaining correct operation of transformers and solving problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and connect transformers

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0039
    Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0039
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to design, install, inspect and test to verify an electrical installation is safe and complies with regulatory requirements.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    HLTAID009 , UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0003 , UEEEL0005 , UEEEL0008 , UEEEL0009 , UEEEL0010 , UEEEL0012 , UEEEL0014 , UEEEL0018 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023 , UEEEL0024 , UEEEL0025 , UEEEL0047 , UETDRRF004
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEEEL0047
    Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
    UNIT CODE :
    UEEEL0047
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0043 , UEECD0051 , UEEEL0003 , UEEEL0019 , UEEEL0020 , UEEEL0021 , UEEEL0023
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERE0001
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERE0001
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • UETDRRF004
    Perform rescue from a live LV panel
    UNIT CODE :
    UETDRRF004
    Unit description :
    This unit covers the performance of rescue procedures from live low voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    HLTAID009
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform rescue from a live LV panel

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Hervey Bay
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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820)
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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.

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
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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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