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  • MEM30405

Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the electrical engineering industry with this entry-level course and get qualified to work across a variety of specialisations including electrotechnology, electrical fitting, and electronics.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trade Worker
  • Electrotechnology Trade Worker
  • Electronic Equipment Tradesperson
  • Electrical Instrument Tradesperson
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30405 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in electrical engineering with this entry-level course. Gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work across a variety of specialisations.

The electrical industry is one of the largest special construction industries in Australia. There is high demand for qualified workers in the industry with over 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

Gain the skills and knowledge to design, assemble, manufacture, install, modify, test, fault find, commission, maintain, and service electrical and electronic devices, systems, equipment and controls. You'll be able to work across areas including electrical wiring, motors, generators, refrigeration, telecommunications, radio, and television. Our experienced teachers and tutors will help you understand the both theoretical and practical aspects of the course to ensure your success.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to work across a variety of specialisations including electrotechnology, electrical fitting, and electronics. You will also have a solid foundation to advance your career by continuing with further study in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM12023A
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A
Perform computations
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A
Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005A
Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A
Apply quality systems
MEM15024A
Apply quality procedures
MEM16006A
Organise and communicate information
MEM16007A
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008A
Interact with computing technology
MEM17003A
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM05001B
Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM10002B
Terminate and connect electrical wiring
MEM10003B
Install and test electrical wiring and circuits up to 1000 volts a.c. and 1500 volts d.c.
MEM10004B
Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters
MEM10011B
Terminate and connect specialist cables
MEM12002B
Perform electrical/electronic measurement
MEM12004B
Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement
MEM13001B
Perform emergency first aid
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18046B
Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
MEM18048B
Fault find and repair/rectify basic electrical circuits
MEM18049B
Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
MEM18051B
Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18063B
Terminate signal and data cables
MEM05002B
Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering
MEM10005B
Commission programmable controller programs
MEM18056B
Diagnose and repair analog equipment and components
MEM18057B
Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment
MEM18058C
Modify electronic equipment
MEM18065B
Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components
PRSTS302A
Program security equipment/system
PRSTS303A
Test installed security equipment/system

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

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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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland