Increase your skill base and improve your career opportunities with this entry-level dual qualification. Become an electrician or an electrical instrumentation technician.
UEE30811 / UEE31211 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician incorporating Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
Increase your skill base and improve your career opportunities with this entry-level dual qualification. By completing this dual trade course you'll be skilled to work in multiple disciplines and meet the technical requirements to gain your electrical licence.
With the electrical services industry one of the largest special construction industries in Australia, there is high demand for qualified workers with over 50,000 job openings over the next five years. As electrical services and technology become more integrated into homes and offices, your specialised skills will be required for installation, maintenance and upgrade.
Gain the skills to interpret electrical drawings, develop circuits, install and maintain electrical components, wiring, equipment, and systems in residential and commercial applications. You will also learn how to install, modify, maintain, and repair instrumentation used in measurement and control systems. Apply your skills and knowledge to measure and control temperature, pressure, and flow and gain skills in instrumentation and programmable logic controller (PLC) control. 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, or trade-qualified electrical instrumentation technician. Completion of your electrical apprenticeship will put you on the path to further training and licensing opportunities.
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 expect from the largest provider of training for the electrotechnology sector in Queensland.
Your years of industry experience count for something. With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), we can help you fill in your gaps in knowledge to gain or upgrade your qualifications faster.
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 package.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Participate in electrical work and competency development activities|
||Participate in instrumentation and control work and competency development activities|
||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
||Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits|
||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines|
||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
||Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations|
||Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits|
||Install low voltage wiring and accessories|
||Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations|
||Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations|
||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits|
||Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations|
||Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
||Develop and connect electrical control circuits|
||Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals|
||Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems|
||Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems|
||Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems|
||Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems|
||Set up and adjust PID control loops|
||Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing|
||Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment|
||Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops|
||Find and rectify faults in process final control elements|
||Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations|
||Setup and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and industrial networks|
||Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers|
||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector|
||Disconnect/reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Work safely in the construction industry|
||Mount and wire control panel equipment|
||Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs|
||Deliver a service to customers|
||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
||Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus|
||Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations|
||Install and maintain emergency lighting systems|
||Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components|
||Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies|
||Trouble shoot process control systems|
||Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices|
||Calibrate, adjust and test measuring instruments|
||Set up weighting measuring and control instruments|
||Set up gas analysis measuring and control instruments|
||Set up water analysis measuring and control instruments|
||Set up scientific analysis measuring and control instruments|
||Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings|
||Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems|
||Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems|
||Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems|
||Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
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.
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.
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.
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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