The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is the course you need to complete before you can sit for Energy Safe Victoria's Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical industry.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- A student who successfully completes this program, and the Apprenticeship requirements, is eligible to sit for the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) with Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) to be registered as a Licensed Electrician. An electrician’s licence, also known as an ‘A Grade’ entitles the licence holder to carry out all types of electrical installation work in Victoria without supervision.
- Students who study the Grid Connected PV course stream and who are registered with ESV as a Licensed Electrician (hold an Electrical Licence) meet the Clean Energy Council UEE11 Accreditation pathway and can apply for the Provisional Accreditation for Design and Install Grid-connected PV systems with the Clean Energy Council (www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au).
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Studying the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at Holmesglen
This program offers 2 study streams; Grid Connected PV offering you the skills to work with Renewable Energy and Solar systems, and Telecommunications stream. Contact the department for more details about the program pathways.
This program has been replaced by UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician as of 4th October 2020. An extended transition period until the 4/10/2022 applies to this program to enable current students to complete their study. If required, enrolment in this program will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.
To successfully achieve this qualification, students must complete a series of units and demonstrate competence in the skills involved. Upon completion of these units, students will have achieved the core competencies required. Additional elective competencies must also be completed, with these to be determined in negotiation between the apprentice and their employer. Completion of the core and elective competencies will qualify students for the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.
||Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
||Solve problems in d.c. circuits
||Solve problems In electromagnetic devices and related circuits
||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
||Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
||Develop and connect electrical control circuits
||Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
||Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations
||Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories
||Plan an integrated cabling installation system
||Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products
||Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
||Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
||Install Appliances, Switchgear And Associated Accessories For Low Voltage Electrical Installations
||Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations
| Code || Name |
|UEENEEC020B||Participate in electrical work and competency development activities|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEK142A||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve problems In electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits|
|UEENEEG106A||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits|
|UEENEEG063A||Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG033A||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEG006A||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines|
|UEENEEG109A||Develop and connect electrical control circuits|
|UEENEEG108A||Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG107A||Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations|
|UEENEEG103A||Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories|
|UEENEEE121A||Plan an integrated cabling installation system|
|UEENEEG181A||Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products|
|UEENEEK125A||Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems|
|UEENEEK148A||Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems|
|UEENEEG104A||Install Appliances, Switchgear And Associated Accessories For Low Voltage Electrical Installations|
|UEENEEG105A||Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
As a requirement for this program, Holmesglen requires all learners to be engaged in an Electrical Apprenticeship. You must be signed up as an Apprentice with your chosen employer and have a Delta number stating Holmesglen is your selected training provider.
In addition, learners must be at least 16 years of age when enrolling in the program. This requirement meets the minimum age requirements for training and working in the Electrotechnology field in Victoria, determined by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV).
It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent and have a minimum of Year 10 English and Mathematics.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you will receive the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.
Connections with industry
As a licensed electrician, you will be able to work on all types of electrical installations, which include the wiring of all commercial, residential and industrial installations.
You will also have the responsibility for the maintenance of electrical equipment throughout the industry.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit Australian apprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$5,280.00|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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