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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Please note: All enrolments in this qualification will be required to transition to the updated qualification UEE30820 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician prior to 31st of January 2023

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's license'.


This program is offered as a 48 Month (4year) Australian Apprenticeship Training Contract.

Note: usually completed in approx. 3.5 years. You will be assigned an ATEC Case Manager who will work with you and your employer to develop a Training Plan that suits the needs of you and your employer.


There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course. Skills will be trained and assessed through a blend of off-the-job (trade school), self paced study and on-the-job skill development

Entry Requirements

Participants MUST:

  • Be signed into an approved Training Contract with an employer through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
  • Be 16 years or older for a standard apprenticeship training contract; or
  • 15 years or older for a school based apprenticeship training contract
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or hold an eligible VISA.
  • Have the ability to read, write and understand basic English and carry out basic mathematical calculations.
  • Have the physical ability to perform practical electrical skills.


Please contact ATEC on 1300 112 832 for further information on course fees. Note: Students are required to contribute towards tuition fees and other incidentals such as text books.

Subsidised Training

Subsidised Fee

Photovoltaic Stream - $3348.00 AUD (GST exempt)

Telecommunication Stream - $3472.00 AUD

This course may be subsidised by the Government of South Australia for eligible students. Please contact ATEC so we can assess your eligibility https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/jobtrainer

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This course may be subsidised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for eligible participants: apply here. Note: Tuition and incidental fees will still require contribution by learners if eligible for funding

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Learner Requirements

  • Provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). To apply for a USI go to https://www.usi.gov.au/your-us...
  • Provision of Australian legal photo identification for enrolment purposes
  • Applicants will be required to attend an enrolment session and undertake a Literacy and Numeracy Assessment at a level required to successfully complete the qualification. Potential clients who are identified as not meeting course requirements will be assisted with referral to appropriate support services.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

To be supplied by participant:

  • Safety Boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses
  • Work pants (work short accepted)
  • Long-sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
  • High visibility vest (high visibility shirt/jumper is acceptable)


On successful completion of all requirements of this course, learners will be issued with:

  1. A Record of Results; and a
  2. Certificate for the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Note: Students who do not complete all the requirements of this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been successfully achieved.

Course Units

These units are a sample training plan that ATEC offers for this qualification in accordance with the qualification rules described in www.training.gov.au


Core course units

UEENEEC020BParticipate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104ASolve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEG106ATerminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEENEEG101ASolve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102ASolve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEENEEG033ASolve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG063AArrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
UEENEEG006ASolve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
UEENEEG107ASelect wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEG108ATrouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG109ADevelop and connect electrical control circuits
UEENEEG103AInstall low voltage wiring and accessories
UEENEEG104AInstall appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEG105AVerify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

Photovoltaic Stream Electives

UEENEEC001BMaintain documentation
UEENEEK125ASolve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEENEEK148AInstall, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
UEENEEC002BSource and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
UEENEEG189AInstall and maintain emergency lighting systems

Telecommunication Stream Electives

UEENEEC001BMaintain documentation
UEENEEF102AInstall and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services

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