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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Supersedes UEE30811 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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 - $3565.00 AUD (GST exempt)

Telecommunication Stream - $3565.00 AUD

This course is subsidised by the Government of South Australia for eligible students. Please contact ATEC so we can assess your eligibility or alternatively you can check here.

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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 UEE30820 - 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

HLTAID009Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEECD0007Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0016Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEECD0019Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0044Solve problems in multiple path circuits
UEECD0046Solve problems in single path circuits
UEECD0051Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECO0023Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEEEL0003Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
UEEEL0005Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEEEL0008Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
UEEEL0009Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
UEEEL0010Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
UEEEL0012Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
UEEEL0014Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
UEEEL0018Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
UEEEL0019Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
UEEEL0020Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEEEL0021Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
UEEEL0023Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEEEL0024Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
UEEEL0025Test and connect transformers
UEEEL0039Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
UEEEL0047Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
UEERE0001Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UETDRRF004Perform rescue from a live LV panel

Photovoltaic Stream Electives

UEECO0002Maintain documentation
UEECO0017Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
UEEEL0076Inspect, test and maintain emergency lighting systems
UEERE0054Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems
UEERE0081Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment

Telecommunication Stream Electives

UEEDV0005Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
UEEDV0008Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling

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