Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


Course code UEE30811
Start date(s) April/Various dates throughout the year
Course lengthPart time: 3.5-4 years
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills required for successful work in the electrical 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.

  • Course Structure

    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.


    Assessment will be undertaken using the following methods; written, online, assignment, on the job site and practical tasks in simulated work areas.


    UEENEEC020BParticipate In Electrical Work And Competency Development Activities
    UEENEEK142AApply environmental and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industry components
    UEENEEE104ASolve problems in D.C. circuits
    UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, code and specifications
    UEENEEG101ASolve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
    UEENEEG102ASolve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits
    UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with Electrotechnology
    UEENEEG106ATerminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
    UEENEEG006ASolve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
    UEENEEG033ASolve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and
    UEENEEG063AArrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
    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
    UEENEEG105AVerify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical


    UEENEEF102AInstall and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
    UEENEED101AUse Basic Computer Applications Relevant to a Energy Sector Workplace
  • Requirements

    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.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent, due to the literacy and numeracy requirements of electrical studies
    • You must be signed up as an apprentice with your chosen employer and have a Delta number stating Holmesglen is your selected training provider

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to receive the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

    In completing this training, you will be eligible to sit for the Licenced Electrician's Assessment (LEA), which will enable you to operate as a Licensed Electrician.

    Career Opportunities

    • Electrician
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Apprenticeship intakes occur at the start of each term and you can apply at anytime.

    Term start date indicates your first day of on-campus attendance.

    2018 Apprenticeship Term Dates

    • 5 February - 29 March
    • 9 April - 29 June
    • 16 July - September 21
    • 8 October - 14 December


    This course is delivered part time, one day per week from 8 am - 4.30 pm

  • 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 (AASN) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AASN on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

    Please note: If you are looking to complete your studies at our Futuretech, North Melbourne campus please call 9564 4700.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Electrical & Engineering Department

    03 9209 5690



    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the 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.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE UEE30811

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$5064.60

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Electrical Open Days

  • 10May
    Electrical - Futuretech
    North Melbourne

    Want to spark a lucrative new career? Looking to further your skills? Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia; and with very strong employment growth, your skills will continue to be in demand.

    Visit us on Open Day at 2pm to tour our facilities and talk to industry trainers about our pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

    - , Thu 10 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen North Melbourne Campus, North Melbourne Australia

  • 10May

    Want to spark a lucrative new career or looking to further your skills? Electrical technicians are among the highest paid trades people in Australia; and with very strong employment growth, your skills will continue to be in demand.

    Visit us on Open Day at 3.00pm to tour our facilities and talk to industry trainers about our pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

    You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools course, the Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre Vocational). Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

    - , Thu 10 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia