AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


National Code: UEE30811
TAFE SA Code: TP00422


Description

Apprentices will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings. The courses covers Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an electrician’s licence.

Duration
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Up to 48 months 
Campus
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$532
$3,190
Concession
$284
$1,705

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
    • Further offers for the Full Time course (SATAC Code 505002) at Tonsley Campus will be made from 1 September.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course covers the basic requirement to register as an Electrical Worker in South Australia.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811)
    This course covers the basic requirement to register as an Electrical Worker in South Australia.
    Over a 4-year duration, you will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment.
    During this course, you will be required to participate in both on and off-job training.
    This will include a range of contexts that reflect the general nature of electrical work, including Domestic/Commercial and Industrial.
    Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Unrestricted, Unsupervised Electrical Workers Registration in South Australia.
    To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 20 core units plus elective units totalling 140 points. Enrolment in this course requires a Contract of Training ,which outlines the training agreement between the host employer and apprentice.
    This can be arranged through a registered Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
    A list of AASN providers can be found via the Australian Apprenticeships website (https:

    • //www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/). TAFESA offer a number of campuses and study modes for the Certificate III Electrotechnology aimed at providing a variety of options for employers. For the metropolitan area, a choice of two study options across the metro area are available, these being day and block (week) delivery
    • Day attendance
    • One day per week, 40 attendance days per year.
      Enrolment periods are restricted to two intakes per year, these being late-January and mid-July*.
    • Block attendance
    • 1 week per month (Approximately 40 attendance days per year).
      Enrolment periods vary through the year depending on demand. *Employers seeking day attendance
    • please be aware that enrolments received after the January/July intake may be asked to defer their training for up to 6 months when they will be placed in the next available intake.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations 40
    Develop and connect electrical control circuits 80
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations 20
    Install low voltage wiring and accessories 20
    Participate in electrical work and competency development activities 20
    Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations 80
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80
    Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits 60
    Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits 80
    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits 60
    Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines 80
    Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits 40
    Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits 80
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
    Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations 60

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Align and install traction lift equipment 40
    Apply first aid 18
    Assemble and set up basic security systems 80
    Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment 20
    Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices 20
    Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear 120
    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - coal mining 20
    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - dust atmospheres 20
    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas gas atmospheres 20
    Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas pressurisation 20
    Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment 40
    Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes 20
    Conduct close visual inspection of existing hazardous areas installations 40
    Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines 40
    Conduct mechanical tests on electrical machines and components 40
    Conduct testing of hazardous area installations - pressurisation 40
    Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations - coal mining 40
    Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations - dust atmospheres 40
    Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations - gas atmospheres 40
    Deliver a service to customers 20
    Develop electrical integrated systems 20
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controllers using ladder instruction set 60
    Diagnose and rectify faults in traction lift systems 80
    Disconnect - reconnect control devices connected to low voltage installation wiring 60
    Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems 20
    Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems 60
    Find and repair faults in LV d.c. electrical apparatus and circuits 60
    Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services 120
    Install and maintain emergency lighting systems 60
    Install and maintain emergency safety systems 60
    Install and maintain escalators, moving walks and treadways 40
    Install and maintain field power and distribution systems with a low voltage demand up to 200 A per 40
    Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds 20
    Install and maintain the integrity of fixed gas detection equipment 20
    Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling 40
    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - coal mining 60
    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems dust atmospheres 60
    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems gas atmospheres 60
    Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems pressurisation 60
    Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems 80
    Install, set up and commission interval metering 20
    Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits 40
    Maintain and service traction lifts systems and equipment 40
    Maintain documentation 20
    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - coal mining 60
    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas dust atmospheres 60
    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas gas atmospheres 60
    Maintain equipment in hazardous areas pressurisation 60
    Maintain operation of electrical marine equipment and systems 60
    Maintain operation of electrical mining equipment and systems 60
    Mount and wire control panel equipment 60
    Overhaul and repair major switchgear and controlgear 60
    Perform CPR 3
    Perform CPR 3
    Place and connect electrical coils 40
    Plan an integrated cabling installation system 40
    Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems 20
    Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 40
    Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products 40
    Provide advice on the application of energy efficient lighting for ambient and aesthetic effect 20
    Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus 20
    Provide quotations for installation or service jobs 20
    Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines 60
    Repair rail signalling power and control cables 20
    Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components 40
    Report on the integrity of exposion-protected equipment in a hazardous area 20
    Rewind LV direct current machines 120
    Rewind single phase machines 120
    Rewind three phase low voltage induction machines 120
    Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations 60
    Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems 40
    Solve problems in density_level measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in energy supply network equipment 80
    Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems 40
    Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems 40
    Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs 20
    Supply effective and efficient lighting products for domestic and small commercial applications 20
    Test copper rail signalling cables 20
    Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies 40
    Use and maintain the integrity of a portable gas detection device 20
    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20
    Use engineering applications software on personal computers 40
    Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals 40
    Wind electrical coils 40
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
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