QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


National Code: UEE30811
TAFE SA Code: TP00422


Description

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. The course covers Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an electrician’s licence. 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 www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/.

Duration
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Up to 48 months 

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.


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Course Admission Requirements

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$541
$3,245
Concession
$293
$1,760

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

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • 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

    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.

    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 the 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.
    TAFESA offer a number of campuses and study modes 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 is 1 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 is 1 week per month (Approximately 40 attendance days per year)
    • Enrolment periods vary through the year depending on demand
    • 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
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services 120
    Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems 80
    Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems 40
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