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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

National Course Code: UEE30811

TAFE NSW Course Number: UEE30811-01V03

Nominal Hours: 864

Full Fee: $14,630
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: Contact college

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Apprenticeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

Before you enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of your
choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may apply.
Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply.

This course is for those who want to work as an electrician.

You will learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and
maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises.

This course meets the national Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC)
requirements for an unrestricted 'Electrician's License'.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician qualification meets PART
of the requirements for issue of a 'Qualified Supervisors Certificate -
Electrician' issued by NSW Fair Trading, which permits the holder to work
unsupervised on low voltage fixed wiring and equipment and to directly supervise
others undertaking this work.


Course Sample

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - Student Pathway

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - Course Structure

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - Application Form OTEN

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no formal educational requirements for entry to this course.

However, the Electrotechnology Training Package recommends typical language,
literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each
Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

Learners should either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate
simulated workplace environments to achieve the completion requirements of this

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Learners must be in relevant full time employment to be able to achieve the completion requirements of this course.
Such employment will be under the direct supervision of a Qualified Electrician holding a NSW License or its Interstate equivalent. Casual, weekend, volunteer or part-time work is not accepted.
Suitable Workplace Evidence during the training period is critical and is only obtainable by broad-based experience.
With this in mind, all enrolment applications are assessed on their merits and we may request additional information to assist us in processing your application.

General electrician, electrical tradesperson.

UEENEEC020B Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEH102A Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories
UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

You will require textbooks. They are:

Electrical principles by Peter Phillips for the theory subjects - ISBN: 9780170220163 – approx cost $90.00 (as of Jan 2013)

Electrical Wiring Practice Vol 1 and 2 for the practical subjects. ISBN 978-007028643-6 and 978-007028641-2 – approx cost $160.00 for both (as of Jan 2013)

Alternative text books if you have already obtained these or have access to these is electrical trade principles ISBN: 978-0-7339-9394-7

The preferred Scientific calculators are a Casio FX82AU Plus or FX100AU/ Scientific – approx costs - $20.00 - $40.00

Computer/Software Requirements
You will need a computer or regular access to an IBM compatible computer or Apple Mac with up to date virus protection and:
• access to a broadband internet connection (preferable) or dialup internet connection to obtain resource material for several units, to access the Online Learning Support (OLS) site and to contact teachers and access the Online Classroom
• email access
• at least 128MB RAM
• Windows 2000 or later/Mac OSX
• Microsoft Office 2000 or later
• MS Internet Explorer 5 or later /Safari/Firefox/Google Chrome
• Adobe Acrobat Reader – available free from the Adobe website
You may use your local council library or use your TAFE ID card to access any NSW TAFE library
You can download them online from OTEN Learning Support (OLS).
You must complete:
• assignment work which you should submit
• on a regular basis, and
• written and/or online tests, and
• either/both work based skills assessments or attendance at Mount Druitt TAFE College WSI for a simulated workplace skills assessment

You will also need to compile a record of your workplace experience as this is necessary to ensure course completion and to be available for your License application.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

Non-government subsidised fee$14,630

Apprenticeships: To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled Apprentice fee you must be a registered Apprentice.

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

"Thank you for your interest in studying the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811 with us.
Please head to the course page for more information: https://oten.tafensw.edu.au/courses-and-careers/teaching-areas/electrotechnology/.
To gain entry to this course you MUST be working in an electrical trade in Australia under a licensed electrician full-time and be able to gain ALL the necessary range of experience and on-the-job training.

You must also complete the ‘Certificate III in Electrotechnolgy Electrician - Application Form OTEN’ with your employer and send this in to us. This is for us to confirm that you can gain all the necessary experience.

Before enrolling, ensure you have read all the above sections. By submitting this application, you confirm you have read these sections and are eligible to be enrolled.

Please click on the Apply Now button and enter your details as directed. Contact OTEN student services on 02) 9715 8555 in business hours if you need assistance.
For more information regarding the course, call OTEN Engineering Services 02) 9715 8469."


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