Electrotechnology

UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Becoming an electrician can set you on a very rewarding career path. With excellent employment prospects here in Tasmania, you might find work in a business at trade level or choose to progress to more specialised areas in instrumentation, refrigeration or communications.

It’s important to note that in order to enrol in this course you need to be employed as an apprentice under a contract of training. Apprentices are employed in the Electrotechnology industry full-time. Your everyday work tasks include on-the-job training that contributes to the workplace performance component of this qualification.

Attendance at TasTAFE for a number of weeks over the term of the training contract includes classroom based learning, workshop practical tasks and assessment activities.

Participants will graduate from this qualification with the expectation they can then apply for an Electrical Practitioners Licence from the Occupational Licensing Unit of the Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government.

Further information regarding Australian Apprenticeships is available on our Apprenticeships page.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Electrician

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Campbell Street Campus

  • Day Release – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Duration:
    • Year 1:  35 days
    • Year 2:  35 days
    • Year 3:  30 days
    • Year 4:  7 days

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Block Release – 8.30am to 5pm
  • Duration:
    • Year 1:  7 weeks
    • Year 2:  7 weeks
    • Year 3:  6 weeks
    • Year 4:  7 days

NORTH WEST
Burnie Campus

  • Block Release – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Duration:
    • Year 1:  7 weeks
    • Year 2:  7 weeks
    • Year 3:  6 weeks
    • Year 4:  7 days

Learning Options

This course is delivered flexibly using blend of learning modes, including online learning, attendance at classes/workshops and on-the-job training.

A simulated work environment is provided for the training component completed at TasTAFE. TasTAFE provides practical learning tasks that participants undertake using OEM (original equipment manufacturer) resources and procedures.

Participants in this qualification must be working in the Electrotechnology industry as an apprentice. The electives are chosen to match the skills/qualifications and the daily work tasks that are undertaken by the tradespeople at the students’ workplace.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help a student demonstrate their skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm the student can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Observation
  • Questioning
  • Simulated environment
  • Workplace evidence via profiling

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment, which includes.

  • Appropriate work wear. Work wear in torn and unclean condition is unacceptable.
  • Safety footwear (steel-capped).
  • Earmuffs or earplugs.
  • Safety glasses – Sunglasses are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Clear-lens to be worn in workshop areas at all times.
  • Hair restraint (long hair needs to be restrained in hazardous situations.)

Learning Requirements:

  • Scientific calculator – Casio fx-82AU plus
  • USB flash drive (minimum 2GB)
  • Notebook
  • Pencils – HB or Pacer
  • Coloured pencils – blue, red, green & black
  • Highlighters – Fluoro (2 colours)
  • Protractor – 100mm base
  • Compass
  • Ruler, eraser & pencil sharpener
  • A4 ring binders (optional).The following Australian Standards are to be purchased when advised by your teacher
  • AS/NZ 3000 SAA Wiring Rules (most recent edition)
  • AS/NZ 3008 Electrical Installations (most recent edition)

Are there ‘other’ costs?

To make sure that you are getting the experience in the workplace you need to complete your qualification, you will need to collect evidence of what tasks/jobs you have been doing at work.

Profiling is an electronic method which you use to gather workplace evidence. It is a simple process that can be completed daily on your smart phone or on a computer. You will be provided with login details once you enrol.

There is an annual fee for online learning resources which includes profiling.

Essential Requirements

The participants in this training product must be working in the Electrotechnology industry as apprentices to fulfil the Training Package and Legislative requirements of workplace performance.

Licensing and Other Requirements

Participants will graduate from this qualification with the expectation they can then apply for their Electrical Practitioners Licence from the Occupational Licensing Unit of the Department of Justice, Tasmanian Government.

Suitability

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.

Outcome

UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Qualification Requirements

To achieve UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, 20 core units must be successfully completed. In addition participants must complete elective units to achieve a total of weighting of 140 points. The electives are chosen to match the skills/qualifications and the daily work tasks that are undertaken by the tradespeople at the students’ workplace.

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