Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - UEE30820


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. It includes Electrical Regulatory Authority Council (ERAC), or their successor\u2019s, Essential Performance Capabilities for an \u2018Unrestricted Electrician\u2019s license\u2019.The skills and knowledge described in this qualification require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training through an Australian Apprenticeship, may be required. To obtain an Unrestricted Electrician\u2019s Licence in most jurisdictions the qualification must be completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway. Where required for Licencing, the certification documentation issued must indicate if the qualification was completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway.


  • Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations
  • Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems
  • Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
  • Install and maintain substation direct current systems
  • Align and install traction lift equipment
  • Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems
  • Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies
  • Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
  • Install and maintain emergency safety systems
  • Conduct mechanical tests on electrical machines and components
  • Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines
  • Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
  • Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule
  • Sample, test, filter and reinstate insulating oil
  • Develop and connect electrical control circuits
  • Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
  • Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
  • Assemble and set up basic security systems
  • Overhaul and repair major switchgear and control gear
  • Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in traction lift systems
  • Rewind three phase low voltage induction machines
  • Install, set up and commission interval metering
  • Maintain capacitor bank equipment for voltage regulation
  • Install and maintain emergency lighting systems
  • Test copper rail signalling cables
  • Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
  • Solve problems in single path circuits
  • Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
  • Test and connect transformers
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Wind electrical coils
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • Use and maintain the integrity of a portable gas detection device
  • Mount and wire control panel equipment
  • Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
  • Repair rail signalling power and control cables
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
  • Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment
  • Supply effective and efficient lighting products for domestic and small commercial applications
  • Perform rescue from a live LV panel
  • Develop electrical integrated systems
  • Maintain operation of electrical mining equipment and systems
  • Provide advice on the application of energy efficient lighting for ambient and aesthetic effect
  • Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
  • Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
  • Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals
  • Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
  • Place and connect electrical coils
  • Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines
  • Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
  • Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
  • Fabricate and assemble bus bars
  • Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule
  • Rewind LV direct current machines
  • Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds
  • Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
  • Find and repair faults in LV d.c. electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
  • Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
  • Maintain operation of electrical marine equipment and systems
  • Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
  • Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area
  • Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
  • Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling
  • Enter a classified hazardous area to undertake work related to electrical equipment
  • Solve problems in energy supply network protection equipment and systems
  • Solve problems in multiple path circuits
  • Maintain and service traction lift systems and equipment
  • Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems
  • Plan an integrated cabling installation system
  • Rewind single phase machines
  • Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Wollongbar Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years

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