Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with aUEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician via our RTO partners.
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
This certificate is open to electricians with years of experience. This certificate will get you a level 3 formal qualification to become an electrician. This certificate can help people to enhance their career prospects by gaining new skills, refreshing your knowledge, or updating existing skills. With this certificate, you can upskill, move to new jobs, and/or fill a gap in the industry.
This certificate will provide you with essential skills and formal qualifications to be able to work as an electrician. This certificate proves that you know how to choose, install, set up, test, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and residential premises.
This certificate will take you one step closer to an electrician’s licence. As a licensed electrician, you will be able to work on all types of electrical installations, including the wiring of all commercial, residential, and industrial projects. You’ll also be responsible for the upkeep of electrical equipment across various projects.
Skill recognition is critical for training and assessment. This recognition occurs in real or very closely simulated workplace environments. This certification ensures that you have fundamental general electrician abilities, that you can operate equipment safely, and that you can work in both residential and commercial settings. This certification indicates that you have completed all the necessary competency units, either through prior experience or instruction with a recognised RTO. It implies that you are a qualified and capable electrician. This certificate can also be a pathway for future study. You can use this certification to apply for an electrician’s licence in your state. Or you can use this knowledge to expand your career prospects and explore new opportunities in the construction industry.
An electrician’s licence allows the holder to perform all forms of electrical installation work without supervision. With this licence, you can work in commercial, residential and retail electrical installation and repair. If you have a registration and licence, people who require electrical, construction and repair services can trust you to be a reliable and informed professional.
Once you are qualified, possible roles include:
An electrician is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of all power and electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial properties. An electrician will install electrical wiring and controls.
An individuals with wide-ranging electrical experience who is not yet qualified, may use the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician to be recognised as an electrician. The process of converting skills and experience into a recognised qualification is simple, but it does require commitment. Let ITEC Australia help you attain the subjects you require to earn the right qualification and electrical contractor’s licence.
In order to be eligible for the program, you need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
Once you have met the eligibility requirements, you will have to complete a challenge test to attain the units you have not yet achieved through an equivalent unit.
A competency conversation or practical will cover the questions for each unit.
If you have insufficient knowledge and experience in a particular subject or if you fail a challenge test, you will require gap training. Gap training involves practical and theoretical assessments, which may be completed online in a classroom or home setting. Practical tasks may be completed onsite, or at a partner RTO training facility.
On completion of all the above, you will have the opportunity to sit the self-paced Capstone and Australian Standards and Wiring Regulations course which includes practical and theoretical exams and refreshers.
You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include:
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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’s, Essential Performance Capabilities for an ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s license’.
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’s 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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
A total of 1,110 weighting points comprising:
990 core weighting points listed below; plus
120 general elective weighting points .
General elective weighting points are to be selected from the Group A general elective units listed below, or up to 40 general elective weighting points , may be selected, with appropriate contextualisation, from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification. Previously assigned weighting points are listed in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG), if not listed, weighting points will be 10 points.
There are units of competency within this qualification that contain pre-requisites. Units of competency that have a pre-requisite requirement are identified by this symbol *. Refer directly to the units of competency to identify pre-requisite requirements to ensure all are complied with. A list of all pre-requisites is also provided in the UEE Pre-requisite Companion Volume.
Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure all pre-requisite units specified are complied with.
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work*
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components*
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment*
Solve problems in multiple path circuits*
Solve problems in single path circuits*
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications*
Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations*
Develop and connect electrical control circuits*
Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls*
Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls*
Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits*
Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories*
Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits*
Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations*
Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines*
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits*
Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices*
Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits*
Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines*
Test and connect transformers*
Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations*
Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies*
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Perform rescue from a live LV panel*
Group A General elective units
Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear*
Fabricate and assemble bus bars*
Mount and wire control panel equipment*
Plan an integrated cabling installation system*
Use and maintain the integrity of a portable gas detection device*
Use engineering applications software on personal computers
Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services*
Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling*
Assemble and set up basic security systems*
Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components*
Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies*
Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment*
Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products
Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines*
Supply effective and efficient lighting products for domestic and small commercial applications*
Align and install traction lift equipment*
Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines*
Conduct mechanical tests on electrical machines and components*
Diagnose and rectify faults in traction lift systems*
Find and repair faults in LV d.c. electrical apparatus and circuits*
Install and maintain emergency safety systems*
Maintain and service traction lift systems and equipment*
Maintain operation of electrical marine equipment and systems*
Maintain operation of electrical mining equipment and systems*
Overhaul and repair major switchgear and control gear*
Place and connect electrical coils*
Provide advice on the application of energy efficient lighting for ambient and aesthetic effect*
Rewind LV direct current machines*
Rewind single phase machines*
Rewind three phase low voltage induction machines*
Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations*
Wind electrical coils*
Inspect, test and maintain emergency alarm systems and equipment*
Inspect, test and maintain emergency lighting systems*
Install and commission whole current electricity meters*
Enter a classified hazardous area to undertake work related to electrical equipment
Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas*
Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area*
Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems*
Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas *
Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas*
Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices*
Develop electrical integrated systems*
Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers*
Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers*
Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems*
Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems*
Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems*
Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems*
Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems*
Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals*
Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems*
Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems*
Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems*
Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings*
Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems*
Apply safe work practices in the rooftop solar industry
Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems
Install battery storage equipment power conversion equipment to grid *
Install battery storage to power conversion equipment*
Install photovoltaic power conversion equipment to grid *
Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment *
Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment*
Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds*
Repair rail signalling power and control cables*
Test copper rail signalling cables*
Perform high voltage field switching operation to a given schedule*
Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule*
Maintain insulating oil*
Solve problems in network equipment*
Solve problems in network protection*
Perform substation switching operations to a given schedule
Install and maintain substation direct current systems*
Maintain capacitor bank equipment*