Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


Course code UEE30811
Start date(s) April/Various dates throughout the year
Course lengthPart time: 3.5 years
Campus North Melbourne
Study mode Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course is the prerequisite for eligibility of the Energy Safe Victoria Electrician's Licence and provides the background knowledge and skills you need for successful work in the electrical industry.

    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 installations. You will also have responsibility for the maintenance of electrical equipment throughout the industry.

    You will be taught in our new facility located in Arden St, North Melbourne.

  • Course Structure

    To successfully achieve this qualification, students must complete a series of units and demonstrate competence in the skills involved.

    After completion of these units, students will have achieved the required core competencies. Additional elective competencies must also be completed, with these to be determined in negotiation between the apprentice and their employer. Completion of the core and elective competencies will qualify students for the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.


    Assessment will be undertaken using the following methods; written, online, assignment, on the job site and practical tasks in simulated work areas.


    UEENEEC020BParticipate In Electrical Work And Competency Development Activities
    UEENEEK142AApply environmental and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industry components
    UEENEEE104ASolve problems in D.C. circuits
    UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, code and specifications
    UEENEEG101ASolve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
    UEENEEG102ASolve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits
    UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with Electrotechnology
    UEENEEG106ATerminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
    UEENEEG006ASolve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
    UEENEEG033ASolve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and
    UEENEEG063AArrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
    UEENEEG107ASelect wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
    UEENEEG108ATrouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
    UEENEEG109ADevelop and connect electrical control circuits
    UEENEEG103AInstall low voltage wiring and accessories
    UEENEEG104AInstall appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage
    UEENEEG105AVerify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical


    UEENEEF102AInstall and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
    HLTAID001Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent, due to the Literacy and Numeracy requirements of electrical studies
    • You must be signed up as an apprentice with your chosen employer and have a Delta number stating that Holmesglen is your selected training provider

    Selection Process

    Prospective students will need to undertake a pre-training review prior to enrolment.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

    In completing this training, you will be eligible to sit for the Licenced Electrian's Assessment (LEA), which will enable you to operate as a Licensed Electrician.

    Career Opportunities


  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Rolling enrolments


    This course is delivered part time, 1 day per week from 8 am to 4.30 pm.

  • How to Apply


    A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An  Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AASN on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:


    03 9564 4700



    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE UEE30811

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$2024

    The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Click here to see if you are eligible for government subsidised training.