Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Part-time day(4 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments
Days and Time: Students attend TAFE one day per week and attend the workplace four days per week to obtain the relevant job training

Course Overview

This electrical course is designed for Electrical Apprentices to achieve their qualifications and obtain their electrician's licence.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
UEENEEC020BParticipate In Electrical Work And Competency Development Activities20
UEENEED101AUse Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace20
UEENEEE101AApply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components40
UEENEEE104ASolve Problems In D.c. Circuits80
UEENEEE105AFix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment20
UEENEEE107AUse Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules, Standards, Codes And Specifications40
UEENEEG101ASolve Problems In Electromagnetic Devices And Related Circuits60
UEENEEG106ATerminate Cables, Cords And Accessories For Low Voltage Circuits40
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector20

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

Electrical Principles D.C. Epectrical Principles A.C. Magnetism Transformers D.C. Machines A.C. Machines Wiring Practices & Workshop. Operation of Electrical Apparatus. Circuit Protection Cable Selection (Current Capacity & Voltage Drop) Switchboard Design Installation Testing and Varification. Telecommunications

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1100 340 $3.30 $0.66 $10.30

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have a successful minimum of year 10 level of education. Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR you may apply if you have satisfactorily completed Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows Campus with the aid of online training opportunities.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Prior employment as an apprentice electrician is required before the commencement of a Cert III Electrical Apprenticeship Course. Applicants are advised to contact the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE as soon as their employer advises them of a start work date, as this may affect their starting date.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Having successfully completed the whole Cert III Electrical Course and the External Regulatory Exams students are eligibe to apply for the Grade Electrical License.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at (Certificate IV, Diploma and Degree ) level. Credit transfers may be available into these courses.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must have obtained an Electrical Apprenticeship and have completed the necessary paperwork with the New Apprenticeship Centre. Future students may apply with a direct applicaiton form; obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or by emailing enquiries@kangan.edu.au This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

Apprentices will need to show proof of their apprenticeship registration numbers at enrolment. You will have to complete a pre-enrolment comprehension, literacy and numeracy test.