Course in Electrician - Minimum Australian Context Gap

Course in Electrician - Minimum Australian Context Gap

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

Start Date(s): July 2019
End Date(s): 5 weeks after your start date
Days and Time: 5 Weeks
2 days per week - Monday/Tuesday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Course Overview

This course is designed for students who have completed their Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) and are looking at obtaining their A grade electrical licence. The course covers specific Australian regulations and knowledge requirements required to work as an electrician in Australia.  

In addition to this course you will be required to complete 12 months recorded work experience (Eprofiling).  Any work completed under your “L” Licence can be backdated.  This course is compulsory in order to obtain your Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

Once this course has been completed, two additional licencing exams are required by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) the Victorian electrical regulation authority.  This course will assist with the knowledge requirements for these assessments.


Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ECGELE001AApply Australian WHS practices in the workplace9
ECGELE002ADocument workplace/occupational hazards and risks in electrical work7
ECGELE003AApply Australian Earthing Systems and requirements20
ECGELE004ASelect Australian protection devices and systems for three phase low voltage circuits and electrical35
ECGELE005ASelect and arrange equipment for Australian single and three phase LV installations60
ECGELE006AConduct Electrical installation, testing and verification16
ECGELE007AVerify compliance and functionality of general Australian electrical installations8


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ECGELE009ALay and connect for multiple access to Australian telecommunication services12

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?

See list of modules

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 2019 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
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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. 

2019 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 2019: $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
0 0 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

^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 2019. 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 for a fee schedule. Indicative course fee: $2,400

There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

In order to apply email a copy of your VETASSESS paperwork to C& to prove eligibility.

We will then contact you with the relevant course information.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Successful completion of this course allows you to progress to becoming a fully qualified Electrician in Australia.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain an understanding of and ability to read Australian rules and regulations and knowledge to assist in sitting your electrical licencing exams.

What qualifications will I receive?

On completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment. The Statement of Attainment and evidence of 12 months work experience is to be provided to the RTO who initially issued you the OTSR. The RTO will then issue you a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

How do I apply?

In order to apply email a copy of your VETASSESS paperwork to C& to prove eligibility.

We will then contact you with the relevant course information.