Course In Electrician - Minimum Australian Context Gap

Course in Electrician - Minimum Australian Context Gap

Course Code
Electrical & Plumbing
Study Area(s)
Course Length

Start Date(s): Rolling enrolments - start anytime
End Date(s): Rolling enrolments - start anytime
Days and Time: Students may take up to 12 months to complete this program. Self directed learning plus 10 days of on-campus assessment.

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.


On the 24 December 2021, ASQA approved the entry requirements for 10809NAT Course in Electrican – Australian Minimum Context Gap be expanded to include Australian Technical Competencies Statement (ATCS) holders.

The ATCS assessment and process has been developed by Energy Safe Victoria and is an equivalent and parallel pathway that mirrors the Offshore/Onshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) process. The ATCS is designed for Australian citizens holding overseas electrician qualification wishing to get their skills and knowledge recognised.

Now both OTSR and ATCS holders meet the eligibility requirement to enrol in 10809NAT Course in Electrician – Minimum Australia Context Gap.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
NAT10809001Apply Australian Work Health and Safety practices in the electrical workplace (NAT10809001)9
NAT10809002Document and apply control measures for Australian electrical workplace hazards and risks (NAT10809002)7
NAT10809003Apply Australian standards and requirements to solve LV a.c. circuits/systems problems (NAT10809003)20
NAT10809004Select protection devices and systems for low voltage circuits and apparatus (NAT10809004)35
NAT10809005Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage electrical installations (NAT10809005)60
NAT10809006Verify compliance, functionality and aspects critical to the safety of electrical installations (NAT10809006)24


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
NAT10809008Source and purchase Australian material/parts for electrical work (NAT10809008)2
NAT10809013Lay and connect Australian telecommunication services for multiple access (NAT10809013)12

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.

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

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
169 169 $0.00 $0.00 $16.01

^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 2022. 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.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or for a fee schedule.

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

Can I apply?

To apply, please email a copy of your VETASSESS paperwork to 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 to prove eligibility.

We will then contact you with the relevant course information.