Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’.


Craft certificate, First Aid Certificate. Appropriate experience in the electrotechnology industry is required.

Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience.


There is no set duration.  Duration is dependent on applicant knowledge, skills and experience levels.


Available in Sydney only


Participants are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Third-party assessment
  • Competency conversation
  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence.


  • The pathway is:
    • Certificate IV of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management

Student Information

Refer to the student handbook for details, inclusive of course information, student obligations, and services provided.

Mode of Delivery -Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


UEENEEC020B 60 Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101A 20 Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A 40 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A 80 Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE105A 20 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A 40 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE137A 20 Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEG006A 80 Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
UEENEEG033A 60 Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG063A 40 Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
UEENEEG101A 60 Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A 80 Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEENEEG103A 20 Install low voltage wiring and accessories
UEENEEG104A 20 Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEG105A 40 Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEG106A 40 Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEENEEG107A 60 Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
UEENEEG108A 40 Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
UEENEEG109A 80 Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEENEEK142A 20 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Elective Units   Complete Elective units to achieve a total of weighting of 140 points from the following groups:
Group A – Imported and Common Elective Units You may complete units to a maximum weighting of 60
UEENEEC002B 20 Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
UEENEED101A 20 Use computer applications relevant to a workplace

Group B – Imported and Common Elective Units

Complete units to a minimum weighting of 80

UEENEEA110A 40 Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear
UEENEEI150A 60 Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers


How to get a licence ?

To work as a electrician in Australia you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). A licence or registration may require a combination of technical qualification, experience, skills and knowledge prior to application.  It’s important that you understand what requirements you need to meet before you commit to the process of getting a builders licence. Knowing what’s required of you will save you time and frustration in the long run.

To help you with this, we’ve compiled a list of licensing bodies for each state

ACT Access Canberra https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/2982/~/electrician-licensing
NSW NSW Fair Trading http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Tradespeople/Home_building_licensing/Licence_classes_and_qualifications/Electrical.page
VIC Energy Safe Victoria http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/licensing-coes/electrical-licences/
QLD Workplace Health and Safety

Electrical Safety Office


TAS Department of Justice http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/licensing_and_accreditation/electrical_professionals
NT Electrical Workers and Contractors Licensing Board https://electricallicensing.nt.gov.au/
WA DMIRS https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/energysafety/licensing-electrical-workers-and-electrical-contractors


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