Overview

Are you passionate about working with electricity and eager to embark on a dynamic career in the electrical industry? Look no further than our Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician course at Building Institute.

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is a comprehensive program designed to equip aspiring electricians with the essential skills and knowledge required for success in the ever-evolving field of electrotechnology. This qualification teaches individuals how to work with electrical systems in buildings. It covers skills like installing, testing and fixing electrical equipment. After completing it, individuals can apply for an 'Unrestricted Electrician's license' from the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council (ERAC) or its successor. A license is required for working on electrical installations with voltages higher than 50 V AC or 120 V DC.


Your Career

Completing Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician opens the door to many exciting career opportunities in Australia. You can explore various sectors and industries as a qualified electrician, contributing your skills to a dynamic and ever-evolving field. Here are some career paths to consider:

  • Licensed Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Construction Electrician
  • Renewable Energy Technician
  • Automation and Control Technician
  • Electrical Project Manager
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Electrical Safety Inspector
  • Training and Education (Vocational Instructor)
  • Technical Sales Representative

Entry Requirements

There is no prerequisite program before enrolling in this Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician qualification although to be eligible participants must be :

  • A minimum age of 16 is required for students.

  • Applicants need to be involved in an Electrical Apprenticeship at Building Institute NSW.

  • Must be registered as an Apprentice with a chosen employer and have a Delta number designating Building Institute NSW as the selected training provider.

  • Recommended completion of at least Year 11 or equivalent.

  • English and Math Requirements: Minimum Year 10 proficiency in both subjects is necessary.

  • Before enrollment, a literacy and numeracy assessment, along with a pre-training interview, is mandatory.

  • These assessments aid in determining course suitability, verifying the training plan, and identifying any learning support needs.

  • Completing Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is a prerequisite for obtaining Energy Safe Victoria's Electrician's Licence.

  • The certificate provides essential skills and knowledge for success in the electrical industry

Units of Competency

Below is a list of all units the Building Institute can offer for this Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled in depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on  https://training.gov.au

Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

Core

Name

Nominal Hours

Subject Code

National Code

Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

20

EABZH

UEERE0001

Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

20

EABYZ

UEECD0007

Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations

40

EACFB

UEEEL0003

Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations

60

EACFT

UEEEL0039

Develop and connect electrical control circuits

80

EACFC

UEEEL0005

Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

20

EABZA

UEECD0016

Evaluate and Modify Low Voltage Heating Equipment and Controls

20

EACFD

UEEEL0008

Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls

20

EACFE

UEEEL0009

Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits

20

EACFF

UEEEL0010

Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

40

EABZB

UEECD0019

Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

20

EABZC

UEECD0020

Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies

20

EACFW

UEEEL0047

Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories

40

EACFG

UEEEL0012

Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits

80

EACFH

UEEEL0014

Participate in electrical work and competency development activities

20

EACFA

UEECO0023

Perform rescue from a live LV panel

20

EACDA

UETDRRF004

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

4

HABCN

HLTAID009

Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations

80

EACFK

UEEEL0018

Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines

30

EACFL

UEEEL0019

Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

80

EACFM

UEEEL0020

Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices

30

EACFN

UEEEL0021

Solve problems in multiple path circuits

40

EACEZ

UEECD0044

Solve problems in single path circuits

40

EACBS

UEECD0046

Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

40

EACFP

UEEEL0023

Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines

40

EACFR

UEEEL0024

Test and connect transformers

40

EACFS

UEEEL0025

Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

40

EABZF

UEECD0051

Elective

Name

Nominal Hours

Subject Code

National Code

Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

60

EACCZ

UEEIC0013

Develop, Enter and Verify Word and Analogue Control Programs for Programmable Logic Controllers

60

EACFX

UEEIC0015

Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services

120

EABZG

UEEDV0005

Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

80

EACFY

UEERE0016

Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling

40

EABZR

UEEDV0008

Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems

40

EACFZ

UEERE0022

Pathways

-Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation -Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control -Certificate IV in Electrical - Systems Electrician You'll handle wiring for commercial, residential, and industrial setups as a licensed electrician. Maintenance of electrical equipment across industries will be your responsibility.

Duration

Delivered over 9 Months* (Depends on experience) with blended mode.

FAQ

What is the shortest time to become an electrician?

-Certain electrician trade school programs have a shorter duration, allowing completion in nine months, while others are at the associate level and require two years for fulfillment.

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Do you need Level 3 to be an electrician?

-Electricians in Australia typically need to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or an equivalent qualification to become a licensed electrician. This qualification is commonly referred to as "Level 3" in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). It involves a combination of classroom training and on-the-job experience to ensure individuals have the necessary skills and knowledge to work as electricians.

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What is the hardest part of being an electrician?

-The toughest part of being an electrician is definitely the risk associated with it. Electricians are trained to be conscious of the risks of working with electricity and know what precautions to take when doing so.

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