Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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Fee type for this course: Full fee



Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820 at Victoria University.

Combine on-the-job training with your employer with this practical and theoretical apprenticeship course.

You’ll gain skills and knowledge in:

  • electrotechnology equipment
  • fabricating industry components
  • single and multiple path circuits
  • applying drawings and diagrams
  • electrical work development
  • electrical installation
  • low voltage heating equipment
  • low voltage socket outlets
  • magnetic and electromagnetic devices
  • telecommunication cabling
  • communication copper cabling
  • troubleshooting
  • environmental sustainability
  • work health and safety practices.

You will learn how to complete all phases of electrical systems and equipment, including selecting, installing, setting up, testing, fault finding, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises to satisfy the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council’s requirements.

On completion, you can apply to sit the licensing exam through Energy Safe Victoria or continue with further study.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

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Electrical skills are highly sought after and there are strong employment prospects for electricians. Visit the Jobs and Skills Australia website for salary and other job information.

This Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820 can lead to a career as a domestic, commercial or industrial electrician. You could find employment across several industries, including manufacturing, construction and mining. You could work in-house for a large or small company, as an external consultant or as a self-employed tradesperson.

You could work in roles such as:

  • electrician
  • air conditioning/refrigeration mechanic
  • electronics trades worker
  • telecommunications trades worker.

Professional recognition

Once complete, this qualification allows you to apply to become a licensed electrician through Energy Safe Victoria

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