Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - UEE30811

VOCATIONAL

Gain the skills to select, install, set up, test, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Part-time 4 years
Fees:

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Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

This Qualification has been superseded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and will change in 2022.

You can still apply for this program and you will be supported to transfer into the new qualification once it becomes available. This may result in changes to the program structure, content and fees.

Overview

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is for people who are employed as electrical apprentices.

This is an apprenticeship program.

This certificate provides you with the skills to select, install, set up, test, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment. On-the-job training with your employer is combined with studying at RMIT. You’ll complete practical and theoretical classes to gain the skills and knowledge to work at a trade level in the electrical industry.

When you graduate, you’ll have satisfied the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council’s requirements to become a licensed electrician.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.

You'll have access to online resources through the student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, reports, oral classes, presentations, and practical assignments.

As an apprentice, you will learn while on-the-job.

You may be able to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses.

Feedback from work supervisors and others can be used as evidence of competency, and an RMIT University assessor can visit your workplace to observe your work practice.

One day on-campus per week.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

This program may change for 2022 due to the revision of the National Training Package.

You'll learn about:

  • identifying work health and safety hazards and document control measure
  • fabrication, dismantling and assembling of utilities industry components
  • use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • solving problems in AC and DC circuits
  • arranging circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
  • troubleshooting and repairing faults in low-voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • developing and connecting electrical control circuits
  • installing low-voltage wiring, appliances and accessories

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Program code: C3296
National curriculum code: UEE30811

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
City Campus
Up to 4 Years part-time
C3296
Location
City Campus
Duration
Up to 4 Years part-time
Plan code
C3296
CRICOS

Career

Skills in electrotechnology are in high demand, in industries including construction, mining and manufacturing.

Electricians can work in-house for large companies, within smaller operations, as external consultants or as self-employed tradespeople.

Some electricians may undergo further study to develop skills in electrical engineering, dual trade qualifications or specialisation.

Successful completion of this qualification allows students either to apply for an electrician’s licence through Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) or to apply for Open Cabler Registration licence endorsed by Australian Communications and Media Authority's (ACMA). Registration fees apply, payable to the licencing body.

Admissions

Students must be an apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships Scheme (AAS), be employed in the electrical industry and be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) prior to enrolment.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Completion of this qualification, with the appropriate elective units, can provide credit towards an Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology – Electrical.

If your employer wants you to gain skills in instrumentation, you can enrol in either the Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation or the Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control.

You'll develop skills in instrumentation while meeting the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council's requirements to be a licensed electrician.

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$500.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$2,500* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$6,250* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.