The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is designed to formally teach you the practical and theoretical components required to complement practical work as an electrical apprentice.
This is an apprenticeship program.
As a student of this certificate, you will develop the skills to select, install, set up, test, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment. In addition, you will complete on-the-job training with your employer, allowing you to gain the skills and knowledge to work at a trade level in the electrical industry.
Upon completion of your certificate and apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council’s requirements to sit the Energy Safe Victoria licensing exam to become a licensed electrician.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, workshops, presentations, group discussions and work.
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 subjects.
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.
In addition to your practical training with your employer, you will spend one day on campus per week.
Through your studies in this certificate, you will learn about:
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
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.
You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.
This program is delivered as an apprenticeship. To enrol in this program as an apprentice you should:
You will be contacted by RMIT after we are notified by the Apprenticeship Network to organise your enrolment.
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
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.
You must meet the entry requirements to gain access to this course. Please contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.
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.
When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.
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.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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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.
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 2024 is $351.
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.
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).
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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.