Apprenticeship Code: UEE33020

Certificate III in Electrical Fitting

MG 7446

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This nationally accredited qualification provides participants with the training, skills and knowledge to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter and repair electrical equipment; and includes electrical wiring work where that work is associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within plant or machinery. 

The CET provides enrolments throughout the year subject to apprentice numbers. Please contact the College administration team for specific course commencement dates.

Delivery will be by way of a blended learning program, consisting of a mix of off-the-job face to face, on-line and on-the-job work experience.

The off-the-job program will consist of a blend of formal classroom presentation, group learning and self-study; supplemented by selective interactive web-based online learning.

Knowledge and skill development will be supported by review activities and skills development practices.

Course code


The UEE33020 qualification is typically delivered for 40 weeks per year over a period of four (4) years.


For information on fees for Electrical Apprenticeships, see our Course Fees Information Page

Course content

The UEE33020 Certificate III in Electrical Fitting is a comprehensive apprenticeship program that equips learners with specialised skills in electrical fitting, adhering to industry standards and safety regulations, preparing them for a career as an Electrical Fitter.

This program, designed for a duration of four years is for school-based or employment-based apprentices in Western Australia (WA), leading them towards a Electrician's Licence specifically endorsed for "Electrical Fitting Work Only".

The qualification focuses on competencies in manufacturing, fitting, assembling, operating, testing, fault finding, altering, and repairing electrical equipment. It includes electrical wiring work related to the assembly, maintenance, termination, or alteration of wiring in plant or machinery.

It includes a blended learning program with formal classroom presentations, group learning, self-study, and online learning, supplemented by on-the-job work experience. Assessment methods include formative assessments (review activities and skills development projects) and summative assessments (performance and knowledge evidence assessments). These are conducted in structured environments or directly in the workplace.

Course requirements

A training contract must be signed through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) and registered with the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development – Apprenticeship Office. ‘On the job’ training must be provided by an employer holding a current WA Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or a current WA Electrician’s Licence endorsed for Electrical Fitting work only.

CET provides enrolments throughout the year subject to apprentice numbers. Upon registration, employers can select from weekly day release, or two week block release training programs.

All core units of competency must be achieved and a combination of elective units of competency to achieve a total weighting of 240 points.

Fully enclosed shoes must be worn at all times in CET buildings. Safety boots/shoes must be worn when working in the workshop.

Learners will require the ability to carry out complex calculations quickly and accurately.

Prior to course commencement the student is required to review the CET Code of Conduct found at Terms & Conditions/Policies page.

Course materials

Applicants are recommended to obtain the following resources prior to course commencement (available at both CET Campuses):

  • Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trades, McGraw Hill Education
  • A copy of the AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules

Course breakdown

Core Units of Competency

Code Description Nominal Hours
UEECO0023 Participate in electrical work and competency development activities 54
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 18
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 9
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits 36
UEECD0044 Solve problems in multiple path circuits 36
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 36
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 36
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 18
UEEEL0023 Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits 36
UEEEL0021 Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices 27
UEEEL0019 Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines 27
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 18
UEEEL0020 Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits 72
UEEEL0024 Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines 45
UEEEL0025 Test and connect transformers 27
UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 18
UEEEL0003 Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations 36
UEEEL0047 Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies 18
UEEEL0014 Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits 54
UEEEL0005 Develop and connect electrical control circuits 72
UEEEL0028 Conduct compliance and functional verification of electrical apparatus and existing circuits 36

Elective Units

Code Description Group Points Nominal Hours
UEEEL0008 Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls Group A 18
UEEDV0005 Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services Group A 72
UEEDV0008 Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling Group A 36
UEEIC0013 Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers Group A 54
UEEIC0015 Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers Group A 54


No course dates have been scheduled. Please register your interest to find out more.

Certification & assessment

Graduates will be issued with a certificate and a record of results detailing the units of competency completed. 

Skills recognition

The CET Skills Recognition process benefits applicants who have undergone prior learning and recognises competencies obtained outside a formal educational or training environment, gained through life or work experience. Competencies currently held by applicants will be formally assessed against each applicable Unit of Competency and may be recognised regardless of how, when and where they were achieved. Skills
Recognition is an assessment process and a cost recovery charge will apply. 

CET accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by either AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation or an authenticated VET transcript issued by the Registrar.

If you believe you are entitled to Skills Recognition, we encourage you to complete an application form available from our administration team.

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