This nationally accredited qualification provides participants with the training, skills and knowledge to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. It includes Electrical Regulatory Authority Council (ERAC), or their successor’s, Essential Performance Capabilities for an ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence’.
The program will be delivered for a total of 999 hours, typically 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
The UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician qualification effectively prepares apprentices for a career in the electrotechnology sector, focusing on practical skills, safety, and industry standards. This four-year program is for school-based or employment-based apprentices in Western Australia (WA), preparing them for career in the Electrical Industry, and when completed the learner can apply for an Unrestricted Electrician's Licence.
It covers skills and knowledge essential for electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises, including installation, testing, fault finding, repair, and maintenance, aligning with the Essential Performance Capabilities of an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence.
The course is structured over four years, combining off-the-job training and assessment (classroom learning, group activities, self-study, and online learning) and on-the-job experience. Learners attend CET for off-the-job training as per an annual schedule. It includes formative assessments (review activities, practical projects) and summative assessments (performance evidence, knowledge evidence). These are conducted in structured environments or in the workplace.
Applicants are recommended to obtain the following resources prior to course commencement (available at both CET Campuses):
|Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
|Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
|Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
|Perform rescue from a live LV panel
|Solve problems in single path circuits
|Solve problems in multiple path circuits
|Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
|Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
|Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
|Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
|Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devises
|Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
|Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
|Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
|Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
|Test and connect transformers
|Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
|Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment, and controls
|Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
|Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
|Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
|Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
|Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
|Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
|Develop and connect electrical control circuits
|Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
|Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
|Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
|Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling
No course dates have been scheduled. Please register your interest to find out more.
Graduates will be issued with a Certificate and a record of results showing the Units of Competency completed.
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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