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UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


Next intake Ongoing 2024
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
ApprenticeshipFull-time: 3.5 years

Course description

Are you looking to start an electrical apprenticeship? This trade-level qualification is the course for you.

This course is an ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council-approved program only available to apprentices. You will gain all you need to become a fully qualified electrician in domestic, commercial or industrial areas. You will learn to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises.

Possible career outcomes

  • Electrician or electrical supervisor
  • Self-employed electrical contractor
  • Electrical installation and maintenance
  • Electrical service contracting
  • Electrical component and equipment manufacturing
  • Sales and marketing
  • Consultation
  • Estimation

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 3.5 years    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector UEERE0001 20
Apply work health and safety regulations codes and practices in the workplace UEECD0007 20
Arrange circuits control and protection for electrical installations UEEEL0003 40
Design install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations UEEEL0039 60
Develop and connect electrical control circuits UEEEL0005 80
Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work UEECD0016 20
Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls UEEEL0008 20
Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits equipment and controls UEEEL0009 20
Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits UEEEL0010 20
Fabricate assemble and dismantle utilities industry components UEECD0019 40
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment UEECD0020 20
Identify shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies UEEEL0047 20
Install low voltage wiring appliances switchgear and associated accessories UEEEL0012 40
Isolate test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits UEEEL0014 80
Participate in electrical work and competency development activities UEECO0023 20
Perform rescue from a live LV panel UETDRRF004 0
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation HLTAID009 4
Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations UEEEL0018 80
Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines UEEEL0019 30
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits UEEEL0020 80
Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices UEEEL0021 30
Solve problems in multiple path circuits UEECD0044 40
Solve problems in single path circuits UEECD0046 40
Terminate cables cords and accessories for low voltage circuits UEEEL0023 40
Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines UEEEL0024 40
Test and connect transformers UEEEL0025 40
Use drawings diagrams schedules standards codes and specifications UEECD0051 40
Electives Code Hours
Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems UEERE0054 30
Develop enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers UEEIC0013 60
Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment UEERE0081 60


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.70 per hour 1134 AUD $794.00 AUD $15,795.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.49 per hour 1134 AUD $3,958.00 AUD $15,795.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $17.97 per hour 1134 AUD $20,378.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $1,978.00 Once
Education Levy AUD $170.10
Administrative Fees AUD $300.00 Once


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 4/04/2024 6:00:30 PM