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UEE30811 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


At a glance

This qualification is for indentured apprentices who are currently employed as Apprentice Electricians. Throughout this course, you will learn skills to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. You will also learn the skills and knowledge required to interpret electrical drawings, circuit development, transformers, lighting, three-phase induction motors, single-phase motors, circuit protection, and installation requirements. On successful completion of this qualification, you will meet the ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’. Training for this course will be delivered through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies which are consistent with a formal apprenticeship.

Study Mode On-campus
Units/Credits 26 units
Availability Rockhampton, City On-campus
DurationSee Availabilities
Intake Dates See Availabilities
Full course cost $18,586.00 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Trade Qualified Electrician.

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Standard Course Structure

Core units

  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace(UEENEEE101A)
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work(UEENEEE137A)
  • Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector(UEENEEK142A)
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits(UEENEEE104A)
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components(UEENEEE102A)
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment(UEENEEE105A)
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits(UEENEEG106A)
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits(UEENEEG101A)
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits(UEENEEG102A)
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations(UEENEEG063A)
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits(UEENEEG033A)
  • Develop and connect electrical control circuits(UEENEEG109A)
  • Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits(UEENEEG108A)
  • Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations(UEENEEG107A)
  • Install low voltage wiring and accessories(UEENEEG103A)
  • Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations(UEENEEG104A)
  • Participate in electrical work and competency development activities(UEENEEC020B)
  • Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations(UEENEEG105A)

Elective units

  • Use computer applications relevant to a workplace(UEENEED101A)
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs(UEENEEC002B)
  • Mount and wire control panel equipment(UEENEEA113A)
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers(UEENEEI150A)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Duration and Dates

This course is for apprentices only.  Delivered over 4 years with face to face delivery and on the job training, as determined by the individual training plan.  

Gladstone City
June: Full Time

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $18586.00 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

30 APR
Online Chat Session
23 MAY
Online Chat Session