Project Description

Learn to maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises.

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Qualification Description

UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician provides individuals with the 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 license’.

The skills and knowledge described in this qualification require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).

Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training through an Australian Apprenticeship, may be required. To obtain an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence in most jurisdictions the qualification must be completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway. Where required for Licencing, the certification documentation issued must indicate if the qualification was completed as an apprenticeship or Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) pathway.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working in a construction environment who is interested in electrical systems.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

This qualification provides individuals with the 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 license’.

Are there any entry requirements?

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician issued by Best Option Training RTO Code 41246.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in a total of 1,110 weighting points comprising:

  • 990 core weighting points listed below; plus
  • 120 general elective weighting points.

General elective weighting points are to be selected from the Group A general elective units listed below, or up to 40 general elective weighting points , may be selected, with appropriate contextualisation, from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification. Previously assigned weighting points are listed in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG), if not listed, weighting points will be 10 points.

There are units of competency within this qualification that contain pre-requisites. Units of competency that have a pre-requisite requirement are identified by this symbol *. Refer directly to the units of competency to identify pre-requisite requirements to ensure all are complied with. A list of all pre-requisites is also provided in the UEE Pre-requisite Companion Volume.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure all pre-requisite units specified are complied with.

Core units Weighting Points 
HLTAID001Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation10
UEECD0007Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
UEECD0016Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work*20
UEECD0019Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components*40
UEECD0020Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment*20
UEECD0044Solve problems in multiple path circuits*40
UEECD0046Solve problems in single path circuits*40
UEECD0051Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications*40
UEECO0023Participate in electrical work and competency development activities60
UEEEL0003Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations*40
UEEEL0005Develop and connect electrical control circuits*80
UEEEL0008Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls*20
UEEEL0009Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls*20
UEEEL0010Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits*20
UEEEL0012Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories*40
UEEEL0014Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits*60
UEEEL0018Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations*60
UEEEL0019Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines*30
UEEEL0020Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits*80
UEEEL0021Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices*30
UEEEL0023Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits*40
UEEEL0024Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines*50
UEEEL0025Test and connect transformers*30
UEEEL0039Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations*40
UEEEL0047Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies*20
UEERE0001Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector20
UETTDRRF06Perform rescue from a live LV panel*20
Group A General elective units Weighting Points 
UEEAS0007Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear*40
UEEAS0008Fabricate and assemble bus bars*40
UEEAS0009Mount and wire control panel equipment*40
UEECD0028Plan an integrated cabling installation system*40
UEECD0050Use and maintain the integrity of a portable gas detection device*20
UEECS0033Use engineering applications software on personal computers40
UEEDV0005Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services*80
UEEDV0008Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling*40
UEEEC0003Assemble and set up basic security systems*80
UEEEC0060Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components*40
UEEEC0075Troubleshoot single phase input d.c power supplies*40
UEEEL0004Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment*40
UEEEL0013Install, set up and commission interval metering*20
UEEEL0016Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products20
UEEEL0017Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines*40
UEEEL0022Supply effective and efficient lighting products for domestic and small commercial applications*40
UEEEL0026Align and install traction lift equipment*20
UEEEL0033Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines*40
UEEEL0034Conduct mechanical tests on electrical machines and components*40
UEEEL0045Diagnose and rectify faults in traction lift systems*80
UEEEL0046Find and repair faults in LV d.c. electrical apparatus and circuits*60
UEEEL0076Inspect, test and maintain emergency lighting*40
UEEEL0049Install and maintain emergency safety systems*60
UEEEL0052Maintain and service traction lift systems and equipment*40
UEEEL0053Maintain operation of electrical marine equipment and systems*60
UEEEL0054Maintain operation of electrical mining equipment and systems*60
UEEEL0055Overhaul and repair major switchgear and control gear*60
UEEEL0056Place and connect electrical coils*40
UEEEL0061Provide advice on the application of energy efficient lighting for ambient and aesthetic effect*20
UEEEL0066Rewind LV direct current machines*60
UEEEL0067Rewind single phase machines*40
UEEEL0068Rewind three phase low voltage induction machines*60
UEEEL0069Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations*60
UEEEL0074Wind electrical coils*40
UEEEL0076Inspect, test and maintain emergency lighting systems*20
UEEEL0075Inspect, test and maintain emergency alarm systems and equipment*20
UEEHA0001Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas*40
UEEHA0002Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas*40
UEEHA0003Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area*40
UEEHA0004Enter a classified hazardous area to undertake work related to electrical equipment40
UEEHA0005Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems*60
UEEHA0006Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas*60
UEEIC0002Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices*20
UEEIC0011Develop electrical integrated systems*20
UEEIC0013Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers*60
UEEIC0015Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers*60
UEEIC0024Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems*20
UEEIC0038Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems*40
UEEIC0039Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems*40
UEEIC0041Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems*40
UEEIC0043Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems*40
UEEIC0047Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals*40
UEERA0035Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems*20
UEERA0036Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems*60
UEERA0049Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems*70
UEERA0059Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings*40
UEERA0064Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems*60
UEERE0016Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems*40
UEERE0022Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems*20
UEERE0049Apply safe work practices in the rooftop solar industry20
UEERS0001Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment*30
UEERS0011Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds*30
UEERS0017Repair rail signalling power and control cables*40
UEERS0019Test copper rail signalling cables*20
UETTDRIS43Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule*50
UETTDRIS44Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule*40
UETTDRIS47Sample, test, filter and reinstate insulating oil*40
UETTDRIS67Solve problems in energy supply network equipment*80
UETTDRIS68Solve problems in energy supply network protection equipment and systems*40
UETTDRSB23Install and maintain substation direct current systems*30
UETTDRSB29Maintain capacitor bank equipment for voltage regulation*40
UETTDRSB39Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule*50

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.

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