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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811

Overview

Do you want to be a qualified "Sparkie"?
If the answer is yes, and you are working in the electrical industry, then this trade course is for you!
This program provides on-the-job training and classroom instruction for aspiring electricians.You will be given the required skills and knowledge to work with a variety of electrical equipment and systems in residential, commercial and industrial premises generally used on-the-job. You will have many "hands-on" opportunities to practice and develop your skills to industry standard in our custom built electrical workshop to learn and work with electrical equipment associated with sizing and testing of electrical control and power circuits with application to Australian standards.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for an unrestricted electrical licence in the ACT to work as a fully qualified electrician. CIT does not issue the licence. It is issued by the ACT ‘Environment and Planning Directorate’ after you have successfully completed your training with CIT. Please refer to the directorate website http://www.planning.act.gov.au/home for further information. Candidates are advised to check for regulatory requirements in other States and Territories.

Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811
Program No: C3-TC31
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week).
Likely Job Outcome: Work as a qualified Electrician, you may work in specialised areas of the electrical industry which includes domestic, commercial and industrial environments within those installations you will work on communications, controls, general wiring systems and wiring installations.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

Industry-standard dress code is required.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

As you are entering this course as an apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the electrical contracting industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

You MUST be supervised by ACT licensed electrician or when working outside the ACT be supervised by a licensed electrician of another licensing jurisdiction.

This program has pre-requisite requirements as shown below. All prerequisites must be achieved. Discuss with a CIT teacher during enrolment to ensure you have met these requirements.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1 - Complete all 8 subjects

  • UEENEEE101A  Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS433
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE102A  Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • CIT Code: ELEC754
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE104A  Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC855
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE105A  Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    • CIT Code: ELEC756
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE107A  Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • CIT Code: ELEC757
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEG101A  Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC859
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of electromagnetic devices and related circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEG106A  Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1231
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers the termination of cables and cords and their conductors at accessories and current-using devices designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to standards, understanding wiring system and cable types and applications, selecting appropriate termination accessories, preparing and terminating cables and cords, terminating cables/cord conductors and ensuring completed termination complies with requirements.
      Prerequisites: ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEK142A  Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    • CIT Code: ELEC774
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 - Complete all 6 subjects

  • UEENEEE137A   Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    • CIT Code: ELEC1226
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEG006A  Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
    • CIT Code: ELEC1228
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase machines and solving machine problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, machine connections circuit arrangements, issues related to machine operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to machine problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEG033A  Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1229
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, apparatus circuit arrangements, issues related to operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to apparatus/circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.

      Prerequisites: ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEG063A  Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
    • CIT Code: ELEC1230
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the arrangement and termination of circuits, control and protection devices and systems for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of schemes for protection of persons and property, correct functioning, ensuring compatibility with the supply, arranging installation into circuits and selecting and arranging switchgear/controlgear and protective devices to meet compliance requirements and documenting arrangement decisions.

      Prerequisites: ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEG102A  Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC860
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase a.c. circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, multiphase circuit arrangements, issues related to protection, power factor and MEN systems and solutions to circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.

      Prerequisites: ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEG107A  Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
    • CIT Code: ELEC951
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers selecting wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of wiring systems and cable types, selecting wiring system compatible with the installation conditions, selecting cables that comply with required current-carrying capacity and voltage drop and earth fault-loop impedance limitations, coordination between protective devices and conductors and documenting selection decisions.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1228 UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
      ELEC1229 UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
      ELEC1230 UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
      ELEC1231 UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      ELEC860 UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Stage 3 - Complete all 5 subjects

  • UEENEEC020B  Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
    • CIT Code: ELEC957
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, selfmonitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEG103A  Install low voltage wiring and accessories
    • CIT Code: ELEC1057
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers the installation in building and premises of wiring enclosures, cable support systems, cables and accessories and designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, routing cables to specified locations, terminating cables and connecting wiring at accessories and completing the necessary installation documentation.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1226 UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
      ELEC1228 UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
      ELEC1229 UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
      ELEC1230 UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
      ELEC1231 UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      ELEC860 UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEG104A  Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
    • CIT Code: ELEC1058
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the installation of appliances protection devices, switchgear, controlgear, switchboards, and accessories designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, matching appliances and accessories with that specified, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1057 UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories
      ELEC1226 UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
      ELEC1228 UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
      ELEC1229 UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
      ELEC1230 UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
      ELEC1231 UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      ELEC860 UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEG108A  Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC952
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers trouble-shooting and repairing faults in electrical apparatus and interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced wiring, logically applying fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1228 UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
      ELEC1229 UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
      ELEC1230 UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
      ELEC1231 UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      ELEC860 UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEG109A   Develop and connect electrical control circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC953
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers developing, connecting and functionally testing electrical power and control circuits that perform specific control functions. It encompasses working safely; developing schematic/ladder diagrams and converting them to wiring diagrams; selecting and connecting contactors and control devices to perform a specific function.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1228 UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
      ELEC1230 UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
      ELEC1231 UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      ELEC860 UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Stage 4 - Complete 1 subject

  • UEENEEG105A  Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
    • CIT Code: ELEC950
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit covers inspection and testing to verify whether an electrical installation is safe and complies with all requirements. It encompasses working safely, visual inspections and mandatory, optional and functional testing following verification procedures, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1057 UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories
      ELEC1058 UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
      ELEC1226 UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
      ELEC1228 UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
      ELEC1229 UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
      ELEC1230 UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
      ELEC1231 UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC756 UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      ELEC757 UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC859 UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
      ELEC860 UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
      ELEC951 UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
      ELEC952 UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
      ELEC953 UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Electives - Complete 140 credit points

Complete to achieve a total weighting of 140 points, and all the required prerequisite competency standard units.  Electives are delivered in Stages, 1, 2 and 3.

 

  • UEENEEC001B  Maintain documentation
    • CIT Code: ELEC752
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the maintenance of the variety of documentation required to record work activities, purchases and expenses and compliance obligations. It encompasses documentation typically required in an electrotechnology enterprise, work instructions and procedures and time management.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEF102A  Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
    • CIT Code: ELEC1052
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the installation and maintenance of telecommunications cabling in buildings and premises. It encompasses working safely and to Australian Communications and Media Authority's ‘Open’ Cabling Provider Rule, installing multiple telephone line, multi-pair cables, backbone cabling, terminating in socket outlets, termination modules and distributors, testing and compliance checks and completing cabling documentation.

      Prerequisites: ELEC754x UEENEEE002B DISMANTLE, ASSEMBLE AND FABRICATE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS
      ELEC756X UEENEEE005B FIX AND SECURE EQUIPMENT
      ELEC757X UEENEEE007B USE DRAWINGS, DIAGRAMS, SCHEDULES AND MANUALS
      ELEC855X UEENEEE004B SOLVE PROBLEMS IN MULTIPLE PATH D.C. CIRCUITS
      OHSS433X UEENEEE001B APPLY OHS PRACTICES IN THE WORKPLACE
  • UEENEED101A  Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
    • CIT Code: ELEC948
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the basic use of personal computers application relevant to a work function. It encompasses switching the computer on, applying user preferences, selecting basic applications, entering and retrieving information and printing files .

      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au