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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811


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 . 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 able to apply for your electrical licence through State and Territory regulators and work as a fully qualified electrician.

Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30811
Program No: C3-TC31
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week).
Cost Info:

The 2019 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below.

Subject costs identified as Profile apply to Standard students and are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Commercial are full fee (FF) and receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: Apprentice/trainee $1,980
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.
Enrolment Type: Register Your Interest

Additional Information

Industry-standard dress code is required.

On successful completion of this qualification, graduates may apply for an Electricians licence (Unrestricted class) in the ACT to work as a fully qualified electrician. This licence is issued by the Construction Occupations Registrar of Access Canberra (ACT Government). CIT does not issue this licence.

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.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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

Subject Information

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email