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UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Course Overview


The UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician course is for individuals whose duties includes installing and maintaining electrical components, wiring, equipment and systems, and may work in other specialised areas of the electrical industry.

This course covers electrical work, specialising in electrical theory, install wiring and equipment in a variety of residential, commercial, industrial premises, maintenance of equipment and other devices and testing and compliance.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification - UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275). This award may help to prepare a graduate to apply for a licence to operate as an electrician in their country of citizenship, or Pacific Islands country of current residence. This course does not provide graduates with a licence to work as an electrician in Australia



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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji and Papua New Guinea

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Course Fees: The course fees are FJD 3,500, PGK6,800. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. View current fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country.
  • Hold an electrical trade qualification and have a minimum 3 years’ experience in the electrical industry.
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment.

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending  upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
Solve problems in d.c. circuits 
Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits 
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits 
Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines 
Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations 
Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
Develop and connect electrical control circuits
Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
Install low voltage wiring and accessories 
Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
UEENEEG105AVerify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
Use engineering applications software on personal computers

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 20 core plus 4 electives units.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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