Melbourne CourseCourse:UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
 Duration:1 – 2 years (1200 – 2400 hours) based on unit of competency selection
 Delivery Mode:Self-paced + Workbased training
 Next Intake:15 Nov 2022
 Recognition:Nationally Accredited Training

UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician


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Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have minimum language, literacy, and numeracy skills.
  • Year 12 high school level completed or equivalent.
  • The learner must have 3 year relevant electrical wiring work experience using knowledge and understanding of the wiring rules AS/NZS 3000:2018

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Applicants must undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to beginning the qualification. Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.

Depending upon the level of support required for the language, literacy or numeracy an alternative training and assessment methods may be used or the learners will be recommended to pursue Foundation Skills program, which will help them fulfil the LLN gap and achieve the qualification.

Course Description

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’. 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.

Duration and Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered to overseas students fulltime integrating the following blended modes of delivery:

  • Online learning hours
  • Self-study
  • Workbased evidence ePortfolio

Volume of Learning

The volume of learning allocated to this qualification includes all teaching, learning and assessment activities that are required to be undertaken by the targeted student to achieve the learning outcomes of this qualification.

The volume of learning for UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician as a certificate III level qualification is typically delivered over    1 – 2 years (1200 – 2400 hours) based on unit of competency selection and the identified target market.


Total duration for UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is 2,112 hours:

  • 905 hours self-paced online delivery and assessment
  • 1,070 hours scheduled mandatory face to face classes
  • Learning and Assessment Summary Guidelines applied to this qualification
    Volume of LearningHoursDelivery Details
    Week 1- Week 17:

    Structured face to face training and assessment (attendance monitored)

    3 days x 2 hrs x 17 weeks = 102 Hours·         8 hrs/week x 17 weeks of knowledge and practical assessments

    ·         6 hrs/week x 17 weeks of structured face to face training during the assessment period. During the 17 weeks of structured training, 6 hrs/ per week distributed between 3 days/week of support sessions are provided to the students. This is to assist them in clearing doubts on completing the assessments and monitoring the self-paced unsupervised hours.

    ·         2 hrs/week x 32 weeks Online knowledge and skills assessment support session after initial 17 weeks of assessment period.

    ·         3 weeks break

    ·         Frontier will ensure the support sessions do not overlap with the structured training and assessment.

    Week 1- Week 17:

    Supervised knowledge and practical assessment hours

    17 weeks x 8 hrs = 136 Hours
    Week 18 – Week 52: Supervised knowledge and skills assessment support session online after scheduled 17 weeks training and assessment (attendance not monitored)1 day x 2 hrs x 32 weeks = 64 hours
    Online learning and class activities (attendance not monitored)905 Hours
    Total Amount of Training is the total of Face-to-face structured training and supervised support sessions.1207 Hours
    Total Unsupervised Hours (Self-Paced)905 Hours
    Total Volume of Learning2112 Hours
    Workplace evidence12 months

The volume of learning allocated to a qualification will vary depending on the level of the qualification and the experience and competency of the student. Students must complete the allocated hours for the qualification they are undertaking in order to achieve competency. If the student applies for RPL or Credit Transfer, the volume of learning may be reduced.

Units of Competency

UEECO0023Participate in electrical work and competency development activitiesCore
HLTAID009Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationCore
UETDRRF004Perform rescue from a live LV panel*Core
UEECD0007Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplaceCore
UEERE0001Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sectorCore
UEECD0016Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work*Core
UEECD0019Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components*Core
UEECD0020Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment*Core
UEECD0051Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications*Core
UEECD0046Solve problems in single path circuits*Core
UEECD0044Solve problems in multiple path circuits*Core
UEEEL0021Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices*Core
UEEEL0019Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines*Core
UEEEL0020Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits*Core
UEEEL0023Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits*Core
UEEDV0005Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services*Group A
UEEDV0008Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling*Group A
CORES (Cont.)
UEEEL0003Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations*Core
UEEEL0008Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls*Core
UEEEL0009Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls*Core
UEEEL0010Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits*Core
UEEEL0024Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines*Core
UEEEL0025Test and connect transformers*Core
UEEEL0047Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies*Core
UEEEL0014Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits*Core
UEEEL0005Develop and connect electrical control circuits*Core
UEEEL0018Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations*Core
UEEEL0012Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories*Core
UEEEL0039Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations*Core

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify 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.
  • Inspect and test 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.
  • Select wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c
  • Execute safe working practices, multi-phase circuit arrangements, issues related to fault protection, power factor and multiple earthed neutral (MEN) systems and solutions to circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.

How to apply

First Point of ContactMr Michael Xiberras
Office Hours9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays


What will I need to pay?

  • Price: $5500

1. Pay directly with our Account Department

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts Department at 735 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy Vic 3046 by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do an online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:

Account Name:  
                   Frontier Training and Technology
Bank Name:                           NAB
Branch Number (BSB):    083 004
Account Number:                761977553

2. Study Loans

Zeefi is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider. It allows students to have full control over their loans by empowering them to manage and track loans effectively, with simple terms, a responsible funding method and a dedicated student access portal.


  • Purpose: Fund education only
  • Type: Principal and interest
  • Rates: Competitive interest rates offered
  • Payment: Weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit
  • Loan Term: 6 to 48 months
  • Loan Amount: $2,001 to $15,000


  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Employed in a full-time, part-time or casual job
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Can demonstrate a capacity to service the loan

4. Direct Debit


Ezypay Direct Debit Request Form here

This option is for students who want a convenient payment process to save time.

Payments can be done weekly, fortnightly or monthly and in that way, some of the courses are less than 59$ a week.

Contact Frontier Institute of Technology admin for further info.

Fee Refund Policy

Any fees paid prior to the commencement of a course are refundable upon withdrawal from the course minus the administration charge.  If a student withdraws from a course once training has commenced no refunds are given. Please refer to the fees and refunds policy and procedures on our website at

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Student support and other policies

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If you require further information, please contact student admin on 1300 625 102

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