Melbourne Course Course:UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
 Duration:4 years
 Delivery Mode:Face to Face / Apprenticeship Program
 Next Intake:Monthly Intakes

(2nd and 3rd year apprentice can apply to complete their remaining units)

 Recognition:Nationally Recognised Training – Victoria
Melbourne Course Course: UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
 Duration:Dependent on individual work experience
 Delivery Mode:Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL / Workbased eProfiling
 Next Intake:Monthly Intakes
 Recognition:Nationally Recognised Training – NSW

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Apprenticeship program

At Frontier, we understand the importance of providing high-quality education and training to meet the demands of the workforce. That’s why we’re proud to offer an Apprenticeship Program in Electrotechnology. This program is designed for Australian residents above 18 years old who are willing to pursue a career or continue a career pathway within the field of Electrotechnology as a recognised Electrician.

Our apprenticeship program is focused on providing pathways for learners who have an established Host Employer under whom they are full-time or part-time employed. This unique approach allows learners to gain on the job experience while also receiving formal training.

We understand that navigating the apprenticeship process can be complex, which is why our team is dedicated to helping you understand the options available to you and guide you through the application process.

Contact us to learn more about how our Apprenticeship Program in Electrotechnology can help you achieve your career goals.


This course is designed for Australian residents above 18 years old who are willing to pursue a career or continue a career pathway within the field of electrotechnology as a recognised Electrician.

This course is focused on Apprenticeship pathways, where the learner has an established Host Employer under whom they are full time or part time employed.

Learners must have the willingness to work as full-time apprentices for 4 years or part-time apprentices for 6.5 years, as required under the Electricity Safety (Licensing and Registration) Regulations 2010, while they are commencing their Training and Assessment with Frontier.

Our nationally recognised UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’.

The program may be organised/formatted around a combination of approaches that may include:

  • Action Learning with on-site exposure;
  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Recognition of Prior Learning including credit transfer;
  • Institution based learning and assessment program;
  • Workplace; and

A combination of the above.

Frontier Training and Technology affirms that the training and assessment of all units of competency of this qualification will be delivered in a real or a very closely simulated workplace environment.

When you graduate, you’ll have satisfied the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council’s requirements to become a licensed electrician.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or over;
  • Be sufficiently proficient in English (read, write and speak) to be able to work successfully in a highly regulated environment;
  • Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent;
  • Be sufficiently Digitally literate
  • Students must be an apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships Scheme (AAS), be employed in the electrical industry and be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) prior to enrolment.

Pre Training Review (PTR)

A pre-training interview will be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course. The Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

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

Electrical apprentices will undertake their LLN test using Energy Space’s Readiness Assessment tool. The Readiness Assessment tool is designed to assist aspiring electrical apprentices to understand how well prepared they are (in terms of their literacy and numeracy skills) for the electrical trade program.

Course structure

The students enrolled in UEE30820– Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician required to complete 29 units of competency as listed below:

Core units

UEECO0023 – Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UETDRRF004 – Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UEECD0007 – Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEERE0001 – Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEECD0016 – Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEECD0019 – Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020 – Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0051 – Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECD0046 – Solve problems in single path circuits
UEECD0044 – Solve problems in multiple path circuits
UEEEL0021 – Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
UEEEL0019 – Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
UEEEL0020 – Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEEEL0023 – Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
UEEEL0003 – Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
UEEEL0008 – Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
UEEEL0009 – Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
UEEEL0010 – Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
UEEEL0024 – Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
UEEEL0025 – Test and connect transformers
UEEEL0047 – Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
UEEEL0014 – Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
UEEEL0005 – Develop and connect electrical control circuits
UEEEL0018 – Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
UEEEL0012 – Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
UEEEL0039 – Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations

Elective Units

UEEDV0005 Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services*

UEEDV0008 Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling*

Course delivery

The course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom setup along with access to a practical workshop.

Full-time apprentices will attend classes 1 day a week, 8 hours a day.

Part-time apprentices will attend classes 1 days a week, 5 hours a day.

The face-to-face classes will include lectures, discussions, practice, formative assessments and summative assessments.

8000 hours e-profiling and online platforms provided to complete learning activities.

Course Duration  

Full-time apprentices: 1282 hours delivered over a period of 131 weeks, excluding holidays and term breaks, are allocated for a structured classroom-based training and assessment strategy. Including holidays and term breaks, the course will be delivered across 4 years.

Part-time apprentices: 1282 hours delivered over a period of 255 weeks, excluding holidays and term breaks, are allocated for a structured classroom-based training and assessment strategy. Including holidays and term breaks, the course will be delivered across 6.5 years.

Intake Dates  

Please enquire about intake dates for part-time apprentices with the Student Administration Officer.

How to apply


An Australian Apprenticeship is a form of vocational training that combines paid employment with on-the-job training and a formal qualification. Employers can use this way to train and hire employees. They include both apprenticeships and traineeships. It is open to anyone of working age and offers the opportunity to learn new skills and gain a qualification while earning an income. Completing an Australian Apprenticeship can lead to employment opportunities anywhere in Australia and internationally.

A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department: info@frontier.edu.au


What will I need to pay?

Full-time apprenticeship: 

  • Tuition $13,000.00.
  • Resources and Administration fees $1,500.00.

Please consult our Student Administration Office for part-time apprenticeship costs.

Note: Fees may change during your course of study. Please be advised that Frontier Training and Technology does not accept any fees more than $1500.00 as an initial payment.

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 a 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. Trade Support Loans

As an Australian Apprentice, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship.

For more information visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

3. Study Loans

Zeefi provides a new kind of finance for students who are seeking financial assistance to pay for their education.


  • 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

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 Training 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 www.frontier.edu.au

Government Funding Eligibility

At Frontier, we understand the importance of providing high-quality education and training to meet the demands of the workforce. That’s why we’re proud to offer the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, which is eligible for government funding for eligible students.

We offer government funding options to students who are eligible under the Skills First Funding initiative, which is made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth government. This funding can help offset the cost of tuition for our students. However, please note that pursuing training under Skills First Funding may impact your access to further government-subsidised training.

Contact us to learn more about how our Apprenticeship Program in Electrotechnology can help you achieve your career goals.

To be eligible for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. Frontier will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

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