Overview

Develop the essential tools to repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment with the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. Through practical, and theory-based learning, you’ll develop skills to select, install, set up, test, and repair these systems in people’s homes, offices and businesses. Upon graduating you will have an Electrician’s license approved by Energy Safe Victoria.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training
Midyear applications are now open.

Ready to apply for a midyear start? Go to the application portal. Still exploring your options at Swinburne? Meet us at Open Day.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Work Health and Safety
  • Electrical Fault-finding and testing
  • Electrical Systems Maintenance

Your career opportunities

  • Licensed Electrician

Location options

Admissions

Students must be apprenticed to an employer and be at least 17 years of age unless they have a special dispensation from their school which will allow them to start earlier.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Learn more about credit

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Learn more about RPL

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 29 units, including 27 core units and 2 elective units. This will be delivered in the classroom with practical activities and online components.

27
Core units
+
2
Elective units
=
Certificate III
Course hours are estimated and may change based on study mode, unit choice, credits, or enrolment adjustments, total indicative nominal hours: 1170

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Core unit, 4.0 credit points
HLTAID009
Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECD0007
Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECD0016
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0019
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECD0020
Solve problems in multiple path circuits
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0044
Solve problems in single path circuits
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0046
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEECD0051
Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEECO0023
Arrange circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEEL0003
Develop and connect electrical control circuits
Core unit, 80.0 credit points
UEEEL0005
Evaluate and modify low voltage heating equipment and controls
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEEEL0008
Evaluate and modify low voltage lighting circuits, equipment and controls
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEEEL0009
Evaluate and modify low voltage socket outlets circuits
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEEEL0010
Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEEL0012
Isolate, test and troubleshoot low voltage electrical circuits
Core unit, 80.0 credit points
UEEEL0014
Select wiring systems and select cables for low voltage electrical installations
Core unit, 80.0 credit points
UEEEL0018
Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
UEEEL0019
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
Core unit, 80.0 credit points
UEEEL0020
Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
Core unit, 30.0 credit points
UEEEL0021
Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEEL0023
Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEEL0024
Test and connect transformers
Core unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEEL0025
Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
UEEEL0039
Identify, shut down and restart systems with alternate supplies
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEEEL0047
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Core unit, 20.0 credit points
UEERE0001
Perform rescue from a live LV panel
Core unit
UETDRRF004
Elective units
Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
Elective unit, 120.0 credit points
UEEDV0005
Install, modify and verify coaxial and structured communication copper cabling
Elective unit, 40.0 credit points
UEEDV0008

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)

$17,380

Skills first government-subsidised place* ($AUD)

$6,940

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Skills first government-subsidised place

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

Learn more about Skills first government subsidies

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

Find out more about fees

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.
Learn more about paying your fees

Concessions rates for vocational students

If you’re enrolling in a Certificate IV-level program or below, are eligible for a government-subsidised training place and hold a valid concession card, you may be eligible for a concession of 80 per cent off the published fee of your unit(s) tuition – which means you’ll only be charged 20 per cent of the published fee.

Learn more about concession rates

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

Learn more about scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Learn more about scholarships

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Apply for apprenticeship or traineeship

Before enrolling in one of our courses, you’ll need to find an employer willing to offer you an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Your employer will need to register you through an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) by calling 1800 639 629 or going to the Australian Apprenticeship Centre website.

If you need help with your CV, or finding the right employer, our team is here to help. You can contact them at the Swinburne Skills & Jobs Centre.

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