Certificate III In Electrotechnology Electrician

Course Code: UEE30811
Study Area:

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) and where possible assessments and work placements (on the condition that these are safe and practical to implement). Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Bendigo TAFE’s Vaccination Policy

Start date: We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolments

Secured an apprenticeship as an electrician? This course combines on the job training with off the job education, ensuring that the knowledge and practical skills you acquire are relevant to your apprenticeship. Learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment. You will also need to undertake a Pre-Training Review as part of the enrolment process.

If you are enrolling in this course as an Apprentice, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Block release


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Electrician

  • Employed as an apprentice, under a training agreement
  • If you are enrolling in this course as an Apprentice, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Course overview

This course is designed to meet the educational requirements of students currently employed as an apprentice electrician. Training at Bendigo TAFE is conducted over four years with regular one week blocks. On the job assessment will also be required.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • No student selection process required

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship/Trainee

Key study areas

This course teaches you the fundamentals of electricity as well as the legal requirements and knowledge relating to safe working practices in the electrical industry. You will also learn about tools and regulations essential to the trade and how to safely carry out your responsibilities to maintain and install electrical equipment and wiring.

  • Electrical Principles D.C.
  • Electrical Principles A.C.
  • Magnetism Transformers D.C.
  • Machines A.C.
  • Machines Wiring Practices & Workshop
  • Operation of Electrical Apparatus.
  • Circuit Protection Cable Selection (Current Capacity & Voltage Drop)
  • Switchboard Design
  • Installation Testing and Verification
  • Telecommunications

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Electrotechnology


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,883.00
Concession - average total course fee*$776.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$19,607.23
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$2,145.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 23/11/2021 4:55 PM