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Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade

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Standard course fee:
$15,470.00
You could pay: $0.00 to $3,220.00

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Full qualification
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Course Outcome i Indicates expected outcome following course completion.
  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Course overview

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Electrical/Electronic within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons - Electrical/ Electronic work. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade specifies the competencies required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Electrical/Electronic including the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all electrical and electronic devices systems, equipment and controls e.g. electrical wiring, motors, generators, PLCs, and other electronic controls, instruments, refrigeration, telecommunications, radio and television, communication and information processing.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson - Electrical/Electronic trade related roles in other industries.

Application

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as an Engineering Tradesperson - Electrical/Electronic. Skills development would usually be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.

Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a productive work environment where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.

Occupational titles at the enterprise level covered by this qualification may vary and include engineering tradesperson - electrical/electronic, electrical fitter, electrical mechanic, electrical fitter/mechanic, electrician, refrigeration mechanic and radio tradesperson.

How to apply

How to apply

  • Some training providers will let you enrol online while others may not. All training providers will need to see some documentation, like personal identification or school results, and all will ask you to have a Unique Student Identifier. Once you've found a training provider you like the look of, get in touch with them to see how they can help you enrol.
  • You can visit this provider’s course offering/s on provider’s website.
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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.