What To Expect From An Electrical Apprenticeship

To become a qualified electrician in Australia, you need to undertake an electrical apprenticeship.

An electrical apprenticeship usually takes four years and includes some training through an RTO to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811).

Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a career change, there are plenty of benefits to taking on an electrician apprenticeship and becoming a sparky in Australia.

For a start, electricians are one of the highest-paid tradies in the country. They’re also in high demand, with jobs for electricians increasing by 66% from 2017-2018.

With an attractive salary and job security on the cards, there’s never been a better time to take on an electrical apprenticeship.

Electrical Apprenticeships in QLD

Major Training works in partnership with the Australian Apprenticeships Network to train apprentices in a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811). If you’re interested in undertaking a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician in the form of an electrical apprenticeship in QLD, you must be employed full time or part time and have access to a workplace relevant to the qualification.

We work with the employer and student to develop customised Apprentice Training Plans. This ensures the student is learning the right skills for the business they’re in.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you’ll be able to select, install, set up, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. This course also includes ERAC requirements for an Electrician’s Licence.

What You Learn in a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811)

An electrical apprenticeship alongside a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is the perfect way to kick-start your career.

Skills covered in this course include:

  • Electrical work and competency development activities
  • Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricating, assembling and dismantling utilities’ industry components
  • Solving problems in DC circuits
  • Fixing and securing electrotechnology equipment
  • Using drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Documenting and applying measures to control associated OHS risks
  • Solving problems in single- and three-phase low-voltage machines and electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Arranging circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
  • Solving problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • Solving problems in low-voltage AC circuits
  • Installing low-voltage wiring and accessories
  • Installing appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low-voltage electrical installations
  • Verifying compliance and functionality of low-voltage general electrical installations
  • Terminating cables, cords and accessories for low-voltage circuits
  • Selecting wiring systems and cables for low-voltage general electrical installations
  • Troubleshooting and repairing faults in low-voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Developing and connecting electrical control circuits
  • Applying environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector.

Assessment throughout this course includes a combination of knowledge and skills observation and employer reports.

The delivery model is face-to-face approximately every six weeks at our site (as agreed in the training plan).

If you’re thinking about taking on an electrical apprenticeship in QLD, Major Training can work with your employer to get you qualified to be a sparky. Give us a call on 1300 790 822 to learn more.

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