Electrical Apprenticeship (Electrotechnology)

If you want to become an Electrician this nationally recognised UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology will teach you the skills you need to kick start your career as an Electrician.

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)


Interested in becoming an electrician? A nationally recognised UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician from Major Training is designed to lay the foundations for a career in this growing industry.

Learn more about our electrician courses and how to get an electrical licence with Major Training.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of an electrical apprenticeship, you’ll be qualified to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises as a professional electrician.

The UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician includes Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an electrician’s licence, legally permitting you to carry out electrical work throughout Australia.

Graduates of our electrical apprenticeship are employed across a range of industries including construction, manufacturing, electricity, gas, water, and waste services. Roles range from technicians and trades workers to labourers and managers.

What You'll Learn

Participate in electrical work and competency development activities.

Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace.

Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components.

Solve problems in D.C. circuits.

Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment.

Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications.

Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work.

Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines.

Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits.

Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations.

Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits.

Solve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits.

Install low voltage wiring and accessories.

Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations.

Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations.

Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits.

Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations.

Troubleshoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits.

Develop and connect electrical control circuits.

Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector.

Electrical Apprenticeship (Electrotechnology)

The Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is a comprehensive program that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to become competent electricians. Graduates of this qualification are prepared to work across various industries, performing electrical installations, maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting. With a strong foundation in electrical principles and safety practices, these professionals play a vital role in ensuring the safe and efficient functioning of electrical systems.

Possible Roles

Licensed Electrician: Graduates can pursue the role of a licensed electrician, working independently or as part of a team to install, repair, and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

Maintenance Electrician: Maintenance electricians specialise in diagnosing and repairing electrical issues in existing systems, ensuring continuous operation and minimising downtime.

Industrial Electrician: Industrial electricians work in manufacturing and industrial facilities, handling complex electrical systems and machinery, as well as performing preventive maintenance to keep production processes running smoothly.

Automation Technician: Graduates can work with advanced systems and automation technology, installing and maintaining automated equipment and controls used in industries such as manufacturing and process control.

Renewable Energy Technician: With the growing emphasis on sustainable energy sources, graduates can specialise in installing, maintaining, and repairing solar power systems and other renewable energy technologies.

Construction Electrician: Construction electricians focus on electrical installations in new buildings, homes, or renovation projects, ensuring that wiring, lighting, and other electrical components are correctly installed.

Potential wages could be in the region of $70,000 to $80,000 per year or around $38 per hour

Delivery options

Find out more about the available delivery options for this course.

Employer Based

Employer-based training is suited to individuals who are employed and are looking to undertake study for professional development.

Training Locations

We can offer employer-based training at your place of work.

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, for an apprentice pathway, the learner must be employed full time or part time and have access to a workplace to be able to gain sufficient experience to successfully complete the unit of competency requirements.

Course Duration

Training arrangements are over a nominal term of 48 months (criteria apply)

What You'll Pay

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Funded Options
User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

Study Now Pay later

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Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
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At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

  • We develop customised apprentice training plans in person with the employer and the student to ensure your apprentice is learning the right skills for your business
  • We provide education and coaching to employers around the supervision ratio and requirements
  • We work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks
  • We train both theory and practical skills in-house in our electrical workshop with your apprentice
  • We only employ industry-current trainers/assessors
  • We offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required
  • More career opportunities, upskilling and productivity gains
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Morayfield, Ipswich and South East Queensland.

Did you know that the government can provide up to $6,000 in incentives for employers if your apprentice completes a UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

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