TAFE offers a variety of electrical courses. To participate in these electrician courses students must be in or have access to a workplace environment in which they can carry out course requirements. For these types of courses, TAFE recommends that a prospective student’s general education and competency level equate four to five years of secondary school.
The descriptions below will help you narrow down the course that is right for you.
1. The Electrical Machine Repair Course trains individuals to become an electrical tradesperson/ fitter. These electrical courses are broken down into five groups, focusing on the technical parts of the competency standard units, learning flexibility required to support quality assurance and following the national specifications and standards required for particular work organisations.
2. The Electronics and Communication Course is designed for individuals looking to become an electronics tradesperson. Graduates of the course obtain national competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault- find and repair/ maintain electrical systems, equipment and devices. Like Electrical Machine Repair electrical courses, Electronics and Communications courses are grouped into 5 headings. Groups 1, 2 and 3 are ungraded, competency standard units. Students receive a UEE30907 Certificate III upon completion of these first three groups. Groups 4 and 5 are the graded, learning specifications part of the course. Students learn consistency in content, delivery, assessment and reporting mechanisms across Registered Training Organisations.
4. Electrotechnology Electrician Courses prepare individuals to become an electrician. The course teaches students to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment. Students receive an approved national Electrical Regulator Authorities Council “Electrician’s license” which allows for unsupervised work on low voltage fixed wiring and equipment in addition to the ability to supervise others’ work.
Another important thing to note is that TAFE is not the only place you can do your electrical apprenticeship training through. There are numerous registered training organisations that offer a variety of different training electrician courses to complement your on-the-job electrical training.