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MEM31215 Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

National ID: MEM31215 | State ID: AWG6

South Metropolitan TAFE’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) has developed this course in collaboration with the oil, gas and resources industry to meet demand for skilled workers in industrial electrotechnology. Our training and assessment strategies ensure the industry has the best talent available. We are also the only provider that runs this course in Australia.

Students will be taught the analytical, technical and practical skills required to become a competent electrical technician ready for the complex processes and systems encountered in industrial environments. They will learn how to select, set-up, install, test, commission, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in oil/gas installations, process plants and mine sites. On completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for an unrestricted electrical licence from Energy Safety/Department of Commerce, enabling them to work as an electrician.


  • Development, analysis and fault finding of electromagnetic circuits, DC circuits, and single and three phase AC electrical circuits
  • Interpretation and development of electrical process control drawings, diagrams and schedules
  • Operation, control, protection and fault finding of DC motors, synchronous AC motors and asynchronous AC motors (single and three phase AC)
  • Operation, testing and fault finding single and three phase transformers
  • Installing and testing/verifying non-domestic and domestic electrical installations to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Selection of cables and circuit protection devices for non-domestic and domestic electrical installations
  • Design, operation and connection of control circuits used in industrial installations
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of low voltage and high voltage equipment and installations
  • Operation, programming and maintenance of programmable controllers
  • Operation, control and maintenance of electrical generation equipment

The Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Munster Campus - Classroom-Apprenticeship


Fees and charges


When All year round
Where Munster Campus
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
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