A fitting trades career in electrics
This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manufacture, fit, assemble, erect, operate, test, fault find, alter, repair electrical equipment and includes electrical wiring work only if that work is associated with assembling, maintaining, terminating or altering the wiring between electrical components within a plant or machinery.
North Metropolitan TAFE is one of Western Australia’s major training organisations for the Building and Construction Industry. Our Electrical workshops house advanced equipment and our lecturers are experienced Electricians, who maintain close links with Building and Construction organisations so that training is industry relevant, giving you the best chance to succeed.
The Certificate III in Electrical Fitting is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Under supervision you will be able to:
- Undertake work carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.)
- Solve problems in d.c. circuits and in single and three phase low voltage machines
- Develop and connect electrical control circuits
- Use diagrams, standards, codes and specifications
I have the following attributes:
- Good communication skills
- Able to follow plans and instructions, and solve problems
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Enjoy and have an aptitude for technical and engineering activities
This course is an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
All apprentices are required to obtain a Restricted Electrical license issued by DMIRS (Energy Safety) and work under the supervision of a Licensed Electrical Contractor (employer).
The course is both block and day release, and classes run from 8:00am - 3:45pm, each day.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete an electronic work experience diary through Ready Skills, outlining hours required for certain Units of Competence that must be completed in the workplace and signed by your supervisor/employer.
Your lecturer will provide further information and your link to Ready Skills on your first day of attendance.
As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
You will need to bring the following when attending on campus training:
- Safety glasses (compliant with AS/NZS 1337 & 1338)
- Safety gloves (Cut 2 Resistant, compliant with AS/NZS 2210)
- Safety-cap work shoes/boots
- A scientific calculator
Safety glasses and gloves ($10) will be stocked and available for sale (if needed) on the following campuses:
- East Perth
You must also purchase the hard copy edition of the following textbooks before attending your first class:
- Electrical Principles, 5th Edition - 9780170458412 - Australia (cengage.com)
It is however cheaper to buy both books as a Value pack
Cengage offers a 10% discount if you use the code WOW10 at checkout.
Other job titles may include:
- Instrumentation Fitter (Hazardous Areas)
- Switchgear Tradesperson
Registration or licensing is required.
This list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Please note You can visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 1, 2024
Midland - Apprenticeship - Option 1 Fitting
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The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.
Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification. If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.
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