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MEM31219 Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician

National ID: MEM31219 State ID: BEK1
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Get qualified as an industrial electrician.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician must be completed as part of aof a four year indentured apprenticeship., and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as an industrial electrician, mining electrician or manufacturing electrician. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job employment and block training at North Regional TAFE.

Participants will learn how to perform some of the following tasks:
  • Terminate and test electrical wiring
  • Select appropriate cabling and circuit protection devices
  • Install low voltage cabling and fit-off accessories
  • Inspect, test and verify electrical installations
  • Fault-find and troubleshoot
  • Perform engineering measurements and computations
  • Apply safety practices, procedures and compliance standards
  • Solve problems in d.c. and low voltage a.c. circuits

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to:

  • select, set up and install, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and industrial environments, including oil/gas installations, mine sites, processing plants and the like.

The skills gained in the unit MEM10022 Commission and decommission high and low voltage equipment or installations, are highly desirable for employment in the mining sector.


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

This course must be completed as part of an apprenticeship.


National ID Unit title
MEM10016 Terminate and test electrical wiring and accessories
MEM10018 Select cable types and sizes to suit loads and electrical installation environment
MEM10019 Select circuit protection devices by type and rating, fit to switchboards and install earthing
MEM10020 Install low voltage cabling and fit-off accessories, appliances and equipment
MEM10021 Inspect, test and verify electrical installations
MEM10022 Commission and decommission high and low voltage equipment or installations
MEM10023 Design and connect control switching of circuits for building services and industrial equipment
MEM10024 Install and troubleshoot luminaires and ancillary equipment
MEM10025 Undertake a capstone assessment
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM13017 Apply safety practices, procedures and compliance standards associated with licensed electrical work
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18100 Fault-find, test and rectify AC machines and circuits
MEM18102 Fault-find, test and rectify single and three-phase transformers
MEM18103 Fault-find, test and rectify electrical circuits and equipment
MEM18104 Dismantle, replace and assemble electrical components and equipment
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits


National ID Unit title
MEM05001 Perform manual soldering/desoldering electrical/electronic components
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Industrial electrician
  • Mining electrician
  • Manufacturing electrician

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)

This qualification provides a pathway into MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) also offered at North Regional TAFE.



Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 4 years
When Date: 2023
Where Karratha Campus

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