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Vocational Education & Training

UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

Not available to international students.



Estimated completion time: 4 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Electrician (General)

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain electrical and instrumentation equipment in buildings and premises and instrumentation systems and core instrumentation equipment for process and control.

It includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's licence'.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Electrical Engineering, Electrotechnology include:

  • Electrician (Special Class)
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical & Instrumentation (not on CDU¿s scope of registration), or to other disciplines in Electrotechnology. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into UEE40411 Certificate IV Electrical - Instrumentation candidates are required to be:-

    1. A new entrant trainee.
    2. An Electrical apprentice who has completed all electrical pre-requisites; or
    3. A person holding Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician qualification or equivalent; or
    4. The holder of an Unrestricted Electrical Licence.

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.


This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package.

Additional information

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification:

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode:On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation all TWENTY-SEVEN (27) core units of competency totalling 1160 weighting points plus elective units selected from Group C and/or Group A and Group B as outlined in the packaging rules and totalling 120 weighting points must be completed.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 1360 (total weighting points 1280).

  Module/Unit of Competency

Weighting Points


Competencies marked # have pre-requisite competencies
UEENEEE038B Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan 20 20
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20 20
UEENEEE102A# Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40 40
UEENEEE104A# Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80 80
UEENEEE105A# Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20 20
UEENEEE107A# Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40 40
UEENEEE117A Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures 20 20
UEENEEE124A Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report 60 60
UEENEEE137A# Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20 20
UEENEEG006A# Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines 80 80
UEENEEG033A# Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits 60 60
UEENEEG063A# Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations 40 40
UEENEEG101A# Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits 60 60
UEENEEG102A# Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits 80 80
UEENEEG103A# Install low voltage wiring and accessories 20 20
UEENEEG104A# Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations 20 20
UEENEEG105A# Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations 40 60
UEENEEG106A# Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits 40 40
UEENEEG107A# Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations 60 80
UEENEEG108A# Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits 40 80
UEENEEG109A# Develop and connect electrical control circuits 80 80
UEENEEI101A# Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals 40 40
UEENEEI102A# Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems 40 40
UEENEEI103A# Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems 40 40
UEENEEI104A# Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems 40 40
UEENEEI105A# Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems 40 40
UEENEEK145A Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures 20 20
  Total nominal hours – core units 1160 1240

A total weighting of 120 points is required
Competencies marked # have pre-requisite competencies.

Group A - Elective Units (you may complete units to a maximum weighting of 60)  
UEENEEC001B Maintain documentation 20 20
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20 20
Group B - Elective Units (you may complete units to a maximum weighting of 60)  
UEENEEI107A# Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing 20 20
UEENEEI108A# Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment 20 20
UEENEEI111A# Find and rectify faults in process final control elements 40 40
Group C - Elective Units (you must complete units to a minimum weighting of 60)  
UEENEEI125A# Provide solutions to fluid circuit operations 60 60
  Total nominal hours – elective units 120 120
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1280 1360


Course fees

Domestic Students
2021 Indicative fees for this course:
VET Tuition Fees: $4,760.00 (for students who are eligible and receive an NT domestic subsidised place); or
Domestic Full Fees: $23,120.00 (for domestic full fee places).
Fees will vary according to your choice of units.

Please note: a limited number of NT Government subsidy places are available for eligible NT domestic students so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

International Students

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