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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
10 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

No upcoming intakes for this course this year.
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About this course

Get your electrotechnology career started here.
This pre-apprenticeship course will give you a head start in the industry, as you learn practical workplace skills involving basic hand and power tool use and the necessary knowledge to get your foot in the door.
You’ll also learn basic interview skills and resume writing to enhance your job seeking techniques for when you’re ready to enter the workforce.
Delivered part-time over a 10-week period, course assessment includes theoretical, practical and skills examinations.

Get your foot in the door of this exciting industry. This career-starting course will give you credits into an apprenticeship and a snapshot of the electrotechnology industry.
Learn practical workplace skills involving basic hand and power tool use and the necessary knowledge to enter a career in the electrotechnology industry with confidence.
You’ll also learn basic interview skills, techniques, and resume writing which will be a huge advantage in the job market.

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Career Opportunities

Licensed Electrician, Electrical Linesperson, Instrumentation Fitter, Automotive Electrician, Renewable Energy Technicians

Opportunities for Further Study

UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician)
UEE31220 - Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
UET30819 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing

Skills or Knowledge gained

Learners will gain the knowledge and practical skills to be job ready for a career within the Electrotechnology industry.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Recommended entry Requirements:

Passed year 10 level maths or equivalent.
Ability to complete work in a trade workshop with basic hand and power tools (training provided in the course).

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $343.20 $1,716.00 $6,336.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $286.50 $286.50 $286.50
Total $629.70 $2,002.50 $6,622.50
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
UEEAS0001 Assemble electronic components
UEEAS0004 Select electronic components for assembly
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0009 Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment
UEECD0021 Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
UEECD0038 Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems
UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits
UEECD0052 Use routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment
UEECO0002 Maintain documentation
UEEIC0002 Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises
UEERL0003 Conduct In-service Safety Testing Of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment And Cord Assemblies

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.