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Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

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The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is the standard pre-apprenticeship pathway to beginning a career as an Electrician. You'll learn foundational skills in safety and first aid, as well as technical skills in electrotechnology components, accessories, and equipment.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
14 weeks full-time, 104 weeks part-time
Course Code
UEE22011
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$1,296 total

About this course

The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) is the standard pre-apprenticeship pathway to beginning a career as an Electrician.

You'll learn foundational skills in safety and first aid, as well as technical skills in electrotechnology components, accessories, and equipment.

This course can be delivered on campus, as part of the VETDSS program, or as a pre-apprenticeship.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry as an Apprentice Electrician. Working in this industry may involve working outdoors or on on-site installations and servicing. Hours of work may vary depending on the employers' requirements.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.