The electrotechnology industry is experiencing job growth, particularly in the construction, building and maintenance fields, providing plenty of opportunities for qualified electricians. This course provides you with the framework to start your electrical apprenticeship.
In particular, this course provides training in basic electrical theory, electrical workshop practices, wiring and basic installation skills, the use of hand and power tools and an overview of the electrotechnology industry, and the range of occupations within.Industry connections and resources
Let Melbourne Polytechnic's qualified and trade-experienced teachers guide you through your pre-apprenticeship studies. You will have access to the latest industry technology and learn trade terminology and techniques.
Our excellent facilities include an industry standard fabrication workshop, wiring workshop and PC and electrical laboratories. You will learn thorough Energyspace, an online Learning Management System, for all of our content delivery and assessment requirements.
Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready.
This course is aligned with the general electrical contracting industry in association with apprentice employers, and is recognised by state and national training boards.Course outcomes
This pre-vocational course is mainly aimed at school leavers or new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within the industry.Assessment
You will be assessed through written and oral questioning, observation of practical tasks and project work.
With a booming building trade comes plenty of opportunities for qualified electricians, particularly in the construction, building and maintenance fields. These areas lead to an exciting career in the electrical trades as an electrician, electrical fitter, electrical machine repairer, renewable energy installer, refrigeration mechanic and instrument technician.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.