Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Course code: UEE22020

Open to students studying any pathway in year 11 and 12 only.

Registered Training Organisation: Federation University

RTO Code: 4909

Course Summary

This program will give you the foundation to kick start an electrical apprenticeship; a career that needs both your brains and your hands-on skills. Qualified electricians are in high demand and are paid a higher than average weekly full-time wage.

This VET for Senior Secondary Students program will develop knowledge and skills that will equip you for entry into the workforce whilst you undertake applied learning in an adult learning environment.

As well as contributing to the satisfactory completion of a students pathway, after 2 years of study and, upon successful completion, students will gain a nationally recognised qualification and credits towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

You will learn about identifying and selecting components, accessories and materials, solving circuit problems and OH&S requirements in our industry-specific electrotechnology classrooms and workshops, located both at Federation University and the Wimmera Trade Training Centre.


Contribution towards VCE: VM 

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM complete 180 hours of a VET course in a Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

Contribution towards VCE

VCE – students who complete this qualification are eligible for three units at units 1 & 2 level and a units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).

Scored Assessment Available


National Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Federation University

Wimmera Campus (Horsham)

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.20 am to 3.20 pm

School to Work

It is recommended that students undertake a minimum of 40 hours SWL or work experience each year of this program with a qualified electrician or large electrical business to enhance their learning and job prospects.

Employment and Study Pathways

Potential career paths

Career opportunities include:

  • Apprentice Electrician

After further study:

  • Qualified Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Linesman

Fees and Equipment


Students are required to wear Australian standard work boots* and long work pants each week. Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements will be advised at Induction Day.

*Work boots are required to meet AS2210.3 class 1 (i.e. comprising of a safety toe and a sole that is resistant to most oils, acids and chemicals).

Students experiencing financial disadvantage may be eligible to receive free Work Boots provided by the State Schools’ Relief Program. Contact your VET Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.

Materials Fees

Select fees to be paid by the DE for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Additional Requirements

Students need to be in Year 11 or 12 in the year they are studying Electrotechnology and have strong maths knowledge.

Must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review prior to enrolment. Attendance in October at the WSM VET Cluster Induction Day and a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.

Study Units

Units may include:

Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace (Prerequisite for rest of
units) UEECD0007
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card) CPCCWHS1001
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation HLTAID001
Provide soulutions and report on routine electrotechnology UEECD0038
Solve problems in single path circuits UEECD0046
Use of routine equipment, plant and technologies in an energy sector environment UEECD0052
Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises UEERE0021

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.


Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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